Cleaning Pump Parts - Case Study

Ultrasonic cleaning is a highly effective method of cleaning pump parts and components, providing an efficient and cost-effective solution for removing stubborn contaminants that can build up over time. The use of ultrasonic cleaning technology in pump maintenance has become increasingly important in recent years, as it provides several benefits over traditional cleaning methods.

First and foremost, ultrasonic cleaning is incredibly efficient. Unlike traditional cleaning methods that rely on manual labour and harsh chemicals, ultrasonic cleaning uses high-frequency sound waves to agitate the cleaning solution and dislodge contaminants from the surface of the parts. The process is quick and effective, and can remove even the most stubborn contaminants, including dirt, oil, grease, and other residue. This can help to extend the lifespan of pump parts and prevent costly repairs or replacements.

Another important benefit of ultrasonic cleaning is that it is non-abrasive and gentle on the parts. Unlike some cleaning methods that use harsh chemicals or abrasive materials, ultrasonic cleaning does not damage the surface of the parts or leave behind any residue. This makes it an ideal solution for cleaning delicate parts or components that are prone to damage from other cleaning methods.

Furthermore, ultrasonic cleaning is safe and environmentally friendly. The process uses a water-based cleaning solution that is biodegradable and safe for the environment. This makes it an ideal solution for companies that are looking to reduce their impact on the environment and promote sustainability.

Customers Criteria: Free from all contamination
Material: Steel, Brass
Component: Pump parts
Contamination prior to cleaning: Paint
Total number off: 3
Number off per run: 1-2

Ultrasonic Cleaner Cleaning Fluid Temperature(s) Concentration
Mi 80 Rodastel 30 60°C 5%
Mi 80 Tap water 50°C 100%
Mi 80 Dryer N/A 70°C

Process for cleaning pump parts:

The part was placed in the ultrasonic basket and submerged in the tank and set for a cycle time of 10 minutes. After the part was quickly inspected which still showed contamination so was placed back in the ultrasonic for a further 10 minutes. The part was then placed in a rinse tank using deionised water for 3 minutes, rinsing is an important step as it removes any left on debris and neutralizes the cleaning chemical which when left to dry on can cause staining. Finally the part was dried for 5 minutes in a hot air dryer.

Before cleaning pump part

before cleaning pump

After cleaning pump part

after cleaning pump

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