Valley Forge, PA (PRWEB) May 29, 2012
Quenched metal parts require cleaning before they can move onto other metalworking processes such as annealing or tempering. Quench-Kleen 5343 from Houghton International is a low-residue alkaline spray cleaner specifically formulated for heat-treating applications. It presents no barrier to subsequent coating processes or welding, and it is proven to be a safe and cost-effective alternative to solvent emulsion cleaners.
Quench-Kleen 5343 is ideal for removing shop soils such as quenching oils, soluble coolant cutting oils and metal forming compounds. The cleaner excels at removing quench oils by splitting them out of metalworking solution in single- or multi-stage washing equipment. It is also effective in spray washers with high-pressure nozzles operating at pressures of 40 to 250 psi.
The non-foaming action of Quench-Kleen 5343 provides short-term, in-plant protection against corrosion. It is strong enough to clean most ferrous alloys, but it is less volatile than other cleaners because it is a non-monoethanolamine (MEA), non-nitrited fluid. Users can clean surfaces as warm as 170 degrees Fahrenheit with no harmful effects to work staff or the environment.
Quench-Kleen 5343 provides heat treaters with several other benefits such as:
- Dual cost savings of longer bath life and reduced need for sump additives;
- Decreases chemical costs from splitting tramp oil, which allows for skimming and extending sump life;
- Reduces energy costs because cleaner can be used at ambient temperatures; and
- Lowers waste disposal and fluid replacement costs because it is compatible with all industry-accepted recycling methods.
In addition, Quench-Kleen 5343 is also compatible with Houghton’s line of biostable coolants, so both fluids can be used and recycled simultaneously without risk of contamination.
For more information about Quench-Kleen 5343, visit http://www.houghtonintl.com.
About Houghton International Inc.
Since 1865, Houghton International Inc. has been serving the metalworking, automotive, and steel industries, along with a variety of other markets including the offshore oil exploration and production industry, with the development and production of specialty chemicals, oils and lubricants. Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., Houghton maintains manufacturing and research facilities throughout the world. Houghton International continues its focus to expand its customer service operations and grow its worldwide facilities. Visit http://www.houghtonintl.com or http://www.twitter.com/houghtonintl.