De-grease, phosphate and clean steel or light alloys. Can be used either heated or at ambient temperature.
Degrephos has been designed for no nonsense and effective de-greasing of steel or light alloys. It can be used in a number of ways at different temperatures and at different concentrations. It is a product that makes de-greasing easy.
Degrephos will eliminate surface rust on steel and will de-greases as well as phosphate your items giving a layer of protection against rusting. It is non flammable and can be used in a tank therefore submerging and soaking your items; you can apply Degrephos by spraying or even apply with a pressure washer/steam cleaner.
Degrephos can be used at a range of temperatures, including ambient, and concentrations which make it an excellent product choice for the pre-treatment of large parts that are unable to be contained within a traditional de-greasing machine or tunnel and for small pieces or small treatment/production runs.
Degrephos allows users to treat a wide variety of parts with a very low set-up and continuing treatment cost.
An added benefit to using this product is that the solution can be collected and recycled via our ASPIFLOC TS-HP filtration unit, so reducing the use of water and chemicals - vast economical and ecological benefits!
When used in a tank - Degrephos should be diluted between 3-10% with clean water and the items submerged for between 8-15 minutes. It is important not to use Degrephos at a concentration more than 10% as it may leave white traces in the metal surface which will require rinsing.
When used with high pressure - A solution of between 15-25% should be made within the sprayer tank. It should then be regulated to obtain, at nozzle exit, a concentration between 1-1.2% or a pH 2.9-3.6.
We can supply a titration kit to ensure that the correct concentration is obtained and maintained.
- Appearance - Colourless liquid
- Flammability - Non-flammable
- Reaction - Acid
- Solubility - Total in water
- Density - 1.1
What temperature must the water be in a tank?
Degrephos can be used at ambient (cold) temperature so there is no need to heat a tank. If you are planning to use Degrephos in an existing tank that can heat the contents, then the warmer the water the faster Degrephos will work however it is important to reiterate that heated water is not required.
Do I need to do anything to the metal whilst it's in the tank?
The only thing we recommend, is provide some agitation to the water. A small amount of agitation will ensure that the solution reaches all parts of the metal and will help the cleaning process.
What do I do when the metal has been treated?
You don't need to rinse the surface however you should dry the metal as quickly as possible. You must remember that Degrephos will have degreased the surface therefore removed its protective layer of oil, grease and dirt. Whilst the surface will have a new phosphate layer, this is not designed to protect against rust blooming thus it is advised to dry the treated pieces as quickly as possible after treatment.
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