Q: Since foaming is so critical to COP methods, should operators be agitating the solution(s) to produce foam before and during manual cleanings?
A: Mechanical energy, agitation, and plain old elbow grease, are vital weapons in cleaning and Clean-Out-Of-Place applications. So we would recommend that wherever possible, mechanical energy be applied to remove unwanted residues from the surface we are trying to clean. This will
Q. What can we do to reduce cleaning time? We want to be as optimal and thorough in our cleaning as possible.
A. At Alconox Inc we recognize that manual cleaning may take minutes, spray cleaning seconds, and soaking may take hours, possibly overnight, to achieve comparable cleanliness. Read more….
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.
Q. What cleaner does Alconox recommend for the decontamination of nuclear reactor cavities and related equipment?
A. Alconox Inc. recommends Detergent 8® Low-Foaming Ion-Free Detergent, a non-ionic, phosphate-free, homogeneous blend of an alkanolamine, glycol ethers and an alkoxylated fatty alcohol for decontaminating nuclear reactors and
Q. What do you recommend for radioactive decontamination of stainless steel, glassware and lab equipment? We are a nuclear energy facility laboratory setting.
A. We would recommend Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner. It can be used for radioactive decontamination of stainless steel, glassware, labware, and the like. The phosphates and chelating agents