MetaLube, Inc

Case Study    Immersion Cleaners

   MetalKleen 145 IL

Heavy-duty alkaline spray cleaner

MSDS               TDS



Process Variables

Temperature:    150 – 165 F

Concentration:    3.0 – 5.0 %

Dwell Time:              2 -3 min

Spray Pressure:              NA


Degreasing large diameter compressor tubes

Previous Product

Trichlor solvent

Substrate Type


Customer Requirements

Remove a heavy duty tube bending oil to prepare the surface for paint


MetaLube formulated a high alkalinity aqueous immersion cleaner that delivered excellent cleaning results and successfully replaced the Trichlor system.  The customer was able to reduce costs, eliminate the hazards of solvent based cleaning, and utilize a more environmentally process.