We at Bradley Systems, Inc. wanted you to know that as an absolutely direct result of the consulting work you did for us over a 3 year period, costing us about $21,000, we were able to make changes to our processes which resulted in increased gross profits of over $2 million. We greatly appreciate your assistance to us.
Finding the Right Blend
Unlike salt water, where you can boil off the water leaving the salt behind, if you distill whiskey, the purification limit is an azeotrope, approximately 96% ethyl alcohol and 4% water. We’re not suggesting cleaning in single-malt scotch; other solvents blends are azeotropes also. In the September/October issue of “Controlled Environments Magazine,” Ed and Barbara Kanegsberg, and Darren Williams explain how the consistency of azeotropic blends are useful in critical cleaning.
“Kanegsbergs on Cleaning: Solvent Degreasing” appears in the November 2015 issue of Products Finishing Magazine. Both solvent and aqueous cleaning agents can be effective cleaners. However, many of the soils that need to be removed are organic compounds, like grease, thus the term ‘degreasers’. Not only do organic solvents have greater solvency for organic soils, they also frequently have low surface tension and viscosity, allowing them to penetrate into tight spaces. The more you understand how degreasers work, the easier it is to put together an effective critical cleaning process.