US Army Corps of Engineers Dams: d Limonene & NPB Solvents

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d Limonene & NPB Solvents Used to Maintain Hydroelectric Generators

If you are bidding on any Army Corps of Engineers project that have specified the use of Electron solvent or denatured alcohol for wiping the rotor of a large hydro electric generator, please call 800 563-1305 or email

Electron solvent is approaching its 20th anniversary and was originally approved by Siemens-Westinghouse and General Electric for their turbines and generators. Ecolink Inc. offers denatured alcohol and other commodity chemicals used during the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of hydroelectric generators. However, if you prefer a non-flammable alternative with much more solvency than denatured alcohol or comparable industrial cleaners than we urge you to upgrade to Hypersolve™ as a safe, effective and best-in-class NPB solvent.
When paired with Electron it delivers a 1-2 punch that knocks out even the most baked on, caked on dirt and soils.

Special Offer for US Army Corps of Engineer Dam Employees

Ecolink Inc. offers a 15% discount and FREE shipping for any new cleaner degreasers, degreaser chemicals or industrial solvent manufactured or distributed by Ecolink Inc.

We offer numerous alternatives to:

  • Chemtronics
  • Petroferm Inc.
  • CRC Industries
  • Safety Kleen
  • Inland Technologies
  • ZEP
  • LPS Laboratories

Call 800 886-8240 or email to discuss your current use of any of these or other manufacturer’s brand to switch and start saving. With over 200 products to choose from, including several new formulations not yet listed on the website, we feel certain we can expand upon the savings and safety improvements enjoyed for nearly 20 years. Chemist owned and operated, we offer guaranteed FREE samples, including FREE freight, to evaluate for a RISK-FREE evaluation.



U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Operational Facts and Figures


  • One HQ, 8 Divisions, 2 Provisional Division, 45 Districts, 6 Centers, one active-duty unit, 2 Engineer Reserve Command
  • At work in more than 90 countries
  • Supports 159 Army installations and 91 Air Force installations
  • Owns and operates 609 dams
  • Owns and/or operates 257 navigation lock chambers at 212 sites
  • Owns and operates 24% of US hydropower capacity (3% of the total US electric capacity)
  • Operates and maintains 12,000 miles (19,000 km) of commercial inland navigation channels
  • Maintains 926 coast, Great Lakes, and inland harbors
  • Dredge 255,000,000 cubic yards (195,000,000 m3) annually for construction or maintenance
  • Nation’s number one provider of outdoor recreation with more than 368 million visits annually to 4,485 sites at 423 Corps projects (383 major lakes and reservoirs)
  • Total water supply storage capacity of 329,900,000 acre feet (4.069×1011 m3)
  • Average annual damages prevented by Corps flood risk management projects (1995-2004) of $21 billion (see “Civil works controversies” below)
  • Approximately 137 environmental protection projects under construction (September 2006 figure)
  • Approximately 38,700 acres (157,000,000 m2) of wetlands restored, created, enhanced, or preserved annually under the Corps’ Regulatory Program
  • Approximately $4 billion in technical services to 70 non-DoD Federal agencies annually
  • Completed (and continuing work on) thousands of infrastructure projects in Iraq at an estimated cost over $9 billion: school projects (324,000 students), crude oil production 3 million barrels per day (480,000 m3/d), potable water projects (3.9 million people (goal 5.2 million)), fire stations, border posts, prison/courthouse improvements, transportation/communication projects, village road/expressways, railroad stations, postal facilities, and aviation projects. More than 90 percent of the USACE construction contracts have been awarded to Iraqi-owned businesses – offering employment opportunities, boosting the economy, providing jobs, and training, promoting stability and security where before there was none. Consequently, the mission is a central part of the U.S. exit strategy.