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: This question came from a webinar on challenging residues. 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 … [Read more...] about Extra Foam Please?
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. Cleaning time can be accelerated by: increasing temperature, increasing … [Read more...] about How to: Reduce Cleaning Time
Q. Did you know there are nine different factors that determine successful cleaning? A. "BATHOCARD" a phrase coined by the Alconox Inc. technical support scientists to assist you in remembering: Before - handling prior to cleaning Agitation - type of movement used to enhance cleaning Time - duration of cleaning cycle Heat - temperature of cleaning solution … [Read more...] about 9 Steps to Successful Critical Cleaning: BATHOCARD
Q. Your website and literature often describes your detergents as free rinsing. What does free rinsing detergent mean? A. A free rinsing detergent means it will rinse away very easily or freely. This is vital to critical cleaning applications. Analytical glassware, medical device implants or biopharm process lines are just a few examples where clean, residue-free surfaces … [Read more...] about Defining Free Rinsing Detergent
Q. We manufacture solar modules for building components. During the manufacturing process we are required to perform a "Wet Hi Pot Test." The modules are immersed in a solution and tested. The manufacturer of the test equipment said that some of his customers are using the Liquinox detergent in a 300 to 1 ratio for the solution. Would this give us the required: 0.03 N/m surface … [Read more...] about Photovoltaic: Wet Hi Pot Test