A huge amount of grime, dirt, and many other pollutants are produced by industrial manufacturing units. It can accumulate on equipment and surfaces, making it extremely difficult to clean. It will seriously affect the product quality and the manufacturing process’s efficiency. These contaminants can be effectively removed through immersion cleaning. The process includes submerging different parts involved in the cleaning chemistry and blending them to remove or loosen the dirt. Systems using different stages and cleaning mechanisms including extra features depending upon the type of application.
Mostly, immersive cleaning is used for things that are hard to clean using other methods like machinery, industrial equipment, pharmaceuticals, and vehicles. The method is also ideal for delicate things that can’t bear harsh cleaning agents and scrubbing.
Factors involved in immersion cleaning
Manufacturing uses immersive cleaning as it is affordable and effective in cleaning parts. There are four main factors involved in immersion cleaning. They are chemistry, agitation, temperature, and immersion time. They make sure that the immersion process is safe and effective.
Chemistry is the first factor and it is the liquid that helps in cleaning parts. Aqueous and solvent are the common types of liquid used. While solvents are mineral spirits, aqueous are water- based liquids. The aqueous section also has different sub-categories like low foam, carbon- removing, alkaline, acidic, etc. All of them have different purposes and you may consult an expert to find the best choice for your application.
● Immersion Time
Immersion is the second factor and it is the total time in which the object that has to be cleaned is immersed in the solution used for cleaning. It is the object type that determines the immersion time and it can vary with the contamination type, contamination present, ultrasonic or mechanical agitation, etc. If the cleaning solvent gets dirtier, immersion time will be increased.
Temperature is the heat used in the cleaning solution. Mostly the solvent uses room temperature if the manufacturer has not directed otherwise. Aqueous solutions are best when heated to the desired temperature according to the immersion cleaner chosen. Cleaning fluids must not be heated more than the mentioned temperatures as it may affect their performance.
Agitation refers to the cleaning solution’s movement over the object’s surface that is being cleaned. It will loosen and eliminate contaminants from the object’s surface. The process can also be done mechanically in which the fluid will be pumped throughout the part or with the help of an agitating lift platform. Ultrasonics can also be used here. Agitation helps in improving the efficiency of cleaning and reduces the immersion time taken.
Choose The Right Cleaning Solution
Immersion cleaning systems are available in different styles and sizes to suit the needs of the user. To make these systems more effective, you have to choose the best immersion cleaners and some extra add-ons if necessary. Choose the cleaning systems and solutions that work best for you. You may also take some expert guidance if you are confused about deciding it yourself.