Parts Cleaning

Day 2 of Cleaning Conference’s General Session Provides Insight on Policy and Procedures

Six new presentations from industry professionals will discuss such topics as aqueous cleaning, EPA policies, justifying a parts cleaning machine and product fixturing, in this second article in a series about the 2019 Parts Cleaning Conference. 


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After the first informative day focusing on parts cleaning processes and procedures at the 2019 Parts Cleaning Conference, the second day of the conference at PMTS on April 3, will feature presentations from even more industry professionals, this time, around the theme of policy and procedures.

The first presentation of the morning will offer attendees an update from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Significant New Alternatives Policy Program from Margaret Sheppard, lead environmental protection specialist, U.S. EPA.

Carr Smith with Albemarle will then speak about “Improving the ACGIH Threshold Limit Value Process,” proceeded by Ray Graffia at Arbortech Corp. talking about “How to Remove Oils and Soils from Industrial Wastewater and Recycle Aqueous Cleaning Solutions.”

In his presentation, “How to Justify a Parts Cleaning Machine,” Olaf Tessarzyk at JCOM will teach attendees how to look at all investment and operational cost to come up with an hourly rate of the current process and the future process. Both aqueous and a vacuum solvent degreaser will be analyzed.

Greg Terrell at Coventya Inc. will present “Under Fundamentals of Cleaning,” where he will review the pretreatment cycles and best practices for the many substrates that are prepared for electro and electroless plating, as well as old myths related to parts cleaning debunked.

Then, for the last presentation before the lunch break, Ed and Barbara Kanegsburg from BFK Solutions will talk about having the right product fixturing, including racks, containers, mesh, hoists and automated product movement. Attendees will learn where standard fixtures can be used and where custom designs might be more appropriate. Attendees will also learn about maintaining fixtures for optimal performance and how to develop strategies to avoid re-racking or re-fixturing parts at various stages of cleaning and coating.

Check back on this blog for more information about the remaining days and agenda of the 2019 Parts Cleaning Conference, or visit the Parts Cleaning Conference website. Also, click here to register for the event. 

To read the first article in this series about Day 1 General Sessions at the 2019 Parts Cleaning Conference, click here.