Petro chemical and industrial manufacturing companies need to practice ongoing cleaning to protect all components of essential machinery. Since this machinery costs thousands of dollars to acquire, companies should not overlook the cleaning process. The easiest way to clean is by using de-greasers, which are chemicals that remove grease and other contaminants from the surface of machine parts. There is a wide range of chemicals produced by different manufacturers and businesses will sometimes find it too time-consuming to research the advantages and disadvantages of using certain chemicals, and will simply go with the least expensive chemical available. Failing to properly research these products before making a purchase not only jeopardizes the condition of the company’s equipment but can also hurt the environment.

An environmentally responsible alternative is to use organic solvents. Unlike de-greasers and inorganic solvents, these solvents are environmentally responsible. Manchem’s product’s Eco-responsible properties are not the only thing that makes solvents a better cleaning tool, as even inorganic solvents perform better than de-greasers when it comes to adequately cleaning components.

ManChem is the 7th company in the world to be awarded the Green SealTM Standard GS-34 certification on its industrial de-greaser, Ecoblue.

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Green Seal is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding the environment and transforming the marketplace by promoting the manufacture, purchase, and use of environmentally responsible products and services. Green Seal was developed to stand for absolute integrity. Over the years the reputation of the Green Seal brand has grown to symbolize environmental leadership, and it continues to represent proven-green products and services.

Oil spills are an inadvertent occurrence during drilling, pumping and transportation via pipeline or tanker. Oil renders surfaces slippery and unsafe which necessitates regular de-greasing or cleaning. Grease and oil removal (de-greasing) is an essential part of modern production processes and maintenance in the fields of oil production, rail roads, automotive, etc.

oilrig and shipDue to current technical toxicological and environmental standpoints, aqueous cleaners are used more and more to replace traditional organic solvents used in metal de-greasing. It’s easy to make a de-greaser by taking a suitable solvent and adding a surfactant. However, with 30 years of accumulated experience in the formulation of de-greasers, Manchem’s chemists’ approach is to formulate a de-greaser exactly for its customer’s requirement in accordance with its corporate responsibility.

Manchem’s water based solvent detergent is an alkaline blue foaming liquid containing biodegradable solvents, grease cutters, emulsifiers and penetrates for efficient oil and grease removal. It can be mixed with water for lowest usage costs and efficiency.

Manchem’s de-greaser, being an extremely versatile product, can be used safely on most surfaces for removing a wide variety of oils, such as ……

* Oil casings, drill pipes, cables/ropes, rig floors, etc.
* Gearboxes, engines, compressors, pumps, tools, etc
* Containers and oil tankers

It’s easy to apply by high pressure foamers and steam cleaning equipment, or simply by hand with the aid of a cloth, mop or brush. For instance on oil rigs and the decks of oil tankers, a broom and bucket is used.

Advantages of using Manchem’s Ecoblue De-greaser are:

* Green SealTM Standard GS-34 certified
* economical – concentrated formula
* free rinsing
* high foaming
* easily dispersed into foam from high pressure and steam cleaning equipment
* high solvency
* biodegradable – Eco-responsible

Complex government regulations restrict certain disposal methods, meaning that getting rid of solvent waste is complex and costly. However one does not encounter these disadvantages when using Manchem’s degreasers. An employee can apply these chemicals to dirty machine parts, wait for contaminants to be removed, and then wash it away with water. This saves the company money because it does not have to pay expensive disposal fees.

The company also avoids expensive lawsuits resulting from worker illnesses caused by exposure to unsafe chemicals. Even workers that do not suffer a serious illness can come down with a minor side effect and call in sick to work, resulting in lost workplace productivity.