Cleaning with Solvents
Beakers filled with flammable solvent provide safe cleaning operation
Operating an ultrasonic cleaner not designated as explosion proof with the tank filled with a flammable solvent poses a serious explosion hazard. However, beakers filled with flammable solvents may be positioned in water-filled ultrasonic cleaners for safe operation.* Small parts can be cleaned inside covered beakers which are partially immersed in water. The ultrasonic waves pass through the beaker walls and into the solvent. This operation should be carried out with sufficient ventilation to prevent solvent vapor accumulation.
Convenient Kits for Cleaning with Flammable Solvents in Beakers
iUltrasonic provides the kits below for cleaning with flammable solvents in glass beakers. The beakers are suspended in an ultrasonic tank filled with water (plus a bit of detergent) and the ultrasonic energy penetrates the glass to clean the parts.
*Check local fire regulations for the maximum quantity of flammable solvent that may be treated in an open ultrasonic tank.