Electrocleaner Chemicals for Stainless Steel

Electrocleaner chemicals are used to provide excellent degreasing of stainless steel in preparation for plating and metal finishing processes.  Therefore, electrocleaner chemicals for stainless steel are critical to the success of stainless steel plating and finishing.

Our solutions are available in the following packaging sizes:

  • 5-gallon pails
  • 55-gallon drums
  • 300-gallon totes

MC 520

  • MC 520 is a silicate-free heavy-duty detergent for use in soak and ultrasonic cleaning systems
  • It is safe for use on stainless steel, nickel, cobalt chrome, and titanium alloys
  • Excellent for removing polishing compounds and blast media from medical implants and instruments
  • It can also be used to remove general machine oils

Operating Conditions:

This product is diluted with water before usage. Determine proper ratio based on the volume of the tank.

For normal soil removal:

  • Mix MC 520 at 2% to 10% with water

Operating Temperatures:

  • 130° to 180° F

Advantages:

  1. Excellent removal of polishing compounds and blast media
  2. Useful over a wide range of applications and operating conditions
  3. Excellent rinsability

Documentation:

Miraclean EC-179

  • Miraclean EC-179 is a dry, highly alkaline, granular product with a high sequestering ability and high surfactants
  • It is for use on ferrous metals only

Operating Conditions:

Concentration:

  • 6 – 12 oz. per gallon. (45 – 90 g per L)

Temperature:

  • 140 – 200° F (60 – 93° C)

Voltage:

  • 6 – 8 volts

Current:

  • 30 – 50 amps per ft2

Equipment:

  • Mild Steel

Advantages:

  1. Excellent removal of polishing compounds and blast media
  2. Useful over a wide range of applications and operating conditions
  3. Excellent rinsability

Documentation:

Miraclean EC-140

  • Miraclean EC-140 is a highly alkaline liquid soak and electrocleaner for ferrous metals
  • Formulated to be highly conductive, free rinsing, and low foaming
  • Will also keep plating barrels and other equipment clean and free of oils
  • Can also be used as a spray cleaner

Operating Conditions:

Concentration:

  • 5 – 25 % by volume for electrocleaning
  • 2 – 4 % by volume for spray cleaning

Temperature:

  • 140 – 180° F (60 – 82° C)

Voltage:

  • 6 – 9 volts

Current:

  • 50 – 100 amps per ft2

Equipment:

  • Mild Steel

Advantages:

  1. Excellent smut removal.
  2. High conductivity.
  3. Excellent on buffing and polishing compounds.
  4. Good oil removal and oil suspension properties.
  5. Packaged as a dry product for easiest and most economical shopping, storage, and handling.

Documentation:

Miraclean EC-220

  • Miraclean EC-220 is a highly alkaline liquid soak and electrocleaner
  • For ferrous metals, copper, and copper plated work
  • Formulated to be free rinsing, low foaming, and highly conductive (5% solution – 62 mS per cm)
  • Will remove a variety of soils including oils, greases, and lubricants.
  • Can also be used as a spray cleaner
  • Will also keep plating barrels and other equipment clean and free of oils

Operating Conditions:

Concentration:

  • 0.4 – 4% by volume for spray cleaning.
  • 5 – 15 % by volume for soak and electrocleaning.

Temperature:

  • 120 – 180° F (49 – 82° C)

Voltage:

  • 6 – 9 volts

Current:

  • 50 – 125 amps per ft2 at 6 volts.

Equipment:

  • Nickel-plated steel (perforated). Mild steel is also satisfactory.

Solution Makeup:

  1. Fill tank ⅔ full with cold or warm water.
  2. Slowly add required amount of Miraclean EC-220 with mild agitation.
  3. Add water to operating level and heat to temperature.

Advantages:

  1. Low Foaming.
  2. Non-Silicated.
  3. Long bath life.
  4. Can be used as a soak, spray, and electrocleaner.
  5. High level of conductivity.
  6. Excellent smut removal.
  7. Liquid product can be used with automatic feed.
  8. Easy to handle.

Documentation:

Miraclean LB-620

  • Miraclean LB-620 is a concentrated liquid caustic product for use as a component of a soak or electrocleaner for steel
  • Miraclean LB-620 is excellent for removal and emulsification of oils and grease from ferrous metals

Operating Conditions:

The concentration of Soak or Electrocleaner Package:

  • 0.4 – 4% by volume

The concentration of Miraclean LB-620:

  • 5 – 20%

Normal Ratio of Miraclean LB-620 to Component Package:

  • 4 to 1

Temperature:

  • 140 – 190° F

Time:

  • 1.5 to 10 minutes

Solution Makeup:

Add product slowly to surface of cold water while constantly stirring to avoid spatter or violent eruptions. Use
with adequate ventilation and proper personal protective equipment.

Advantages:

  1. Water based product so no dusting or noxious fumes to breathe.
  2. Biodegradable.
  3. Long tank life.
  4. Can be used as a soak tanks with mechanical agitation.
  5. Useful over a wide range of applications and operating conditions.
  6.  Liquid product makes automatic chemical feed easy.
  7. Ability to clean and condition smut for removal in rinses and electrocleaners.

Documentation:

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