Q: I am an engineer at a large food manufacturer. I have a couple of questions about Citranox regarding a descaling application. Specifically looking for options for how to descale stainless steel channeling that can only be reached by pumping a liquid through. Can a foaming detergent be used for pumping? How much do I use? How is this better than citric acid? A: The … [Read more...] about Food Manufacturing: How to Descale Safely and Effectively
Q: What are the differences between an acid vs alkaline cleaner? A: There are some key difference in choosing the right detergent for your cleaning needs; the pH of a detergent is one dividing line. Acidic cleaners are commonly used to brighten or etch metals and are effective at removing any mineral deposits or oxidation on surfaces. Generally, acidic cleaners are also … [Read more...] about What to choose: acid vs alkaline cleaner?
Q. How do you remove biofilm? (The featured image is sourced from here.) A. In order to "kill off" any microbial residue, a cleaning and removal of inanimate and organic matter is a must. This would follow with the disinfecting, "kill" step if you will, with an EPA registered disinfectant. Low foaming (CIP) applications: A reliable way to prepare stainless steel … [Read more...] about How to remove biofilm
Q. I am seeing a white powder around solder joints on PCBs. Is this solder flux residue? We use Detergent 8 for cleaning. Do you know why this is happening and how to stop or remove it? A. The most likely source of white powdery residue around solder joints on printed circuit boards (PCBs) is the formation of insoluble metal salts from the solder flux. Lead or other solder … [Read more...] about Flux Residue Removal
Q: We use Citranox in our manufacturing process to clean some aluminum castings. We have a customer that has a product that has been exposed to diesel fuel. Would Citranox be safe to use to clean diesel fuel from aluminum castings, bronze and copper? A: Yes, Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent would be a safe detergent to use on these metals. We would recommend … [Read more...] about Would Citranox Be Safe To Use To Clean Diesel Fuel from Aluminum Castings, Bronze and Copper?