Clean Source, a BFK Solutions LLC Newsletter
Volume X, Issue 6
IN THIS ISSUE
Is it lapping? Is it cleaning? Is it both? Discover quick, lean solutions to your cleaning and yield problems.
Knowledge is Power
Meet with the Cleaning Lady and the Rocket Scientist at SUR/FIN
Meet with us at SUR/FIN
You see problems. We see solutions. You have two opportunities to meet with us in Rosemont IL June 10 - 12.
The exhibits – Booth #132
At the BFK Solutions Booth, two “booth babes” (Ed and Barbara) will listen to your cleaning challenges and get you on the path to solutions.
Hear Ed Kanegsberg present “Surface Finishing: Changes, Challenges, and Inspirations,” Tuesday June 11 at 2:30, Session 5.
Exhibits are FREE if you use the promotional code ‘NASF13’ (Save $50) and register on-line by June 5. http://www.nasfsurfin.com
SUR/FIN 2013 June 10-12, 2013
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL
Buffing, Lapping, Abrasion, and Polishing
Let’s say you own a red Ferrari that is covered with mud and road-grit. Yikes! It’s your baby, your pride and joy. Would you polish it? Sure! But first you would wash, rinse, and dry it; and then probably do a visual inspection. You’d do critical cleaning followed by process monitoring (in this case, 100% visual inspection). The same idea holds for manufacturing.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
SEMICON West – San Francisco
Are you losing sleep over contamination control and critical cleaning problems? Meet the experts, Barbara and Ed Kanegsberg, at SEMICON West in San Francisco. On Tuesday July 9 and Wed July 10, we’ll be at the GSFCC Booth #N1 on Trade Association Row. Meet with us and other experts; we’ll tell you about GSFCC and discuss your critical cleaning issues. We’ll have a copy of “Handbook For Critical Cleaning,” too.
The Global Society for Contamination Control (GSFCC) is a non-profit peer-to-peer global learning community for contamination control professionals.
In Print, On-line
Clean “As Received”?
Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg
Once upon a time, you could depend on suppliers to ship clean parts. It’s not true any more. Incoming parts have been known to show up with visible residue. This is a headache for job shops and for final assemblers. In the current issue of “Metal Finishing Magazine,” Barbara and Ed Kanegsberg explain about the rise in cleaning problems with incoming components. The then provide tips on how to fix - and better yet, how to avoid - those problems.
“The Critical Cleaning Zone”
Separate zones have become a given in food processing. To ensure optimal public safety, it is important to consider cleaning processes designed specifically for those zones and also to keep cleaning activities separated to avoid cross-contamination. Ed Kanegsberg and Barbara Kanegsberg explain the importance of critical cleaning in food processing in a recent article in Food Safety Magazine, volume 19, #2, 2013.
Review - “Handbook for Critical Cleaning”
The following appeared in volume 19, number 4 of “Spraytime,” a publication of the International Thermal Spray Association. Thanks for the great review, Steve!
Handbook for Critical Cleaning 2nd Edition is a comprehensive reference book that approaches cleaning from many different perspectives. The book is divided into two parts: Cleaning Agents and Systems, and Applications, Processes, and Controls. Each volume is written by experienced authors who have working expertise in their respective fields. There are more than 70 contributing authors from different walks of life including academic, government, pharmaceutical, medical and medical implants, chemical, thermospray, safety, aerospace, film, and art restoration. There are more than 1,000 pages which include glossaries, indices, bios, tables and formulas. Critical Cleaning is edited in such a way that the diverse disciplines overlap, and each chapter has something to offer the whole. Its strongest feature is the clear explanation of solvents and how they work in the cleaning process. Also interesting is the chapter on Regulations written from a regulator’s perspective. The explanation on ultrasonics is particularly in depth.
In my opinion, it’s more pragmatic than a textbook, and this is why I keep Barbara and Edward Kanegsberg’s book in my reference library where I can find formulas and charts quickly. I would recommend it for those that are going to buy equipment, have a need to know the chemical structure of solvents, and those who are working in thermospray who need to know what solvent to use to clean different metals. Critical Cleaning is truly a handbook as it has a workman’s knowledge of the subject that is useful for technicians and engineers. It is also a sophisticated and in depth tool for working scientists.
Plasma Technology, Inc.
Critical cleaning, value-added cleaning, saves money, improves yield, and enhances the bottom line. Ed and Barbara Kanegsberg, consultants at BFK Solutions, provide “Clean Source” as a resource for the manufacturing community.