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​What does degreaser do?

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Degreasing agent is a powerful cleaner that can be used to remove grease, oil, dirt and any other dirt. Degreaser can be used for many cleaning tasks. Let's continue reading to learn more.

This passage is going to talk about the followings of degreaser:

(1) What is a degreasing agent?

(2) Why do you need a degreaser?

(3) What is the difference between degreaser and contact cleaner?

(4) Safety guide for using degreaser


(1) What is a degreasing agent?

Degreasing agent is a cleaning agent designed to remove grease, oil, cutting fluid, corrosion inhibitors, handle dirt, fingerprints and other in assembly, stamping, other types of metal processing, refineries, engine maintenance, aircraft hangars and many more Common pollutants in other occasions. application. There are many different names for degreasers, including precision cleaners, maintenance cleaners, and carbohydrate cleaners and brake cleaners that are specifically used for car repairs.

The purpose of degreasers is to quickly remove dirt and avoid as much wiping and scrubbing as possible. For convenience, degreasing solvents are usually packaged as aerosols. Aerosols have the added advantage of providing a powerful spray that can agitate and penetrate all gaps in the part.

Water-based degreasers are often used in trigger sprayers or gallon or barrel containers for immersion or intermittent system cleaning.

Special equipment such as ultrasonic or steam degreasing machines can be used to achieve more automated cleaning. These processes have higher repeatability and are therefore more suitable for more critical cleaning applications such as aerospace and medical.

 Degreasing agent

(2) Why do you need a degreaser?

The answer depends on the application. Dust, dirt, grease, and oxidative contamination can cause corrosion, risk of slipping, overheating, increased electrical resistance in the contact area, and many other problems. Degreasing may be required to prepare for downstream processes, such as painting or electroplating.

Degreasing agents for cleaning agents can remove oil, grease, oxides and processing pollution from equipment and components. These equipment and components include:

Metal and fiber optic cable joints

Motor and transformer

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)

Pneumatic and hydraulic components

Electrical and electronic equipment

Meter/Measuring Device

In the following types of applications, industrial-strength degreasers are required to remove grease, tar, asphalt, oil and dirt:

Clutch, armature, generator and compressor

Motors and equipment

Bearings, chains, cables, pulleys and gear drives

Brakes, springs and flywheels


(3) What is the difference between degreaser and contact cleaner?

Degreasing agents are designed to remove oil, grease, oxides and processing contaminants from equipment and components, while contact cleaners specifically perform the same operations on electrical contacts.

Contact cleaners (also known as electrical cleaners, switch cleaners, electrical contact cleaners, especially battery terminal cleaners for car maintenance) can be used from electrical contactors, connectors, conductive surfaces of switches, and active surfaces Remove contaminants from other electrical and electronic components of the contactor.


(4) Safety guide for using degreaser

Do I need to turn off the power before cleaning electrical equipment?

Before you start spraying, please turn off the power to avoid electric sparks, short circuits or discharges and other safety hazards. If you cannot disconnect the power supply, look for a degreaser with a dielectric strength of more than 30 kV (30,000 volts). Choosing a non-flammable cleaning agent can also increase safety to prevent sparks.

Should I worry about plastic packaging, components and rubber seals when degreasing? Alcohols and hydrocarbon-based solvents are often better on sensitive plastics. Rubber, silicone or other seals or gaskets made of elastic (soft) materials may expand or contract when exposed to irritating solvents.

Before using any problematic applications, the new degreaser should be tested with any charged (expensive) equipment.


We provide you with a variety of solvents, industrial degreasers and water-based cleaners, so that you can choose the right products according to your cleaning needs. You can also contact us directly.

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