Be Selfish – Conserve Water

Cousin Samantha (Sam) insisted, “you’ve got to take a look at Lake Mendocino; it will change your whole outlook.” We were in Northern California for a […]

Epoxies and Caramel

A large orange cloud overshadows the little town. Ooze bubbles along the sidewalk. A gaggle of news crews and a delightful assortment of inquisitive regulators converge […]

Location, Location, Location – Electronics Assembly

Location means everything when you’re buying or selling a house. Location is also important in critical cleaning, especially with line-of-sight cleaning. In line-of-sight cleaning, the cleaning […]

What Is Clean Enough?

Suppliers of cleaning chemistry or cleaning equipment may claim their product “successfully cleans” heavy greases, particles, fluxes, and other soils. Private companies, military, and governmental agencies […]

Travels: The Future of Critical cleaning

Last year, our vacation was a day and an evening in Cleveland. Cleveland has much to offer – the “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, innovative […]

Supply Chains and Critical Cleaning

If you are involved in manufacturing, if you are part of a supply chain, rugged critical cleaning processes will improve your productivity and profitability. You may […]

Ultrasonics – Be a little like Ferris Bueller

Adapted and updated from: Steve Norris, Barbara Kanegsberg, and Ed Kanegsberg, “Ferris and Ultrasonics,” SPRAYTIME Magazine, 2014 Remember the classic ‘80’s movie, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”? […]

Fire and Water – Acetone

I was in the middle of my program “Cleaning Catastrophes” at the Parts Cleaning Expo (PCx) in Columbus. The sea of faces in the audience brightened […]

Procrastination and Critical Cleaning

It was back! The all-too-familiar multi-colored, cycling globe of doom dominated the screen. My lovable old computer and I waited patiently for it to go away. […]

Forceful

For better or worse, it is human nature to resort to offensive or defensive force when the going gets tough. In manufacturing, if the soil sticks […]