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Archive for March, 2014

Three Key Advantages To Cleaning Parts With Vapour Degreasing Solvents

Posted on: March 18th, 2014 by canadianfinishing No Comments

Vapour degreasing solvents have been reliably used by manufacturers and finishing professionals for years to clean parts of nearly every shape and size. In its simplest terms, the process suspends parts in the vapours resulting from a heated medium below. The suspended liquid condenses on the cooler surface of the materials to be cleaned and acts on any contaminants, dissolving them away. While there are a host of attractive reasons to utilize this particular method, here are three of the prime factors that many finishing professionals point to when justifying their use.

Vapour Degreasing Solvents Are Perfect For Difficult Jobs

Parts come in all shapes and sizes, and cleaning intricate components can be a challenge. Other aqueous and non-aqueous solutions may struggle to reach small holes or channels, while vapour has proven to be a reliable way to ensure that all oil, dirt and debris is removed. This process also offers the advantage of being inherently gentle. Because parts are suspended above the solution, often with little to no agitation required, delicate components can be cleaned without risk of damage.

Energy and Cost Efficient

This cleaning method continues to be widely used because it has proven itself to be one of the quickest and most effective methods in both small and large scale operations. While vapour degreasing solvents can seem expensive, their overall cost per part cleaned is incredibly low, partially because the cleaning medium can be easily recovered and reused. The process requires minimal labour and equipment takes up very little space on the shop floor.

Cleaning with vapour degreasing solvents uses only a fraction of the energy of many alternative cleaning methods. Many solvents heat and dry much faster than traditional aqueous solutions, utilizing as little as one-fifth of the energy to reach and maintain a boiling temperature and one-seventh of the energy during the drying process.

A Thorough, Reliable Cleaning Method

Vapourized solvents avoid many of the shortcomings of other cleaning methods. Because it isn’t subject to surface tension, the vapour is able to enter and clean smaller openings. Many solvents are also easier to dry and are less likely result in deposits. Because of its inherent flexibility, this innovative finishing process can be used on parts made up of multiple materials and of every shape and size.

Canadian Finishing Systems caries a wide selection of vapour degreasing solvents appropriate for a range of applications. If you have questions about this particular finishing technique, or would like to speak with one of our finishing experts, contact us today at 905-634-5168 or use our convenient online contact form.