Flammable solvent beaker kits

How Can I Use Flammable Solvents in an Ultrasonic Cleaner?

First, let us congratulate you for asking this question.  Any time flammable solvents are used for cleaning purposes there is risk of fire or explosion due to ignition of volatile vapors by a flash source.  Ignition can occur from any source due to spills or as flammable solvent vapors spread.  This post explains how you can safely use flammable solvents in an ultrasonic cleaner.    

An example of a widely used flammable solvent is isopropyl alcohol (IPA).  References to its use are presented in this post.

Things to Know about Flammable Solvents and Ultrasonic Cleaners

Before you select and use an ultrasonic cleaner for your application(s) you should be familiar with options available as well as other factors that go into the decision process.  Here you will learn about 

  • the definition of “flash points”
  • flash points of commonly used flammable solvents
  • where ultrasonic cleaners are used with flammable solvents
  • ultrasonic equipment options when cleaning with flammable solvents
  • other safety precautions when using flammable solvents in an ultrasonic cleaner
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Why you Need an Ultrasonic Dental Cleaner

Why you Need an Ultrasonic Dental Cleaner

An ultrasonic dental cleaner is a critical necessity if your dental practice employs reusable dental instruments.  Examples include mirrors, probes, burs, excavators and forceps.  These and similar instruments must undergo rigorous cleaning and sterilization procedures. 

Ultrasonic dental cleaners are also required for

  • cleaning molds
  • removing plaster and cement used in fashioning  bridgework
  • cleaning implant hybrid prosthesis and similar restorative procedures  

The key word here is ultrasonic dental cleaning because there are other options.  Here you’ll learn why you need an ultrasonic dental instrument cleaner.

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Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaners

How to Select an Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaner: 10 Tips from Elma

When you consider purchasing an industrial ultrasonic cleaner you’ll find there are many options from which to choose.  If your tasks include tough cleaning or require long-term cleaning cycles to get your job done, you’ll need a unit that can handle heavy-duty cleaning over long cleaning cycles.  We hope this post on industrial ultrasonic cleaner tips will help.

A Definition of Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaners

Let’s make one thing clear at the outset:  As suggested above, industrial ultrasonic cleaners are defined by task, not size.  In fact, industrial sonic cleaners include bench and tabletop units all the way up to multi-gallon floor mounted units. 

It’s what these units can do vs. their size that’s important.  BUT!  Size is important too  so here we go on our selection tips.  

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Ultrasonic Cleaner Accessories

How Ultrasonic Cleaning Accessories Improve Efficiency

From cleaning your house to getting more utility from your automobile the right accessories can make a big difference.  So it is with your ultrasonic cleaner.  Small investments in the right accessories can pay big dividends in cleaning results, faster throughput and in expanding the services you can offer.  This post describes a selection of the many ultrasonic cleaning accessories available from Elma Ultrasonic Cleaners and how they can improve your efficiency.

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How to Clean Hot Melt Adhesive Guns and Spray Paint Nozzles

How to Clean Hot Melt Adhesive Guns and Spray Paint Nozzles

Firms using hot melt adhesives and spray painting as part of daily routines know that cleaning their equipment after use can be more cost effective than constantly replacing precision components.  A cursory Google search discloses common cleaning recommendations include soaking in solvents and running wires through openings.  Here we describe how ultrasonic energy can clean hot melt adhesive guns and spray paint nozzles in minutes and more thoroughly than manual methods.

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How Ultrasonic Cleaning Speeds Aircraft Engine Maintenance

How Ultrasonic Cleaning Speeds Aircraft Engine Maintenance

Rigorous procedures are spelled out in maintenance manuals for aircraft engine parts, whether jet, turbine or piston. Ultrasonic energy plays an important role both for cleaning and nondestructive testing (NDT) operations by aviation maintenance technicians (AMT), aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organizations and airlines’ own maintenance facilities.  Here are examples of how ultrasonic cleaning speeds aircraft engine maintenance.

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How to Quickly Clean Glass Components Used in Cannabis Processing

How to Quickly Clean Glass Components Used in Cannabis Processing

Cannabis processors using glass components for short path distillation must deal with accumulated baked-on, polymerized and other contaminants that are extremely difficult and time consuming to remove.  These glass components represent substantial investments and, unfortunately, can be easily broken unless handled carefully. This post explains why ultrasonic cleaners are often the answer to quickly clean glass components used in cannabis processing. 

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How to Clean and Restore Mobile Devices and PCBs

How to Clean and Restore Mobile Devices and PCBs

Mobile devices costs have increased substantially but justified due to increased performance capabilities.  Likewise PCBs (printed circuit boards) that form the heart of these and thousands of other devices have grown more complex.  Dirt introduced during mobile device use or PCB fabrication can be removed.  Here you’ll learn how ultrasonic cleaning is used to clean and restore mobile devices and PCBs during use or manufacture.

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Maintain Plastic Injection Molds with Ultrasonic Cleaning

How to Maintain Plastic Injection Molds by Ultrasonic Cleaning

Cleaning dies used to produce injection molded parts can be tedious, time consuming and costly. Ultrasonic cleaners provide a way to clean costly injection molding dies and their parts in a timely and cost-effective fashion that doesn’t cause wear or require harsh chemicals. In this article we detail how ultrasonic cleaning can address your challenges and provide a solution to your cleaning needs. 

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