Coming Clean on Vapor Degreasing – Infographic
Vapor degreasing is a powerful, proven cleaning technology originally developed in the 1940s. Today, using modern, environmentally-progressive solvents, vapor degreasing can deliver fast, consistent and safe cleaning results even for the most challenging applications. It does so in a manner that is both affordable and environmentally benign. This poster explains the key features and benefits of vapor-phase … Continued
Is Personal Protective Equipment Required When Working with Solvents?
Safety first is the prime directive at MicroCare. The MicroCare Product Stewardship program will help you keep your workers safe. This service is provided free, and (to the best of our knowledge) it is completely unique. Nobody else in the business works this hard to make sure you system is running properly and safely. With … Continued
Why Do Heavy, Dense Solvents Clean Better than Lighter Fluids?
Most people are familiar with the basic process of cleaning: a solvent dissolves the oil, grease, flux or some other contamination and then the contamination is rinsed away. The key is dissolving: just like sugar “dissappears” in warm water, solvents need to dissolve most contamination to remove it. However, sometimes the contamination cannot be dissolved. … Continued
How Can Cleaning with Vapor Degreasers Save Electricity?
The energy efficiency of vapor degreasing is one of the main advantages of solvent cleaning when compared to water cleaning. Water cleaning uses a great deal of electricity while solvent cleaning uses far, far less. For customers in locations where electricity is expensive, vapor degreasing is the most energy efficient and affordable way to clean. … Continued
What Is a “Wetting Index” and What Does It Tell Me About a Solvent and Cleaning Results?
MicroCare vapor degreasing products are the best choice for precision cleaning of difficult shapes and awkward pieces. The reason for this success is the very low surface tension, high density and low viscosity of the different fluids: A low surface tension means the solvent can get into tight spaces more easily than solvents with high … Continued
What Is AK-225 and Can I Use It for Cleaning?
AK-225 is also called HCFC-225 and has now been phased-out across most of the world. It would not be a good choice for modern cleaning processes. To be fair, it has a few good points. It’s a moderately powerful. It works well in vapor degreasers. It is not flammable. It is not as aggressive on … Continued
Why Is Vapor Degreasing Better for Critical Cleaning than Other Technologies?
Customers choose MicroCare cleaning fluids because they make cleaning easy, fast, consistent, safe and reliable. All of these factors combine together to make vapor degreasing with MicroCare fluids more affordable than any other critical cleaning technology. MicroCare nonflammable solvents are used in special, engineered cleaning systems called “vapor degreasers.” For a vapor cleaning to work, … Continued
How Does Vapor Degreasing Work?
Vapor degreasers actually are pretty simple machines. They use a straightforward thermo-mechanical process — boiling and condensing a low-boiling cleaning fluid— in conjunction with some clever hardware design to deliver high quality cleaning quickly, consistently, easily and inexpensively. The Vapor Degreaser Design A vapor degreaser is a special type of still. In the simplest form, … Continued
What Does Vapor Degreaser Hardware Cost?
Equipment costs vary widely, so it’s a little hard to provide an exact answer. It’s important to note that these systems have incredible through-put. While a $100,000 aqueous system is on the small size, for the same amount of money you can get a complex, full-featured, high-capacity solvent cleaning system and still have lower operating … Continued
How Does the Surface Tension of a Solvent Affect My Cleaning Results?
MicroCare precision cleaners are the best choice in the industry for cleaning difficult shapes and awkward pieces. The reason for this success is the very low surface tension these products exhibit. Surface tension is the cohesive behavior of a liquid in which the molecules of the liquid are more attracted to each other than to … Continued