Maximizing Your Parts Washing Solution–No one likes overpaying for essential supplies. That’s why it’s important to know how to get the most out of your parts washing detergent/solution. This will help to save money without sacrificing the cleanliness of your parts and help your parts washer operate more efficiently. The following are some tips that can help you achieve this goal.
Batch Parts Washing
As with your dishwasher at home, it’s best to clean as many parts as you can at the same time rather than one part per cycle. If you do not need a certain part right away, try and wait until you have as many parts as the washer will allow and clean them all together. This will help save you money on disposal and the amount of parts washing solution you’ll need to purchase.
Of course, batch washing may not be possible with the type of parts you are cleaning because of their size. If that’s the case, save batch washing for those parts that can be cleaned together.
Utilize Oil Coalescing
Oil skimmers remove free-floating oil from the solution, reducing the amount of oil residuals left on parts and significantly extending solution life. This is an option that can be added onto your parts washer for a more effective clean. Adding an oil coalescing system can remove up to 98% of non-emulsified oil globules as small as 20 microns in size.
This is a proven and effective method of maximizing solution life because you will not have to keep recleaning parts for a thorough and efficient clean.
Test Concentration of Solution
It’s vital to always check your solution concentration to know you are maintaining the most efficient clean at the most effective cleaning strength. Be sure to adjust the amount of parts washing solution as needed to maintain its cleaning strength. Some chemical vendors offer easy-to-use test kits to measure the concentration of the solution and determine when chemical additions are necessary. Using such test kits will help you know when it’s the right time to make any adjustments.
Change Solution When Necessary
To keep your parts washer in the best condition, it’s important to change out the solution when necessary. This will keep your machine functioning longer while maintaining its productivity. But, be careful not need to change the solution too often. If your solution is still adequately cleaning your parts, you do not need to immediately replace it.