Precision cleaning is defined as the process of cleaning components, hardware, or systems to ensure any contaminants are well within the prescribed limits such as Non-Volatile Residue requirements (NVR) and Particle Count, which, in most cases are set by the industry’s standards or the client’s specifications.
More often than not, the necessity to measure any residual contamination after any sanitation procedures elevates the normal cleaning process into precision cleaning.
Learn more about this method of cleaning as you go through today’s entry.
How Does It Work?
Precision type of cleaning often requires any particles and/or contaminants to be removed at a micro level (micron). To be specific, 25,400 microns is equivalent to 1 inch. Likewise, a single strand of human hair is about 50-100 micron which can serve as a rough estimate of the expected level of particles that will remain after the cleaning process.
Removal of contaminants through precision cleaning is necessary for any industry where strict cleaning is required to ensure the reliability of equipment and that it should remain trouble-free at all times. This is the main reason why this method of cleaning is commonly associated with medical devices and aerospace components where machinery must stay free from contaminants. And to such extent, other industries also must use précised cleaning methods for the same reasons stated above.
On the other hand, other applications that make use of this cleaning method also include laser components, oxygen cleaning, and heat exchangers as well as critical systems with parts that must undergo stringent cleaning before use.
Why It Is Needed?
Failure to meet cleaning standards set by the client and the industry can lead to catastrophic results. To be specific, the parts of aerospace landing gears can develop fractures if not cleaned properly. In the same way, oxygen systems in medical supplies can transmit infectious disease if air contaminants are not removed. Moreover, laser components may fail to work or malfunction if parts are also not cleaned properly.
This is why specialized cleaning equipment is utilized to systematically clean contaminants and residues such as dirt, soil particles, metallic residues, oils, and even dust from the substrate surface or based material of any equipment parts.
Choosing the right precision cleaning process will usually depend on the kind of contaminant(s) to be removed as well as the type of equipment parts to be cleaned. In the same manner, careful testing must also be done to determine the right type of précised cleaning procedure to do to ensure compatibility with the parts.
For optimal results in precision cleaning, you should choose a company that can meet your high-performance specifications and must be certified to provide multiple cleaning methods to eliminate potentially damaging effects to your equipment. Contact us today to learn more about our precision cleaning services.