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Electro-Wash Two Step Degreaser
Electro-Wash Two Step Degreaser
Extra-strength, nonflammable ultrasonic and immersion cleaner
Electro-Wash® Two Step is a heavy duty, nonflammable, hot or cold immersion cleaner designed to remove everything from conformal coatings to all flux residues. Simply increase the temperature of the solution, increase the dwell time of the part being cleaned, and Electro-Wash® Two Step will remove the toughest contaminants. Electro-Wash® Two Stepis easily rinsed away with water or solvent, wiped away or hot air dried, leaving the surface free of all residue.
Features & Benefits
- Cleans and brightens solder joints
- Removes heavy oil and dirt deposits from metal parts
- Removes all types of flux residues
- Removes SR, UR, AR conformal coating
- Miscible with water
- High flash point
- Low odor
- May be used in ultrasonic cleaner
- Increasing temperature increases solvency
- Leaves no residue when rinsed with Electro-Wash PX or Electro-Wash CZ
- Removes solder pastes from stencils and screens
- Removes cured conformal coatings
- Removes No-Clean residues
- Cleans reflow ovens
|Shelf Life||2 yrs After Opened|
|Shipping Name||Cleaning Compound N.O.I|
How can you reduce chemical exposure?
Every organization using hazardous chemicals within their facility has the responsibility to equip their facility and personnel to maintain exposure levels below the TLV. Personal monitoring badges can be used to measure exposure of a specific material. Then, depending on the threshold limit and the application, exposure can be controlled with PPE like masks, face shields, respirators, and even coveralls. If they don’t reduce exposure below the recommended limit, you will need to consider a special ventilation hood or even containment booth. As you can see, as the exposure limit gets down to a certain level, the equipment required to safely use the solvent can get impractical. At that point, your best option is to consider a safer alternative.
How do you know the safe exposure limit of a degreaser, contact cleaner, or flux remover?
The personal hazard associated with a solvent is often defined using Threshold Limit Value (TLV), which is the recommended average exposure in an 8-hour day, 40 hour work week. The lower the TLV of a particular substance, the less a worker can be exposed to without harmful effects. TLV is stated on the SDS of chemical products, in additional to recommended personal protection equipment (or PPE). The threshold limit value of a solvent is generally set by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). The unit of measure is Parts Per Million (PPM).
How do I figure out the shelf life of a product?
The shelf life of a product can be found on either the technical data sheet (TDS), available on the product page, or by looking on the certificate on conformance (COC). The COC can be downloaded by going to https://www.chemtronics.com/coc. Once you have the shelf life, you will need to add it to the manufacture date for a use-by date. The manufacture date can be identified by the batch number. The batch code used on most of our products are manufacture dates in the Julian Date format. The format is YYDDD, where YY = year, DDD = day. For example, 19200 translates to the 200th day of 2019, or July 19, 2019. This webpage explains and provides charts to help interpret our batch numbers: https://www.chemtronics.com/batch-codes.
Should I use gloves when using a degreaser?
Yes, it is a good idea to use gloves when degreasing. The solvents used in degreasers do a great job at breaking down greases and oils, which also happen to exist in health skin. If your hands are exposed to a degreasing solvent for enough time, oils will be drawn from your skin leading to “defattening”. Your skin will become very dry and you could eventually develop dermatitis, which looks more like a rash. In addition, some solvents like N-Propyl Bromide (nPB), Trichloroethylene (TCE) and Perchloroethylene (Perc) are highly toxic, so can be absorbed through the skin and cause issues like cancer, or impact liver or kidney function. Please wear gloves and other PPE as required.