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Parts Washing 101: What Cleaners are Used in Parts Washers?

Industrial parts washers provide a highly efficient way to perform general parts cleaning and precision parts cleaning. The end result is a combination of a washer’s cleaning process and the solvent that removes the soils. If you’re in the market for an industrial parts washing system, and you need on what cleaners are used in parts washers, the information below is for you.

What Cleaners are Used in Parts Washers?

There are several possible answers to the question, “What cleaners are used in parts washers?” To offer a meaningful response, we classify parts washer cleaners by moving from their most basic characteristics to ones that are highly specific, starting with the base the cleaners use.

Cleaner Base

Cleaners for parts washers have one of two bases: solvent or water. Solvent-based cleaners contain a solvent that dissolves two or more cleaning agents to create a homogenous formulation. Aqueous-based cleaners use water to dissolve an application of detergent and commonly use a heating process to speed the detergent dissolving and cleaning processes.

Hot or Cold     

Aqueous-based cleaners commonly require heat to achieve the best detergent dispersal and remove tough accumulations. By the same token, solvent-based cleaners often require no heat to perform efficaciously. Whether you should choose a cleaner that uses heat or one that stays cold is determined by the technology of the parts washer.

“Hot tank” washers are intended for cleaners that need heat to generate the best cleaning action. “Cold tank” washers are designed for solvents that exhibit proper efficacy at room temperature or below.

Jet Spray or Power Wash

Most parts washers use a jet spray cleaning process or a power wash process. Wikipedia provides an excellent description of each type of washer.

“A jet spray washer cleans by flooding the parts with warm chemical solution and high chemical concentration to clean the parts. In the power wash process the parts are blasted with hot chemical solution… A parts washer utilizing the power washer process operates at a very low concentration of cleaning detergent.”

Because they involve markedly different concentrations of cleaning agents, jet spray cleaners and power wash cleaners are often labeled and sold separately. The exception is when the cleaners are offered in undiluted form, and the user will create the correct formulation.

Type of Cleaning

Last, we come to why the cleaner is used: degreasing, adhesive removal, tar removal, etc. As long as the proper solvent is applied, parts washers can remove almost any type of accumulation. It’s simply a matter of choosing the right cleaner for the job, and choosing it in a form the works for your parts washer.

Contact Us Today

Now that you know what cleaners are used in parts washers, do you need to place an order or receiving help selecting the right cleaner for your requirements? If so, call us today at (800) 563-1305, or send us an email through our contact form. We offer a wide selection of eco friendly, highly efficacious parts washing cleaners. Get your greener cleaner from Ecolink!

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Petroleum Solvent: A Good Option for Auto Shop Parts Washers?

The auto repair industry uses petroleum-based preparations to lubricate parts and formulate fuel for vehicles. Consequently, auto repair shops encounter a high level of petroleum accumulations that must be removed from repairable auto components and tools used to repair them. Often, the most efficient way to clean both objects is placing them in an enclosed parts washing system that removes petroleum coatings.

Is a Petroleum Solvent the Best Option?

Traditionally, auto repair shops that use parts washing machines for removing petroleum buildup use one of two types of cleaning solvents: chlorinated solvents or petroleum solvents. The former have a relatively well-known list of disadvantages you may already be familiar with, including:

  • Further contamination of waste with chlorinated agents, increasing waste removal cost
  • Emitting vapors that can be toxic if inhaled
  • Regulations limiting use, particularly in low emission zones (LEZs)

To avoid these and other drawbacks of using a chlorinated solvent in parts washers, some auto shops use a petroleum solvent instead. Most types of petroleum solvent don’t involve the waste removal expense of chlorinated solvents. Even so, they have some significant drawbacks of their own, such as:

  • Emitting vapors that can be toxic if inhaled
  • Fast evaporation, making it hard to control worker exposure
  • Oily residue requiring an additional cleaning
  • High flammability

Using a parts washing system without chlorinated and petroleum solvents can place auto repair shops in a difficult position, especially when they’re accustomed to using one or both of these types of solvents as a go-to cleaner. What type of solvent could they use instead?

Benefits of Acetone Solvent

One alternative is using acetone or an acetone blend whose ingredients have the same traits as acetone in terms of toxicity, efficacy, and waste removal. A powerful degreaser in the right formulation, acetone is a naturally occurring chemical compound that’s non-toxic and non-carcinogenic — two qualities that aren’t associated with chlorinated and petroleum solvent.

In addition, acetone is highly affordable to purchase and use. It won’t boost your chemical waste disposal bill. And its formulation is non-toxic enough that acetone can even be ingested without fatal results, although you would probably have a whopping case of upset stomach.

Acetone and Your Parts Washer

Because acetone works well as a degreaser, and auto shops use parts washers for degreasing, acetone can be a viable replacement for chlorinated solvent and petroleum solvent. First, though, ensure your parts washer would accommodate acetone or an acetone blend. If so, using acetone may offer a safer, less expensive way to degrease auto parts and tools than using a petroleum solvent.

About Ecolink

Ecolink is a supplier of environmentally safe and environmentally preferred parts cleaning solvents for a variety of parts washers. We provide both stock and custom solutions, and supply free samples so you can see the results of a solvent before you place an order.

To explore acetone options for your parts washer, call us today at 800-563-1305, or send us an email through our contact form. We look forward to supporting your cleaning needs!             

 

 

 

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Solvent Based Parts Washers: What Are the Advantages?

There are many makes and models of parts washers, with each having its own appearance and special features and capabilities. But before you start looking at the finer points of a parts washer, it’s important to decide which type of machine you need based on how it uses the cleaning agent: a solvent based parts washer or an aqueous based parts washer.

Solvent Based vs. Aqueous Based

Solvent based parts washers use a cleaner that has a solvent base. The solvent in the cleaner dissolves two or more ingredients to create a homogenous cleaner that is typically used without heat. Aqueous based parts washers, on the other hand, use water to dissolve detergent, and apply heat to aid with solvent dispersal and cleaning action. This is why parts washers that use aqueous based cleaners are often called “hot tank” washers, while those using solvent based cleaners are often known as “cold tank” washers.

Now that we’ve looked at the basic differences between aqueous and solvent based parts washers, let’s look at three key advantages of using solvent based parts washers.

  1. Can be More Energy Efficient

Because cold tank washers don’t use heat to facilitate solvent distribution or cleaning action, they often use less energy than hot tank washers, which heat up and maintain a stable temperature during washing. Whether you’re concerned about energy efficiency for cost reasons, impact on the environment, or both, a solvent based washer may be your best option.

  1. Can be More Solvent Efficient

Some solvent based parts washers are designed for solvent recycling (e.g., recycling vapor degreaser). The solvent condensates in a special unit, free of the soils it just removed. Then, the recycled solvent returns to the basin where it was first applied. This allows you to use a single application of the solvent for two or more more parts washing sessions.

  1. Can Perform Cleaning Faster

For users who need to clean a low volume of parts on a periodic basis, the speed of a parts washer may be of little concern. However, industrial organizations that have a high volume of parts to clean to perform at any given time are naturally concerned about speed. Solvent based parts washers that don’t use heat often have a cycle that’s faster than the cycle of an aqueous based parts washing system.

Need Parts Washer Solvent?

If so, Ecolink has several environmentally preferred solutions that are suitable as drop-in replacements for your current solvent. In addition to providing a dynamic line of stock solvents, we produce custom formulations that are tailored to the needs of unique users. Before you order one of our solvents, request a free sample so you can see how it works, with no obligation to buy.

If you’re ready to place an order, or you need assistance selecting a solvent, please call us today at 800-563-1305, or send us an email through our contact form. We look forward to providing a powerful, eco friendly solvent for your solvent based parts washing system!

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Acetone Chemicals: First Aid Measures for Overexposure

Acetone is a naturally occurring and synthesized organic compound whose scientific formula was discovered in 1832 by chemists Jean-Baptiste Dumas and Justus von Liebig. Since then, acetone chemicals have been used for various purposes around the globe, with fingernail polish removal being the most popular application.

Acetone chemicals work like a dream for stripping away tough layers of dry fingernail polish. When formulated as industrial strength solvents, the chemicals can Also remove many other substances, including: a variety of glues, oil and grease, accretions on glass and porcelain, and various types of accumulations on laboratory glassware.

Acute Overexposure

Along with acetone’s remarkable ability to remove coatings comes the possibility of overexposure to the chemical compound. Acetone is not considered toxic, mutagenic, or carcinogenic, but it can still cause negative health effects if workers receive too much exposure.

Below are four first aid measures you can take to combat acute overexposure to acetone chemicals. Please note that these measures are for exposure to acetone and may need to be expanded when acetone is blended with other chemicals that carry their own risks.

  1. Inhalation

Acute overexposure to acetone from inhalation seems to cause the most effects, particularly: nose and throat irritation, headache, dizziness, nausea, drowsiness, confusion, and fainting. Workers who experience these symptoms should be moved to a fresh air environment. If symptoms don’t resolve quickly, professional medical attention should be sought.

  1. Eye Contact

Overexposure to acetone chemicals can make your eyes red, sore, and teary. Effects can usually be banished quickly by flushing the eyes with a gentle stream of warm water for about 20 minutes, without first removing contact lenses. If symptoms persist, seek professional medical attention.

  1. Skin Contact

Acute overexposure seldom causes skin problems, except mild irritation. If acetone is spilled on a worker, affected clothing should be discarded and washed thoroughly. Then, affected skin should be washed with a gentle stream of warm water for roughly five minutes. If the irritation causes pain or persists after skin is washed, get professional medical attention.

  1. Ingestion

Acetone is seldom ingested, but when it happens to be swallowed in large amounts, effects mirror those for overexposure by inhalation. Washing out the mouth with warm water can reduce discomfort. Seek medical attention if the worker has a severely upset stomach or feels generally unwell.

About Ecolink

Ecolink has years of experience in supplying environmentally safe and environmentally preferred industrial cleaning solvents. Our customers are companies and organizations that have industrial, solvent-based applications that require the use of eco friendly solvents.

In addition to offering a wide selection of stock products, we also provide custom blends that are tailored to your unique requirements. To ensure a solvent works as expected for your needs, we offer free samples, so you can try before you buy.

For more information about acetone chemicals, please call us today at 800-563-1305, or send us an email at info@ecolink.com. We look forward to helping you choose the best solutions for your solvent applications!

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Isopropyl Alcohol: What is An IPA Cleaner?

Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) is a compound with the chemical formula C3H8O or C3H7OH or CH3CHOHCH3. Chemical elements that form the compound make it colorless — a desirable quality for cleaning minutely porous materials that could absorb color from cleaners — and highly evaporable, which makes it an optimal solution for cleaning soils from electronics.

Consequently, care must taken when using an IPA in an environment that has ignition sources. Fire hazard must also be considered when storing the popular cleaner. And workers who use IPA regularly can benefit from wearing respirators — and potentially other protective gear, depending on whether IPA is combined with other elements to create an IPA cleaner.

Classes of IPA

There are several classes of IPA based on intended use: industrial, cosmetic, pharmaceutical (USP), reagent, and electronic. At Ecolink, we specialize in IPA for general industrial use and cleaning electronics. Industrial grade IPA is primarily used as a solvent and cleaner. Electronic IPA is used in the same capacity, cleaning printed circuit boards (PCB) and flat panel displays (FPD), along with a many other electrical parts and apparatuses.

IPA Vs. IPA Cleaner

IPA from IPA cleaner is splitting hairs. IPA itself is a formidable cleaner; albeit, one with various purity levels that impact how and where it is used. The term ”IPA cleaner” commonly refers to cleaners containing the compound along with other active ingredients.

An IPA cleaner — as distinguished from pure IPA — commonly refers to cleaners using IPA to create industrial cleaner, such as IPA-based acetone, 2-bromopropane, and propene. However, because IPA with high a purity level is an excellent cleaner, organizations often use IPA alone, both as a general cleaner and a solvent for cleaning electronic components.

IPA Purity Levels

The efficacy and range of application for IPA depends on its purity. For example, pharmacy-grade rubbing alcohol, hand sanitizers, and disinfecting wipes commonly use a 60%–70% IPA solution in water. But industrial grade IPA frequently contains over 99% pure IPA.

The high purity enhances the compound’s natural qualities. Beneficial for cleaning electronics, evaporation rate increases. Another benefit is that high-purity IPA cleaner is affordable and more efficacious compared to other solutions (e.g., ethanol, n-butanol, and methanol). for some of the same applications.

IPA’s primary downsides are high flammability and high evaporation rate. As mentioned previously, the high evaporation is excellent for cleaning electronics; however, depending on the amount used, a special air filtration system and personal protective equipment (PPE) may be needed in the application environment.

Need an IPA Cleaner?

If you’re in the market for an IPA cleaner, check out our lineup of IPA solutions before you buy. We offer high-purity IPA, with the option to acquire it in bulk supply, standard shipments, or as needed. We also offer free samples of all cleaners, so you can try before your buy.

To explore IPA cleaner opportunities at Ecolink, call us today at (800) 563-1305, or send us an email through our contact form. We look forward to supplying high-purity IPA for your general and electronics-based cleaning needs!

IPA Electronic Cleaning: An Overview

Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) is a popular cleaning solution in the industrial, commercial, and residential sectors. In each case, the compound is commonly used to clean electronics, ranging from computer components, to display screens, to parts in sound equipment.

There’s a difference between IPA you get from a local pharmacy and IPA you acquire from an industrial-grade supplier of cleaners for electronics. The small bottles you find on pharmacy shelves have roughly 80 percent purity; IPA dispersed in sanitary wipes often has slightly less. Industrial grade IPA, on the other hand, commonly has a purity of over 99%.

IPA Electronic Cleaning

No all electronic cleaning operations require a solution of nearly 100% IPA. To achieve the right IPA density, users can conveniently dilute the isopropyl alcohol with water, achieving a mixture perfect for the application. IPA electronic cleaning applies to the following electronic apparatuses components, among others:

● Contact pins (e.g., ROM cartridges)
● Magnetic tape
● Disk heads (e.g., legacy floppy disk drives)
● Optical disc drive lasers (e.g., CD and DVD)
● IC packages (e.g., CPUs)

IPA excels at removing oil, grease, and other handling soils from electronics. It also serves well as a remover of ionic salts from PCBs and excels at dissolving organic acids from rosin-based solder flux. However, IPA electronic cleaning can also have some potential drawbacks.

IPA’s polar nature makes it an undesirable option for cleaning non-polar oil and grease. This is significant, because the polar ionic contaminants and nonpolar grease and oil are frequently encountered in the cleaning operation. In this situation, polar IPA can be combined with a nonpolar solvent. If we don’t stock an IPA combo solution that addresses your needs, we’ll create a custom solvent for IPA electronic cleaning that addresses your specific needs.

Other Crucial Considerations

Because high-purity IPA is inexpensive compared to many electronic cleaning solvents — and because it possesses a wide range of applications — even solutions combining IPA and non-polar solvent can be quite affordable, making them popular options for upgrading to a more affordable solution without compromising the efficacy of the solvent.

Another crucial consideration is the high flammability of IPA. With an open cup flashpoint of 11.7°C (53.1°F; 284.8 K) and a closed cup flashpoint of 13°C (55°F), the compound should not be used for IPA electronic cleaning without safety measures in place, particularly flame-retardant personal protective equipment (PPE) and storing the solvent in an area lacking combustibles and ignition sources. The high evaporation of high-purity IPA that is beneficial for cleaning electronics causes the solution to combust quickly and burn fast.

Use IPA Electronic Cleaning

As long as you choose the right solution and follow safety precautions, an IPA electronic cleaning solvent is an effective, affordable way to address a variety of commercial and industrial grade electronic cleaning applications. When you make us your source, you have the option of using a stock solution or a custom solution specifically formulated to match your needs.

To get started on selecting an IPA electronic cleaning agent, call us today at (800) 563-1305, or send us an email through our contact form. We look forward to supplying IPA electronic cleaning solutions!

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Precision Cleaning of Parts: Common Mistakes to Avoid

Precision cleaning is a refined cleaning process that removes super-micrometre particles and residues that are thinner than a monolayer. The maximum amount of dirt allowed on parts that undergo precision cleaning is ≤ 50 mg / m² (1).

Precision cleaning delivers a deeper level of cleaning than “intermediate cleaning” and “final cleaning”, but not as deep as “critical cleaning”, which is performed in a cleanroom environment to remove sub-micrometre particles and non-volatile residue. The maximum amount of allowable dirt for critical cleaning is ≤ 5 mg / m² (1).

Precision Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

Precision cleaning of parts is the gold standard for cleaning most types of industrial parts, with precision cleaning being reserved for parts such as medical instruments and certain aerospace components — two classes of parts whose use has the least tolerance for accumulated soils.

Precision cleaning of parts isn’t a difficult process when performed using an parts washing machine. However, there are four mistakes newcomers to precision cleaning commonly make. Avoiding the mistakes below adds integrity to the parts cleaning process, helps protect parts, can cut parts cleaning costs.

  1. Failing to Define Precision Cleaning

The definition of precision cleaning above should define the parameters of your precision parts cleaning process. Too often, the process is ill-defined and conforms to the standards for intermediate cleaning or final cleaning. This can lead to poor parts performance and equipment failure.

  1. Not Considering all Part Materials

Modern precision parts often contain more than one material and more than one type of the same material. For example, a motor part may feature high-grade plastic, as well as steel and copper. Each material must be considered when choosing a solvent for precision cleaning of parts. Otherwise, a solvent that isn’t compatible with all the materials could cause damage.

  1. Not Performing Solvent Recycling

Not every parts washer has a solvent recycling system, but ones that do can significantly reduce solvent costs. For example, using a vapor degreaser in a washing system that recycles solvent separates used solvent from the soils it removed, returning the recycled degreaser to the solvent basin in the washing chamber, where it can be used for the next wash cycle.

  1. Using Wrong Solvent for the Job

There are several ways to use the wrong solvent for precision cleaning of parts; specifically, using the wrong solvent for the parts washing system, using a solvent that has a poor environmental safety profile, and using a solvent that doesn’t offer the best efficacy for removing certain soils. Ecolink will help you choose the most efficacious solvent.

Need a Precision Parts Cleaner?

If so, contact us today, and one of our solvent specialists will help you select the best precision parts cleaner for your needs. If a stock solution isn’t the best fit, we’ll formulate a custom solvent that’s designed for your unique requirements. To get started on selecting a solvent for precision cleaning of parts, call us today at 800-563-1305, or send us an email through our contact form.

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Aqueous Based Cleaners: 4 Cost Saving Strategies

Aqueous based cleaners are often a good choice for the environment and workers who perform cleaning operations. The water base is friendlier to leaf and limb than many solvent based cleaners. In many cases, this is due to an absence or low volume of volatile organic compounds in the cleaner, which become known as hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) when they evaporate.

Regardless of why an aqueous cleaner is right for your needs, there are at least four cost saving strategies you can use to minimize your investment. Let’s take a brief look at what they are.

1. Purchase in Bulk

When the seller offers a low price for bulk orders, the buyer essentially receives a lower cost for each unit that comprises the large order. Bulk orders are great for big companies and organizations that consistently use a large supply of aqueous based cleaners. They also work for smaller outfits that want to get a great price and store away most of the order to use it as-needed.

2. Buy As-Needed

Speaking of the “as-needed” supply model, it operates quite simply. A stock or custom solvent is matched with the customer’s needs, the customer’s product information (e.g., data for a custom cleaner formulation) is stored, and the customer can then order the product in practically any amount, on practically any schedule.

3. Use a Custom Cleaner

Having a cleaner custom formulated for your unique needs often involves more upfront expense than buying a stock cleaner. However, if a stock solution poses problems to workers’ health and the environment, using a safer, custom solvent may be the most cost effective option, especially considering the high cost of sick days, workers comp claims, and injury lawsuits that may result from using toxic cleaners.

4. Buy From One Source

Some businesses reward frequent customers with special discounts and other incentives. It’s the company’s way of giving something back, while still making sales. We don’t often mention customer rewards when talking about the economics of solvent purchases, but the reward programs can save high-volume users thousands of dollars annually on aqueous based cleaners and other types of cleaning solutions.

In addition, getting everything you need from one supply source fosters a business relationship where the seller is highly motivated to meet the customer’s needs. Great customer service can win customers, but great customers can also promote a high level of customer service.

Shopping for Aqueous Based Cleaners?

If so, check out our selection of industrial grade, aqueous based cleaners that are formulated for a variety of applications. We supply both stock and custom solvents, and provide a free test sample for whatever you plan to buy, so you can see the solution’s efficacy for yourself. Request the sample and we’ll send it quickly.

To learn more about our aqueous-based cleaners, or to place an order, please call us today at 800-563-1305, or send us an email using our contact form. We look forward to learning about your needs and seeing how we can help!

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Acetone Manufacturers: 6 Factors That Separate One From Another

Acetone is one of the oldest and most popular solvents for removing many types of accumulations. This is why there are hundreds of industrial acetone manufacturers to choose from in the U.S. alone. How do you know which manufacturer is best positioned to serve you? Below, we help answer the question by listing six things that distinguish one acetone manufacturer from another.

1. Product Selection

Do you need a cleaner with acetone as the only active ingredient, or do you require an acetone solvent that contains other active chemicals? You can often find both types of products from the same manufacturer, but not always. Some companies only offer acetone, while others only supply acetone blends.

2. Custom Formulation

If you’ve ever shopped for a solvent and couldn’t find a stock solution that met your needs, then you know the importance of using a manufacturer of custom solvents. Most acetone manufacturers that offer custom formulations also have plenty of stock products to choose from, offering you the best of both worlds.

3. Eco Friendliness

Acetone is an organic compound that’s considered non-toxic, non-mutagenic, and non-carcinogenic. However, when you mix it with other chemicals, you can lose the safety profile of pure acetone. If you need a chemical blend, it’s best to shop at acetone manufacturers that specialize in environmentally preferred solvents, whose ingredients aren’t regulated or scheduled for regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

4. Technical Assistance

Acetone manufacturers employ a team of chemists to create products. But this doesn’t necessarily mean you can speak with one of the chemists. Unless you have your own team of chemists or possess a consummate understanding of solvent formulation, it’s best to order from a manufacturer that provides technical assistance for product selection.

5. Free Solvent Samples

It’s part of the scientific method: Before you conclude an acetone solvent is right for your needs, you’d like to see the results firsthand. Manufacturers that provide free test samples let you do this. Regardless of what type of acetone solution you require, it’s always a good idea to try it before you buy it.

6. Supply Volume Options

Some acetone users require acetone solvent in bulk, while others require only a small amount on an as-needed basis. Some manufacturers sell to high-volume buyers, while others offer more flexibility, supplying solvent in bulk, midsize volumes, and small volumes that are ordered as needed. Because supply needs can change, it’s best to go with a supplier that offers this flexibility.

Are All Acetone Manufacturers Equal?
All acetone manufacturers have one thing in common: They sell acetone in one form or another. Beyond this commonality, though, manufacturers of acetone can be quite different from one another, especially regarding product selection, availability of custom solutions, eco friendliness, technical assistance, test samples, and supply volume options.

For help selecting an eco friendly acetone solvent that you can test by requesting a free sample, contact Ecolink today at 800-563-1305, or send us an email through our contact form. We look forward to assisting you!

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IPA Cleaner Spray: Key Facts to Remember

Sold on the industrial, commercial, and residential markets, isopropyl alcohol (IPA) cleaner has a wide variety of uses, from killing germs, to cleaning general surfaces, to cleaning electronic components that play a critical role in business operations.

Ecolink offers IPA cleaner spray solutions for industrial applications. These solutions generally have a higher IPA purity than business-to-consumer (B2C) IPA cleaners. The following key things to remember about IPA cleaner spray is based on this fact.

1. Range of Use

In terms of application, IPA spray cleaner is one of the most diverse spray cleaners for industrial settings, highly useful for cleaning general surfaces, removing soils from a wide range of electronic parts and apparatuses, and disinfecting surfaces, tools, and instruments.

However, when it comes to general cleaning, IPA cleaner spray isn’t suitable for all surfaces. Before you begin using an IPA spray liberally, check the user’s manual to identify any materials industrial grade IPA — or IPA of any purity level — isn’t designed to treat.

2. Low Flashpoint

IPA has an open cup flashpoint of 11.7°C (53.1°F; 284.8 K) and a closed cup flashpoint of 13°C (55°F). The flashpoint of an IPA cleaner spray is partly determined by its purity; specifically, what percentage of the solution is IPA, what percentage is water, and what percentage is comprised of another ingredient, and possible more than one.

If you use an industrial formulation, you’re probably using a product with high purity. This means workers should use flame retardant personal protective equipment (PPE) and special storage conditions should be observed.

The Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Sciences recommends 99% IPA be “stored in [a] Flammable Area with other flammable materials and away from any strong oxidizers. In addition “Store in a dedicated flammables cabinet. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated, locked store room away from incompatible materials.”

3. Highly Evaporative

IPA with a purity of 99% and above readily evaporates in open air, leaving no residue. The high evaporation rate makes the compound great for cleaning electrical components that shouldn’t remain wet for more than few minutes, if not less. The high evaporation rate of a nearly pure IPA formulation also correlates with its easy flammability, which should be considered when establishing a range of use for IPA cleaner spray.

4. Longevity

High purity IP cleaner spray can last for long periods of time in unopened containers. However, as the Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Sciences notes, “Peroxide formation may occur in containers that have been opened and remain in storage for more than 12 months.” This is important to remember when ordering IPA cleaner spray. How long containers remain in storage can impact the solution’s efficacy.

Need IPA Cleaner Spray?

If so, Ecolink can provide you with a stock solution or custom formulation quickly and affordably. In addition, we’ll provide you with a free product sample, so you can test its efficacy before the purchase. To get started on selecting the right product, call us today at (800) 563-1305, or send us an email through our contact form. We look forward to helping you choose the right solution!