Cleaning Steel Automotive Parts - Case Study

Customers Criteria: Free from all contamination
Material: Steel
Component: Automotive part
Contamination prior to cleaning: Oxidation
Total number off: 1
Number off per run: 1

Ultrasonic Cleaner Cleaning Fluid Temperature(s) Concentration
Kemet 12 Solvit 3 70°C 5%
Kemet 12 DI water 50°C 100%
Versa 120 Dry N/A 70°C N/A

Process for cleaning pump parts:

The part was placed in the basket and submerged in the tank for an initial 10 minutes, after rinsing and inspecting you can see the acid is breaking down the corrosion but very slowly. The part was left in the tank with no ultrasonics for 48 hours then rinsed & inspected. Nearly all of the contamination has been removed indicating the chemistry is correct but the process is slow. The cleaning agent used (Solvit 3) can be used at a max concentration of 10%.

Before cleaning automotive part

before cleaning steel automotive parts

After cleaning automotive part

after cleaning steel automotive parts