automotive part cleaning Articles

  • Automotive parts manufacturer case study

    Scope The heat-treating operation at this major automotive bearing manufacturer in Georgia involves quenching parts with oil followed by an aqueous cleaning proc-ess. Two cleaning tanks were dumped and re-charged weekly when they became too contaminated to clean parts effectively. The parts were susceptible to staining when the cleaning solution became overly contaminated and the ...


    By Separation Dynamics

  • Client - Automotive Part Casting Manufacturer, Kentucky, USA

    As part of its energy review this global multi-national sought a means by which it could reduce its aluminium furnace running costs. After a period of technical consultation an Econotherm® GA 330 Gas to Air smooth pipe heat exchanger was selected for the installation. The original business case was approved on the basis of a $100K per annum saving against a total estimated project costs of ...


    By Econotherm UK Limited

  • CeraQTM Ceramic Membranes Provide Robust Solution For Automotive Parts Manufacturing

    Project Background Ceramic membranes are growing in acceptance into the water and wastewater treatment industries due to their ability to operate at higher temperatures and wide chemical compatibility. This characteristic allows the membranes to be operated in high temperature appli- cations, difficult waste streams and applications where harsh cleaning chemicals are ...


    By QUA Group LLC

  • Automotive parts coater exceeds local air quality requirements - Case Study

    Today many companies are faced with unique air pollution control problems arising from their coating operations. Not only are vented emissions required to be controlled, but now a more pressing issue is how to treat fugitive emissions. Fugitive emissions are the VOC and HAP releases that occur at the coating process or in a mixing area. Fugitive emissions are sometimes difficult to capture when ...

  • Automotive: At Sandvik Coromant, Clean Air Group Scrubber Handle Emissions Emergencies case study

    Mr. Tahvanainen heads up a staff of eight maintenance personnel and a supervisor. He is a mechanical engineer with a background in power production and thermodynamics. Editorial Background: Sandvik Coromant of Fair Lawn, NJ is part of Sandvik’s tooling division. The overall Sandvik Corporation employs 35,000 in one hundred and thirty (130) countries. ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Parts-Cleaning Oily Wastewater Disposal Costs Reduced by Over 90% with Vacuum Distillation - Case Study

    A global market-leading manufacturer of mechanical fastening systems and precision components needed to reduce wastewater disposal costs. The Italian facility serves diversified end markets, including the automotive, construction supply, electrical/electronics, aerospace and medical components industry. Project Goals: 1) Reclaim and reuse oily wastewater from cleaning tunnels (Dürr ...


    By PRAB, Inc

  • Cleaning Up With Rent-a-Chemical

    Lease programs are emerging as a safer, more environmentally friendly way to manage chemicals. Imagine if instead of making a list, buying groceries and sometimes running out of milk or ending up with spoiled food in the fridge, you engaged a company that helped analyze exactly how much food your household uses each week based on the meals cooked and eaten. That company would then deliver ...


    By Ensia

  • Automotive: Scrubber system removes HCL from Exhaust case study

    Although Indiana’s environmental protection agency has not yet added hydrochloric acid (HCl) standards to its Title 5 regulation of emissions sources, Allomatic Products Co., Sullivan, IN, was determined to erase HCI vapors from its plant discharge. In the mixed industrial/ residential neighborhood where its manufacturing plant is located, Allomatic wanted to be known as a good neighbor. ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Optimal heat-reversible snap joints for frame-panel assembly in aluminium space frame automotive bodies

    This paper presents a method for designing heat-reversible snap joints, locator-snap systems that detach non-destructively by heating a certain location of parts. It is expected to dramatically improve the recyclability of aluminium space frame (ASF) bodies by enabling clean separation of frames and body panels. Extending our previous work on the sequential design of the locators and heating area ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rapid, gentle blending maximizes strength of powder metal parts

    Nestled in the heart of the powder metal capital of the world, Allegheny Blending Technologies (ABT) specializes in custom blending of ferrous and non-ferrous powder metals that are sold to molders of powder metal parts. These blends of iron powder and additives (copper, nickel, graphite, manganese sulfide and dry lubricants) play important roles in products and equipment. In the U.S. automotive ...

  • California Demands Disclosure of Chemicals in Cleaning Products

    California Becomes First US State to Require Manufacturers of Designated Cleaning Products to Disclose Hazardous Chemicals on Labels and Online ...

  • California Bill would require disclosure of cleaning product ingredients

    On September 13, 2017, the California Senate passed the final version of the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (S.B. 258), which would require manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose certain chemical ingredients on the product label and on the manufacturer’s website. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 27 to 13. The California Assembly passed the bill by a vote of 55 to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Auto parts manufacturer reduces coolant purchase costs and eliminates used coolant disposal in first 12 months case study

    Challenge When Ogura Corporation, a Detroit based parts manufacturer, was faced with the dilemma of excessive coolant consumption, PRAB’s Fluid Filtration division was able to offer the optimal solution: Coolant Recycling. Ogura’s primary business activity is the manufacture of air conditioner parts for the automotive industry. One of their major customers is the Ford ...


    By PRAB, Inc

  • How to Use Steam Cleaners as Car Wash Equipment

    The Internet seems to show crazy results when one searches for car wash equipment. It appears that virtually every cleaning machine can be used as car wash equipment. If a machine can clean anything, it can surely clean an automobile, right? Fortunately, people do not often buy just any cleaning machine for use as car wash equipment. Most buyers conduct extensive research, seek expert opinions ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Thermal deoilers - Thermal deoiling replaces liquid based degreasing

    The Problem A major Automotive company was mandated to have an alternate technology for degreasing evaporator fins. They had, until recently, been deoiling metal parts in a conveyorized solvent based vapor degreasing line, but the state environmental agency mandated that the line be shut down on a certain date due to the excessive water and air pollution it generated. The company had ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Gerhardi Kunststofftechnik GmbH Germany - case study

    OVERVIEW Gerhardi manufactures high quality plastics parts, specifically interior and exterior injection moulded parts for the automotive industry. Operates two locations with a total of 500 employees. Customers include Audi, BMW, Daimler Chrysler, Saab and Volkswagen. WATER SYSTEM CHALLENGES The required closed cooling circuit cools 18 injection ...

  • “Guardian”, extending coolant life for the auto industry

    Challenge Automotive component manufacturer needs a central fluid collection system for tramp oil and suspended solids removal, bacteria control and fluid concentration adjustment. Customer Ogura Corporation Industry Automotive Parts Manufacturer Products Mobile Sump Cleaner Guardian ...


    By PRAB, Inc

  • Prepare Your Sprayer for Storage Now to Avoid Costly Problems in Spring

    Growers — extra care for your sprayer now can save time and money later. So says Erdal Ozkan, an engineer and spray technology expert with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. Ozkan, who is an agricultural engineering professor who also has appointments with Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Ultrafiltration system pays for itself in less than 6 months

    Challenge Brake components manufacturer needs an alternative method of disposing thousands of gallons of washwater and cleaner a week at a hefty cost. Customer Eaton Corporation Industry Automotive Product Wastewarrior Ultrafiltration System Business Benefits ...


    By PRAB, Inc

  • Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany - case study

    Overview Bosch is a multinational engineering and manufacturing firm specializing in electronics, automotive components, power tools, security systems and home appliances. Water System Challenges There are two main water supply intakes into eleven buildings of the Bosch facility in , with annual consumption of about 40,000 m3. Previous attempts were made ...

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