PWR-4 Industrial Maintenance Cleaner

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Sku Number Name Size Units
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3400-20S PWR-4 Maint Cleaner - 20oz aerosol 20 oz aerosol 12
3400-G PWR-4 Maint Cleaner - 1 gal 1 gal (3.8L) 1
3400-5G PWR-4 Maint Cleaner - 5 gal 5 gal. 1
3400-54G PWR-4 Maint Cleaner - 54 gal 54 gal (205L) 1
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PWR-4... The Safer, Powerful n-Propyl Bromide (nPB) Replacement

PWR-4™ Industrial Maintenance Cleaner Blasts away oil and contaminants off of contacts, printed circuit boards, barcode instruments, switch boxes, gear boxes, and electronic motor controllers. Grease and oil flow right off, reducing the time and materials needed to scrub off stubborn soils.

Ideal where a safer, nonflammable, and cost effective cleaner is required. This innovative solvent is much safer than the four most common industrial solvents: TCE, nPB, Perc and Methylene Chloride and quickly cleans the most difficult greases and oils from electronics, relays, and motors. It is engineered to remain stable and effective over thousands of cycles in vapor degreasing equipment.

  • Nonflammable
  • Much safer than most common industrial solvents — TCE, nPB, Perc & Methylene Chloride
  • Powerful cleaner — Ideal for degreasing and contact cleaning
  • Available in aerosol or bulk for vapor-degreasing, ultrasonic and immersion cleaning
  • Rapid evaporation
  • Non-ozone depleting
  • Cleaning applications: electronics, relays, switches & breakers, transformers, and electric motors and generators
  • NSF registered K1 and K2


Technical papers:

PWR-4 performance testing
Overview of health & safety impact of nPB and other toxic industrial cleaners

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Vapor Degreaser Setting Guidelines

  • Boiling point – 118°F / 48°C
  • Boil sump temp set – 127°F / 53°C  
  • High solvent temp set – 136°F / 58°C
  • Refrigerant high temp set – 109°F / 43°C

Note: As with all vapor degreaser equipment and processes, observe all safety precautions, guidelines and operating rules associated with these units. Failure to do so may put operations personnel at risk. Avoid excessive vapor losses, loss of refrigeration, excessive boil sump heat, etc. Make sure all equipment is operated in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines and instructions. If in doubt, contact your manufacturer immediately.

FAQ's

Are PWR-4 cleaners good replacements for n-propyl bromide (nPB)?

Yes, PWR-4 high performance solvent cleaners are nonflammable, powerful cleaners like nPB, safer than nPB, and are also economically priced.


How do I figure out the shelf life of a product?

The shelf life of a product can be found on either the technical data sheet (TDS), available on the product page, or by looking on the certificate on conformance (COC). The COC can be downloaded by going to https://www.techspray.com/coc. Once you have the shelf life, you will need to add it to the manufacture date for a use-by date. The manufacture date can be identified by the batch number. The batch code used on most of our products are manufacture dates in the Julian Date format. The format is YYDDD, where YY = year, DDD = day. For example, 19200 translates to the 200th day of 2019, or July 19, 2019. This webpage explains and provides charts to help interpret our batch numbers: https://www.techspray.com/batch-codes.


Are there degreasers that are more toxic than others?

N-Propyl Bromide (nPB), Trichloroethylene (TCE) and Perchloroethylene (Perc) are highly toxic chemicals commonly used in degreasers to provide cleaning performance in a nonflammable formula. There are documented court cases where workers suffered major health effects when exposed to high levels of these chemicals. Workers reported headaches, dizziness, and even loss of full body control. There are also possible links to reproductive problems and cancer. All of this has caused maintenance facilities to reconsider their solvent choices, especially with manual cleaning when exposure tends to be higher.


Should I worry about plastic packaging and components and rubber seals when degreasing?

Rigid plastics like ABS, polycarbonate (trade name Lexan), and acrylic materials like Plexiglass can be very sensitive to harsh solvents like toluene, xylene, and acetone. Alcohol and hydrocarbon based solvents tend to be better on sensitive plastics. Rubber, silicone or other seals or gaskets made of elastomeric (soft) materials can have a tendency to swell or shrink with exposure to harsh solvents. After the solvent flashes off, they may spring back to their original dimensions, or be permanently changed, impacting the effectiveness of the seal. Polyester or Teflon based gasketing materials are less prone to this type of damage from harsh solvents.

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