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    Applications and Limitations of Cold Cleaning

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    Cold cleaning with halogenated organic solvents and admixtures thereof is useful in applications where water is not desired, where the soils to be removed are of an oily or greasy nature, and where the surfaces will not be harmed by the chemicals used. It is frequently possible to clean complicated assembled equipment without dismantling because of the good wetting action of these solvents and because of their rapid evaporation rate after cleaning. Section 3 on Cleaning Methods provides procedures applicable to almost every industry where cleaning is done. The variety of available methods, as well as the adaptability of these chemicals, accounts for its wide acceptance. The choice of solvents available enables an almost limitless selection among the following properties: Evaporation rate or drying time Toxicity Flammability Solvent power and effect on plastic and elastomeric materials

    Committee/Subcommittee: D26.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP46191S