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CAP residue detection

Q. To comply with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) laboratory accrediation inspection questionaire you need to check for detergent residues on your glassware to assure that good rinsing procedures are being used. A. To comply with the testing r

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Defining Free Rinsing Detergent

A non-free rinsing cleaner might contain fragrances that were designed to deposit and leave a fresh scent, or it might contain corrosion inhibitors that are designed to deposit and leave behind an anti-corrosion film.

Alconox, Inc, cleaners are free rinsing detergents and do not leave deposits on substrates after rinsing.

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Disposal of Alconox, Inc. Detergents

What is the proper way to dispose of your detergents? Detergent disposal in a proper manner is an integral part of a robust cleaning program regardless of scale or industry. Alconox, Inc. detergents are biodegradable….

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Cleaning Stainless Steel Weldments

Q. We need recommendations for cleaning stainless steel weldments. A Walter weld cleaning machine is being used. We have tried using Luminox® but sometimes it does not produce satisfactory results.

A. Luminox® is a very light duty cleaner used to remove light oils and tiny particulates from delicate substrates. Generally, stainless steel is not considered a delicate substrate. In this case…

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Cleaning Mild Tool Steel

Q. How to clean mild tool steel tablet press punches and dies?
A. Mild tool steel, sometimes called S7, will flash rush during rinsing, particularly if you rinse with hot water. All the cleaners that have good chelating agents (all but Luminox and Detergent 8) can safely clean tool steel because the chelating agents tie up the iron oxide and do not let it auto-catalytically expand and form rust.

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Cleaning Aluminum without Corrosion

Q. How is galvanic corrosion prevented when cleaning aluminum?

A. Aluminum is an active metal that is somewhat high on the “anodic index” of the galvanic series. If aluminum is cleaned with other metals present, you can create a battery and get galvanic corrosion. Aluminum should not be cleaned in the presence of metals that are significantly higher or lower on the anodic series; higher on the anodic scale such as zinc, magnesium or beryllium metals and lower on the anodic scale such as tin, brass, bronze, copper, silver, nickel and rhodium.

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Cleaning Aluminum with Alconox

Q. Which Alconox cleaners can be used on Aluminum?

A. The Alconox brand cleaners recommended for cleaning aluminum are Alconox, Liquinox, Tergazyme, Alcojet, Alcotabs, Detojet, Citranox, Luminox, Citrajet, Solujet and Tergajet. Detergent 8 is not recommended for cleaning aluminum. Aluminum forms a natural passive layer in air that allows it to be successfully cleaned without adverse reactions with cleaner. A passive layer forms in under an hour, provided there is no oily film present. Once the passive layer is formed, the recommended Alconox brand cleaners can be used to clean the aluminum at concentrations of less than 5% at 90 deg C or less for up to one hour.

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Alkylphenol Ethoxylates and Phosphates

Wondering about alkylphenol ethoxylates & phosphates? Download certificates of analysis, technical bulletins, & MSDS for all Alconox Critical Cleaning Detergents.

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Low and Non Volatile Organic Compound VOC Cleaners

Q. To comply with air quality requlations, the use of low volatile cleaning compounds is often required. How much volatile organic compounds (VOC) are in Alconox cleaners? A. The use of aqueous cleaners

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Non Corrosive Hospital Detergents for Aluminum Trays

The Problem: Aluminum trays used in washer/sterilizers can be attacked by corrosive hospital detergents used in the wash cycle.
The Solution: Use neutral pH non-corrosive Luminox hospital detergent . . .

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