Published: 02/07/2017 18:58:26
Cleaning Process tanks used in the manufacture of high viscosity products and products that are not dissolved by the cleaning solution is a huge challenge facing manufacturing.
Washing your tanks is not a simple feat. In many plants this duty falls to the least experienced operators and involves; rags, scrapers, solvents, and TIME.
With the move toward water-based system, there is NO suitable solvent that actually dissolves your products. In today's systems, with this in mind, the “cleaning” solvent is more of a lubricant and carrier for the buildup removed from the tank walls. Typically a low boiling point solvent such as a mineral spirits is used as the cleaning media. Since the solvent will not dissolve your product mechanical action is required. A floppy brush system simply does not exert enough pressure to effectively clean your tanks. A stiff brush system will function better. A driven brush exerts more pressure and can be the best alternative for viscous products and partially cured systems.