Cleaners for higher productivity.

Cleaning of work-piece and semi finished products for subsequent process is an important aspect during production. Insufficient or incorrect cleaning often lead to defective products and increase in rejection rates. Industrial cleaners ensure components are free from dust, grease, grime, impurities and other agents that are typical in metal working processes. Selection of the right cleaner for desired result, depends on the material to be cleaned, system technology and level of exposure to various kinds of impurities.

Beruclean range of cleaners by BECHEM developed with advanced formulation provide spotless and speck free components, leaving no residues mandatory for critical machining processes. The Beruclean range is available in both aqueous and solvent-based biodegradable variations for wide variety of materials.

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Cleaners Oils

Beruclean S 4050 is a high performance cleaner based on synthetic hydrocarbons with no ozone depleting agents. Compatible with plastics and rubber. Superior cleaning properties with good dissolving and quick drying affect. Odourless and easily biodegradable according to OECD 301 F, can be used in immersion baths, ultrasonic appliances. Has low flash point.

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Beruclean S 4050

  • Biodegradable
  • Good rinsing perfomance
  • Low residue level
1.3≥ 50

Beruclean Eco is a high performance cleaner based on synthetic hydrocarbons with no ozone depleting agents. Compatible with plastics and rubber. Universal cold cleaning agent, free of aromatic hydrocarbons, almost no smell, readily biodegradable according to OECD 301 F. Also NSF-H1 appoved. Gives temporary rust protection.

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Beruclean Eco

  • Biodegradable
  • Good rinsing performance
  • Low residue level
  • Food grade / Pharmaceutical technology
1.8≥ 65

Beruclean 4027 is a cold cleaner based on paraffin hydrocarbons with low aromatic content and free from hazardous substances. Leaves a thin oily corrosion protection film. No ozone depleting agents. Higher flash point. Compatible with plastics and Rubber.

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Beruclean 4027

  • Corrosion
    protection
  • Good rinsing performance
  • Compatible with plastic
3.3≥ 101

Beruclean 3843 is a water soluble mild alkaline de-greasing agent with excellent cleaning properties. Suitable for immersion cleaning system, manual cleaning and low pressure spray system upto 60°C. Also suitable for removing all types of processing residues such as oil and
grease.

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Beruclean 3843

  • Cleaning
    agent
  • Good rinsing performance
8.5Suitable for Steel, SS, Aluminium and Aluminium alloys

Beruclean 113 EMF is water soluble universal alkaline cleaner with low foaming properties. Specially recommended for high pressure cleaning applications: Spray cleaning (+55°C to +70°C), Ultrasonic cleaning (+50°C to +70°C) and Immersion cleaning (+50°C to +80°C).

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Beruclean 113 EMF

  • Low
    foaming
  • Good rinsing performance
9.5Suitable for Steel, Aluminium and Cast iron

Beruclean 113 EMF is water soluble high alkaline aqueous cleaning agent for steel and ferrous materials. Specially recommended for ultrasonic applications. Effective against extremely rigid dust and sludge particles. Spray cleaning (+ 40°C to +60°C), Ultrasonic cleaning (+50°C to +80°C) and Immersion cleaning (+50°C to +80°C).

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Beruclean 111 EHF

  • Low foaming
  • Good rinsing performance
13Steel, SS and Cast iron

Applications and Properties

The unique pictograms help identify primary characteristics of the lubricant as well as key applications and industries it has been established at a glance. However the final recommendation would still have to be by the BECHEM specialist after having studied application and its operating environment. As the saying goes, ‘every problem has a unique solution, if only, one is looking for it’. This is the core philosophy to our approach towards ‘Application Engineering’ and staying true to ‘speciality’

Biodegradable

Good rinsing perfomance

Low residue level

Food grade / Pharmaceutical technology

Corrosion protection

Compatible with plastic

Cleaning agent

Low foaming

Frequently Asked Questions

Short bytes for queries on lubricants that always bothered you

Offending spots are usually created when water evaporates leaving behind a solid residue. The resulting residues or spots are unacceptable and may interfere with the function of the part itself. The best way to prevent drying spots is to use demineralised water for the final rinse prior to drying.

It always depends on the contamination level and cleaner chemistry. With solvent based cleaner you will get better result at room temperature compare to aqueous based cleaner. Working at elevated temperatures though will surely cut down the cycle time

It is recommended to use de-mineralised water for all cleaning cycles. Water quality is an important and complex issue which requires attention in nearly every industrial cleaning process.

The four basic variables that, combined, establish the success rate of any cleaning cycle are time, temperature, chemistry and mechanical action.

Emulsifiers help in increasing solubility of the cutting oil in water by breaking down the oil into smaller globules and thereby maintaining a stable and uniform emulsion. A stable emulsion provides longer tank life and also ensures lower carry over loss resulting in minimum top ups.

The basic function of a cutting fluid is to provide adequate lubrication to the tool and work piece friction zone as well as remove heat generated by cooling the deformation area. Some additional properties that are desired in the cutting fluid are,

  • Ability to rinse away the metal debris from the friction zone
  • Provide adequate protection against corrosion to the machine and work piece
  • Compatible to machine paint and ensure stain free machines
  • Easy to handle and comply to safety and environmental regulations

Intense amount of heat is generated between the grinding wheel and work piece due to friction and cutting process. Uncontrolled heat can lead to structural damage of the work piece and increase in wear rate of the wheel. Fine dust and metal debris are continuously generated and needs to be cleared out from the wheel, work piece interface. The cutting fluid for Grinding process should possess the right amount of lubricity and cooling property to reduce friction and manage temperature rise. Additionally the cutting fluid should also possess the right amount of detergency and flushing property to clear the fine machined debris.

With a higher dosage of lubricity to reduce friction and temperature rise, the coolant should also contain EP additives that can protect the tool by forming a thin layer between the tool and work piece. Additionally, the cutting fluid should possess the right amount of flushing property to clear the machined swarf from the machined area

Ideally, de mineralized (DM) water with neutral pH of 7 and hardness less than 50 ppm is recommended. The chloride level should be less than 25 ppm with no bacterial and fungal presence. Usage of hard water leads to increased conductivity, hence poor rust protection and lower sump life.

‘Oil into water’ or ‘oil in last (OIL)’ is a recommended practice for better solubility of the coolant in water. Water in oil would result in large size oil globules with the oil loving ‘oleopphilic’ ions of the emulsifier being ineffective. This would lead to a unstable oil water emulsion.

  • Keep a regular check on the concentration of the emulsion, maintain recommended concentration
  • Remove any tramp oil from the coolant tank thoroughly
  • Measure pH regularly
  • Avoid all sorts of dust near the tank, remove the machined debris from the tank regularly.
  • Follow the prescribed procedure while changing the coolant.

Aluminum alloys which contain Copper and Zinc as alloying elements are susceptible to chemical reaction (black stains) with cutting fluids that contain Amines as ingredient.  For machining such Aluminum alloys, amine free cutting fluids are recommended

Colour change of the emulsion is notable during machining of Cast Iron with the Fe ions dissolving with the emulsion. However with all other parameters such as pH, conductivity, concentration and microbial behavior remaining within the specified limits, colour change does not impact performance of the emulsion.

Operators handling components with bare hands and in constant touch with the emulsion could feel irritation and itchiness or develop rashes as well. As sensitivity of the skin is subjective, operators need to handle machined components with proper gloves and other protective gear with the objective of avoiding direct contact with the emulsion. Barrier creams could also be considered where direct contact is unavoidable.

Ensuring a stable emulsion with regular check on pH levels and microbial growth by removing chips, swarf and tramp oil from the tank will also help in reducing possibilities of such concerns. Encourage operators to maintain good personal hygiene, recommend regular laundry of their work dress, avoiding wet rags into pockets, usage of mild soaps etc.

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