Airplane Maintenance Cleaners: The Case for Aerokleen

Whether you need to clean a space shuttle, a commercial airliner, or a military fighter jet, you need one or more airplane maintenance cleaners that are designed for aircraft cleaning needs. This is why Ecolink developed Aerokleen — an environmentally preferred aviation solvent that delivers the following important benefits over other, conventional aviation solvent solutions.

  • Safe on all metals
  • Excellent solvency
  • Aerospace NESHAPS compliant
  • No hazardous ingredients as defined by the EPA
  • Not a flammable or combustible liquid, (TCC Flash point above 200° F)
  • Conforms to McDonnell Douglas Corp. CSD#1, Type 3, Boeing Commercial Airplane BAC 5750, and DC 17487 specifications
  • No SARA or RCRA listed ingredients

Now that we’ve laid out the major benefits of Aerokleen, let’s take a look at how they distinguish the solvent from competing airplane maintenance cleaners that you could use instead.

Breaking Down the Benefits

One of the most helpful benefits is the solvent’s compatibility with all metals. Your aircraft almost certainly contains different types of metal, especially in the engine compartment. Apply the solution without worrying about the corrosion or oxidation of metal components, then take advantage of the cleaner’s excellent solvency to wash it away with water, as needed.

Aerokleen is also a great choice because it contains no hazardous ingredients found on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) List of Lists, has no ingredients listed in the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) or the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and has a formulation that complies with aerospace National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS). This means Aerokleen can be used without extensive protect equipment. It also means that the EPA is highly unlikely to regulate or ban ingredients in the solvent.

Another major benefit of Aerokleen is its exceptionally high flashpoint that qualifies it as a non-flammable solvent. A high flashpoint doesn’t equate to a dielectric that impedes electricity, so Aerokleen should be used to clean motors that are in a non-energized state. However, the solvent’s high flashpoint allows you to use and store the solvent in most types of environments without worrying about fire hazard.

In addition, Aerokleen Conforms to McDonnell Douglas Corp. CSD#1, Type 3, Boeing Commercial Airplane BAC 5750, and DC 17487 specifications. This makes the solvent an excellent catch-all cleaner for organizations that share the same aircraft solvent specifications, and makes it a highly compatible solvent for airline solvent cleaning operations.

Need Airplane Maintenance Cleaners?

If so, Aerokleen is just one of the options you have through Ecolink. We also offer a variety of other environmentally preferred stock solvents that are suitable for cleaning aircraft. In addition, if one of our stock solvents doesn’t address your requirements, we can use toll blending to create a custom solution that’s tailored to your needs, and supply it on an ongoing basis.

To learn more about our airplane maintenance cleaners or other products, please call us today at (800) 563-1305, or send us an email through our contact form. We look forward to answering your questions!