Degreasers are chemicals used to remove dirt, grease and other organic lubricants. An ultrasonic degreaser has quite a number of advantages that are environmentally friendly, less harmful to humans and most are non-corrosive and completely remove insoluble substances. Factors to consider before buying decreasing equipment include the pH level, ingredients/chemical composition, proper temperature ranges, and the viscosity of the degreaser. There are various types of degreaser equipment to consider for your task. Some of the most common are:

Vapor Degreasers

In this process, condensed solvent vapors are used to clean surfaces. Vapors of hot chlorinated solvents are used to remove oils and greases. A vapor degreaser is one of the most common types of equipment used to clean work piece surfaces.

The working principle is based on the fact that when a liquid solvent is heated, it covers stains to be removed (grease or soil) in the vapor zone. Upon cooling, all the dirt is lifted and the cooled vapors carry them into the fluid. During the process, stabilizers are also added to guarantee the stability of the solvent. For instance, all chlorinated solvents must be stabilized.

Pressure Washers

Broadly, pressure washers can be categorized as either hot or cold water pressure washers. To remove grease and other dirt within the surface, it is advisable to use hot pressure washers since cold pressure washers can only remove dirt, not oily substances. Pressure washers are also classified as electric, gas, diesel, petrol, hydraulic high pressure and ultra-high pressure.

Ultrasonic Degreaser

An ultrasonic degreaser utilizes energy from a signal generator which is converted to sound energy and later to mechanical energy known as cavitation (the scrubbing action produced by the vibrating molecules). Ultrasonic degreaser equipment has three essential components: a signal generator, an ultrasonic transducer, and an ultrasonic tank. Most equipment is incorporated with filters or dryers. The equipment used depends on the design requirement. A good example of ultrasonic degreasing equipment is the ultrasonic vapor degreaser.

Why use an Ultrasonic Degreaser?

With the advancement in technology, ultrasonic degreasers have proven to be the most effective  way to deal with grease, oil, or dirt on any surface. Ultrasonic degreasers can completely revolutionize the cleaning process.

Other cleaners such as pressure washers and vapor degreasers rely on the power of the cleaning detergent. Ultrasonic cleaners use the ultrasound waves to produce a scrubbing effect which removes dirt or grease within a short period. Additionally, the scrubbing force does not scratch the surface that is being cleaned.

It is only through the ultrasonic cleaning process that blind holes and tiny cavities can be made accessible and cleaned This process do not leave any form of contaminants like vapor degreasers. Porous metals such as brass can also be cleaned with ease since this cleaning procedure can access these porous sections.

Ultrasonic cleaning is faster and saves time compared to other degreaser options. Other advantages include cleaning the surface evenly since the ultrasonic wave is transmitted equally through the cleaning fluid, it saves energy, and it is also cost effective. Thus, ultrasonic degreaser equipment is highly recommended for most industrial and domestic applications.

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