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Approved Detergents For Aircraft Turbine Engine Inspection & NDT

Inspection of turbine engine components, both rotating parts like blades and discs, as well as non-rotatives, is a critical element of ensuring the safe operating condition of an aircraft engine. A range of inspection techniques are used from the time of fabrication and throughout numerous service intervals during the plane engine’s service life.

Recently, engine inspection has become a more visible part of the conversation around aircraft engine maintenance. Cleaning remains a crucial part of this inspection.

Brulin offers superior solutions that ensure an efficient and effective cleanliness verification process.

AquaVantage® 815 GD and AquaVantage® 3887 GD have both been extensively approved for cleaning turbine engine parts in preparation for the inspection processes, including Nondestructive Testing (NDT) techniques like Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection (FPI).

Our goal is to help manufacturers choose the right product for their needs based on specifics of their process, cost reduction goals, throughput time improvements, quality, and environmental impact.

AquaVantage® 815 GD | The Cleaning Standard In Immersion & Ultrasonic Detergents

Approved By: Airbus, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, Spirit AeroSystems, American Airlines, Bombardier Aerospace, GE Aviation, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, NASA and many more. See all approvals, conformances, and test compliances here.

Aqueous Detergent Information & Overview

AquaVantage® 815 GD is a dilutable, water-based cleaning detergent that uses a proprietary blend of surfactants, chelants, and corrosion inhibitors to remove a wide range of soils from fan blades and other aircraft engine components.

It can be used as a pre-treatment before nondestructive testing methods, such as fluorescent penetrant inspection. AquaVantage® 815 GD is designed to be used in immersion and ultrasonic cleaning systems.

The Advantages Of AquaVantage® 815 GD

AquaVantage® 815 GD has several advantages over other aqueous detergents.

  • It is certified as a Clean Air Solvent by California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).
  • It is compatible with a wide variety of alloys, including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastics, rubbers, and painted surfaces. It does not cause corrosion, discoloration, or degradation of fan blades or other engine parts.
  • It can clean more fan blades per gallon of solution and extends tank life, reducing the frequency of changing or disposing of the detergent.

AquaVantage® 815 GD is an effective and safe parts cleaning product that can help airlines and MROs save time, money, and resources while ensuring the quality and reliability of their fan blade inspection.

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AquaVantage® 3887 GD | Our Highest Technology Aerospace Cleaner

Approved By: Pratt & Whitney, American Eurocopter, Boeing, GE Aviation, Honeywell Aerospace, Rolls-Royce, and more. See all approvals, conformances, and test compliances here.

Aqueous Detergent Information & Overview

AquaVantage® 3887 GD is an aqueous detergent that sets a new standard for aerospace cleaners. Meant for use in spray wash cabinets, immersion parts washer and ultrasonic tanks, it provides exceptional cleanliness, longer tank life and simplified tank maintenance.

AquaVantage® 3887 GD is non-corrosive and non-staining to a wide range of materials and alloys. This includes Ni-Cad plating, nickel, nickel alloys and plating, steel, carbon steel, stainless steel, titanium and titanium allows and much more.

This detergent can also remove a wide range of soils. This includes buffing compounds, coolants, dirt/particulate, flux, grease and many different oils.

The Advantages Of AquaVantage® 3887 GD

When talking with key aerospace manufacturers, we’ve found that switching them to AquaVantage® 3887 GD has allowed for better cleaning, leading to significantly reduced rework. We often find that parts are also cleaned faster (in one case, down to only 15 minutes compared to a prior 1.5-hour parts cleaning process).

Other successes when switching to AquaVantage® 3887 GD include:

  • Longer tank life (in one case, lasting 12 months vs. less than 4 months previously).
  • Consistent cleaning, good rinsing and fewer rejects throughout.
  • Effective at concentrations as low as 5%, reducing product costs.
  • Eliminated filter clogging and improved particulate removal.

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Your Experience Working With Brulin & Using AquaVantage® Products

When you work with Brulin, you gain access to our dedicated team of parts cleaning advisors and process specialists. Our team isn’t transactionally minded, like so many others in the industry. We take our services and expertise seriously, providing real guidance that solves real, unique problems.

One of the most important tools that engine MRO shops can leverage is an advanced cleaning process that not only fulfills manufacturer specifications, but also excels in effectively removing oil, carbon, ambient soils, debris, and other superficial contaminants from engine parts.

Not only is effective soil removal vital for a thorough inspection, but the cleaning process must also be careful not to damage the parts or leave any residue that could hinder the inspection.

Once we understand your specific parts cleaning needs, we’ll work to design systems, processes, and solutions that deliver results and reduce your Total Cost of Operations. Our team has helped thousands of companies find their ideal parts cleaning process. We apply this vast knowledge to design your solution.

Brulin’s line of approved and tested parts cleaning chemistries provide faster, safer solutions for aerospace manufacturing and maintenance facilities. If you need help streamlining your turbine disc and fan blade cleaning and inspection process, reach out to our advisors or request purchasing information for AquaVantage® 815 GD or AquaVantage® 3887 GD.

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