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Cleaning Processes and Equipment

Equipment and Processes
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  CLEANING

Ultrasonic Cleaning Tanks  

Crest Ultrasonics

  •  25 kHz Crest
  •  40 kHz Crest
  •  68 kHz Crest
 ultrasonic cleaner 2

Branson 40 kHz

  •  1.9 liter volume
  •  2.8 liter volume
  •  3.5 liter volume

Vapor Degreaser with ultrasonics

  •  Branson 125, 7.6 liter max capacity
vapor degreaser
  •  Pressure Washer
     
    •  VWR Glassware Washer Model 8202-924
  •  Sink on Drum
     
    •  Chem Wash - Oil weir, Heated, Plastic body Available for loaning
  •  Carbon Dioxide Cleaning
     
    •  Super Critical CO2 extraction (off site-vendor)
  •  Media Blasting
     
    •  Vatran Systems, Inc. Snow Gun-II Cleaner CO2 Snow Gun
    •  Baking Soda Blasting
  •  Manual Washing
     
    •  BYK-Gardner Straight Line Washability Tester (Abrasion Tester)
  •  Laser Ablation
     
    •  Laser Clean Systems - (off site vendor)
Laser cleaning 1
Laser cleaning 3
 

  RINSING

  •  Tap water
  •  De-Ionized water system
  •  Reverse Osmosis water system
  •  Temperature-controlled Soak and Rinse tanks

  DRYING

  •  Heat Gun - Master Appliance Corp, Hot-air gun model HG-301A
  •  Centrifuge - Fisher Centrific Centrifuge Model 225-Max speed 4750 ±50 rpm
  •  Centifuge - New Holland Model K11 Dryer with heat
  •  Air knives
  •  Air blow off
  •  Heat lamp - Infrared Heat Lamp, Phillips 250 watt bulb
  •  Vacuum Oven - VWR Vacuum Oven
  •  Conventional Oven - Blue M Electric Company & Sybron Thermolyne Oven/Incubator

  ANALYTICAL

  •  Gravimetric
     
    •  Balance (0.0001 g) - Sartorious TE 124S
    •  Balance (0.0001 g) - Denver Instrument Co Analytical Balance model A-250
    •  Balance (0.1 g) - METTLER SB16001
  •  Black light fluorescence
     
    •  UVP Inc. Black light, Model UVL-56 longwave UV-366nm
    •  Spectronics Corporation's AR-GLO® 1 fluorescent marker
  •  Contact Angle Goniometry
     
    •  Laser & Video - Sony Hi-Resolution CCD-IRIS Color Video Camera, model# SSC-C374
  •  Microscope - Olympus Zoom Stereo Microscope with photography, Polaroid Microcam SLR
  •  Spectrophotometer -LaMotte's Smart Colorimeter
  •  pH meter - Orion Research microprocessor pH/millivolt meter 811
  •  Surface Quality Monitor (thin film measurement, coating thickness) -
     
    •  Optically Stimulated Electron Emission, PET SQM 100

  OTHER

  •  Slip/Peel Tester - IMASS, Inc. SP-102B-3M90
  •  Tensiometer
     
    •  Kruss Drop Volume Tensiometer
    •  DVT -10 with Harvard Apparatus Pump '44'
  •  Viscometer - Brookfield DV II Viscometer
  •  Refractometer - Fisher Refractometer
  •  Surfactant Test Kits - Bama Chem
     
    •  Anionic/Nonionic/Cationic surfactants
  •  Flash Point Measurements
     
    •  Close Cup - Koehler Instrument Company Tag Closed Cup Tester Model K14600
    •  Open Cup - Precision Scientific Cleveland Open Cup Flash Point Tester TS-74582 AW-8
  •  Digital Relative Humidity/Temperature Meter
  •  Mixers - Lightnin' Small Scale General Purpose Mixer