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!








Options for Aerospace Hydraulic System Cleaning Solvent

Because of the critical role that aerospace hydraulic systems play in flying and landing aircraft, you can never be too vigilant about maintaining the hydraulic systems for your aerospace equipment. To be vigilant about maintenance, though, you first need to select a hydraulic system cleaning solvent that matches the needs of your equipment and cleaning operations.

Choosing a Hydraulic System Cleaning Solvent

You have plenty of hydraulic system cleaning solvent options at your disposal, but not all of them are designed to meet the stringent specifications for cleaning aerospace equipment. At Ecolink, we offer solvents that are designed for cleaning aerospace hydraulic systems. To help you select a solvent in an informed, expeditious manner, we present two of our solvent options that work well for many clients in the aerospace industry: Aerokleen and Positron.

  1. Aerokleen

Aerokleen is a non-chlorinated solvent designed specifically for cleaning of aviation hydraulic fluid, among other tasks. Simply wipe or spray the solvent onto the cleaning surface, and watch dirt and residue flow away. Aerokleen offers the following important benefits that make it a highly prefered hydraulic system cleaning solvent.

  • 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

Order Aerokleen online in 55 gallon drums, 5 gallon pails, 4 x 1 gallon case, 12 x 1 quart case, or 16 x 1 pint bottles. Save money by ordering in bulk or in small shipments on an as-needed basis.

  1. Positron

Positron is an ultra high-purity dielectric solvent that you can use to clean aerospace hydraulic equipment while it remains energized. First, though, read the product literature to be sure the dielectric is strong enough to buffer the electricity load of the energized equipment you need to clean. Important benefits of Positron include:

  • Low odor
  • Fast dry-time
  • Aggressive cleaning action
  • Ultra-low residue
  • No hazardous fumes
  • High dielectric strength, (ASTM D-877 test procedures to 48,000 volts.)
  • No SARA or RCRA listed ingredients

Order Positron in 55 gallon drums, 5 gallon pails, 4 x 1 gallon case, 12 x 22 ounce pump spray, or 12 x 16 ounce net aerosol. Cut costs by placing bulk orders or by ordering smaller quantities on an as-needed basis.

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Due to the extreme conditions under which it can operate, aerospace equipment must be well-maintained at all times. If it isn’t, lives could be lost due to equipment failure. Our aerospace hydraulic system cleaning solvents are perfect options for maintaining the hydraulic systems of the equipment through the rigors of high-speed take offs and swift landings.

To inquire about these and other aerospace grade cleaning solvents, call us today at (800) 563-1305, or send us an email through our contact form. We look forward to providing a stock solvent or custom solvent that meets your aerospace hydraulic system cleaning requirements.






Aerospace Solvents: Matching Cleaning Operations With Solvents

Aerospace equipment that propels aircraft into the stratosphere and beyond doesn’t have the option of malfunctioning. If it does, and the worst case scenario ensues, the equipment hurtles toward earth at a startling rate of speed, crashes, and obliterates the machinery and crew.

Helping to prevent tragedies like this is why Ecolink has a special line of cleaning solvents designed for cleaning aerospace equipment and related hardware. To select the right cleaners, it’s essential to match aerospace cleaning applications with aerospace solvents that are designed for them. This is what we do in this entry, matching ten Ecolink aerospace solvents with their intended applications, with some product notes included for each one.

  1. Aerokleen

Applications: Ideal to use for removing polysulfide sealants, cleaning away aviation hydraulic fluids, cleaning wheel and brake grime, and cleaning general surfaces

Note: Aerospace NESHAPS compliant and no hazardous ingredients according to the EPA

  1. Ecolink 2005

Applications: Non-flammable solvent formulated for cleaning electrical contacts, electrical relays, and other electrical apparatuses

Note: Available during HCFC-141b transition

  1. Ecolink 3005

Applications: Non-flammable solvent formulated for cleaning electrical contacts, electrical relays, and other electrical apparatuses

Note: Conforms to Boeing D6-17487 Revision P

  1. New II

Applications: Parts washing solvent specifically designed for machine immersion cleaning

Note: Qualified PRF-680A Type II replacement

  1. Positron

Application: Ultra-high purity dielectric solvent ideal for cleaning fuel-related soils from electrical equipment, electro-mechanical equipment, and hydraulic systems

Note: Ideal for both parts washing immersion and spray / wipe cleaning

  1. Safe Strip

Application: Ideal for cleaning paint gun equipment used on aerospace equipment

Note: Excellent replacement for methylene chloride

  1. Hypersolve / Triagen (A)

Application: Formulated for removing a wide range of organic soils from metal, while evaporating rapidly and leaving no residue

Note: Hypersolve available in bulk and Triagen (A) available in bulk and aerosol

  1. Purity

Application: Diverse cleaning agent in wipe form that safely cleans electric motors, windings, breakers, bushings, and bearings

Note: Completely safe and non-toxic, and EPA SNAP approved

  1. VG-151

Application: Perfect for removing adhesives and decals, and removing corrosion inhibiting compounds and hard to remove organic soils

Note: Spray-on gel with no aromatic solvents, chlorinated solvents, or ketones

  1. Vortex

Application: Semi-Aqueous cleaner designed to remove rosin flux, oily film from metal surfaces, and the toughest organic soils, such as tar and asphalt

Note: Biodegradable, with no harmful fumes and all natural ingredients, option to wear low-level PPE

About Our Company

Ecolink supplies environmentally preferred environmentally safe cleaning solvents to companies and organizations around the globe. In addition to supplying readymade aerospace solvents, we accept custom orders to create solutions that meet specific needs. Whether you select a readymade solvent or a custom solution, we’ll provide you with a test sample of the cleaner for free.

To inquire about our products and services, please give us a call today at (800) 563-1305, or use the contact form on our website. We look forward to learning about your situation and presenting you with eco friendly options for aerospace solvents applications.


Aerospace Cleaning Chemicals: Eco Friendly Solutions for Aerospace Cleaning

Aerospace cleaning chemicals are specially formulated to adhere to the complex maintenance standards for aerospace equipment. However, many aerospace cleaning chemicals are conventional solutions that don’t meet EPA regulations for the safe use of cleaning chemicals.

Because the EPA is continually in the process of banning or regulating the use of dangerous chemicals in commercial and industrial environments, now would be an excellent time to switch to aerospace cleaning chemicals that minimally impact the environment, if they impact it at all.

Eco Friendly Solutions for Aerospace Cleaning
There are two basic forms of aerospace cleaning: cleaning the cabin of aerospace equipment, and cleaning areas outside the cabin, particularly the body of the aircraft and its mechanical components located in the engine compartment. If you need eco friendly aerospace cleaning chemicals for these tasks, we can offer you the following high-performance replacements.

Aero Kleen
This is an environmentally responsible product that is designed to remove grease, fuel oils, hydraulic fluids, carbon and organic resins without leveraging the power of toxic chemicals. Aero Kleen is formulated to comply with military/commercial conformance standards for cleaning Douglas Aircraft Company aerospace equipment and Boeing aerospace equipment.

Ecolink 2005 –  Replaced by FluoSolv
This eco friendly cleaning solution is formulated to clean electrical components and contacts in spot cleaning applications. Ecolink 2005 is especially helpful for cleaning aerospace equipment for the following businesses and organizations: NASA Dryden Research Center, Northrop Grumman, Sikorsky, and Lockheed Martin. Ecolink 2005 is also highly effective as a solution for immersion/Sonics cleaning to decontaminate oxidizer flow meters in military/commercial aircraft.

Ecolink 3005 – Replaced by FluoSolv
Ecolink 3005 is specially designed to clean away light oil and dust in a manner that makes it a valuable solution for displacing oil from canon plugs and using as an electrical contact cleaner for a variety of avionics equipment. This solution meets performance standards that are necessary for specific aircraft cleaning operations at the large avionics company Boeing.

Electron comes in two forms: original Electron and Electron 296. Electron is used as a cleaner for everything from general cleaning operations, to cleaning spectrometer burn chambers, to serving as a QPL Class II solvent remover. Electron 296 is marketed as a replacement solution for general maintenance of DOD ground equipment, weapons, and aerospace equipment.

This general purpose cleaner is used for general cleaning of hydraulic components, cleaning rotating electrical equipment, and for cleaning prior to thermal spraying, to name a few. Hypersolve meets many conformation standards, including: Boeing D6-17487 Revision L, Douglas Aircraft Company, CSD #1, NAVSEA 300, and several U.S. Army DMWR’s.

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For many companies and organizations, replacing hazardous aerospace cleaning chemicals with eco friendly ones can be an anxious affair. Will the new solution perform as well as the old one? Can the new solution be purchased for a price that is similar to the cost for the replaced chemical? Could the new solution help to decrease professional waste disposal costs?

When you purchase eco friendly aerospace cleaning solutions, the answer to all of these questions is yes. Ecolink specializes in creating highly efficacious, eco friendly cleaning products that help companies control emissions and help reduce negative health conditions in workers who are exposed to the solutions on a regular basis in the work environment.

For more information about our eco friendly replacement solutions for aerospace cleaning chemicals, call us today at (800) 563-1305, or refer to the contact page on our website. We look forward to helping you implement high-quality replacements for dangerous cleaning chemicals.


Aerospace Cleaners for Critical Applications

As it pertains to the cleaning of aerospace materials and components, you can probably already imagine that most of these parts are likely to be involved in critical applications, due to the type of industry. Very specific aerospace cleaners will be needed to successfully accomplish thorough cleaning for critical applications. Ecolink provides both aerospace and Department of Defense clients with an extensive and detailed list of qualified solvents, cleaners, and degreasers that guarantee to efficiently clean all aerospace parts, materials, and components needed for critical applications. Ecolink’s customer base includes several of the major airlines, both aerospace and defense contractors, as well as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA. Several reasons, including our company’s professionalism, superior products, accountability, conscientious attention to detail, and cleaning success rate has resulted in Ecolink receiving a one hundred percent supplier rating at most of our customer locations.

CleanEnvironmentEcolink is pleased with the outstanding relationship it has continued to nurture with the aerospace industry. Ecolink’s partnership with the aerospace industry commenced when the company helped the Department of Defense replace its chlorinated solvents, which were needed for the cleaning of products that were used for critical applications, in the burn chambers of their spectrometers. Today, Ecolink works very closely with Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) personnel, materials and process engineers, as well as end users who are designated to ensure proficient cleaning of parts used for critical applications in order to arrange these high priority products with the best possible environmental and toxicological profile outcome.

The following are proven cleaning results from using Ecolink cleaning agents that will effectively clean the products used to build and perform critical applications related to aerospace business operations:

  • Environmentally preferred aviation solvents that can clean aviation hydraulic fluid, wheels and brakes, and general product surfaces.
  • Non flammable contact cleaners for relays, contacts, and other types of electrical apparatuses.
  • Regular contact cleaners for contacts, relays, and other kinds of electrical apparatuses.
  • Parts washing solutions for the immersion cleaning of aerospace materials and components.
  • Ultra high purity dielectric solvents for cleaning electrical systems, electromechanical systems, hydraulic systems, and fuel related soils.
  • Clean up products for paint guns and spray-on equipment.
  • Rapid evaporation metal cleaning that leaves zero residue, and is effective on a wide range of organic soils.
  • Wipe cleaning agents that can be used to clean electric motors, windings, breakers, bearings, and bushings.
  • Cleaning solutions that will clean up sticky reside from adhesives and decals, as well as get rid of corrosion inhibiting compounds and difficult to remove organic soils.

Partly aqueous solvents used to remove rosin flux, oily film from metal surfaces, and difficult to remove organic soils, such as asphalt and tar.