Industrial Cleaning Methods

Industrial Cleaning typically includes non-residential, heavy-duty cleaning that is conducted by specialists that are experienced in the type of cleaning task. Below are some of the industrial cleaning methods.

Dry Cleaning

GVC-36000Dry cleaning is known as the best method to remove dust or loose contamination. Certified and skilled experts who work in this field are able to clean equipment in industrial settings that feature live installations. The dust is removed with brushes that do not produce an electrostatic charge along with specialized industrial type vacuum cleaners that remove even the ultra-fine pollutants. Compressed air is only utilized after vacuum cleaning as it is only effective in distributing the dust evenly so that it can later be removed with a wet cleaning method.

Selective Wet Cleaning

When it comes to sticky or loose contaminants, it may not be a necessity to clean the electrical and mechanic installations, electronic modules and


components in the same way. In most cases, it is acceptable to use a dry cleaning method for relays, contactors, switches, frames and cubicles with vacuum cleaners and brushes and when necessary to wipe them down using a dampened cloth. However, electronic components are typically cleaned using high-pressure sprayers along with the right cleaning agents that are based on aqueous or organic substances because of the close proximity between the connector pins and the conductors.

In comparison to the wet cleaning methods using the cleaning agents associated with organic substances, the wet cleaning using aqueous agents will necessitate a treatment using de-mineralized water along with extensive drying methods. In both these cases, the components that are cleaned are then dried using condensation dryers, vacuum-drying cubicles or hot-air blowers to ensure any fluid remains are completely removed.

Wet Cleaning

Industrial-water-cannon-pressure-washerWhen it comes to contamination due to adhesive pollutants such as encrustations, greasy substances, oils or from alkaline, acids and salts solutions that occur on electrical and mechanic installations, electronic modules and components, only a wet cleaning method will be able to clean these surfaces in an effective manner.

Wet cleaning uses cleaning methods that make use of aqueous or organic cleaning agents are supported by sprayers or brush cleaning using steeping baths. When using aqueous agents there is a need for extensive drying, whereas the organic agents typically evaporate and will not leave behind any traces or residues of moisture. When it comes to electronic modules, the drying process typically involves a vacuum-drying cubicle.

When it comes to heavy-pollution associated with semi-encapsulated components such as circuit breakers, contactors, and relays, particularly when these parts are damaged, efforts and costs related to cleaning efforts will usually outweigh replacement values of these components. In these cases, it is advisable to rather replace these parts. However, wet cleaning methods for damaged components are typically unavoidable and are often carried out in a successful manner, particularly when there are no parts available. Or in such cases that the short-term for installation and replacement of these components regarding their potential faults is deemed as a decisive type of consideration.

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