Ultrasonic frequency selection for aqueous fine cleaning
- Becker, Joann F.
- Mar 1, 1995.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
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- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
- A study was conducted to evaluate ultrasonic cleaning systems for precision cleaning effectiveness for oxygen service hardware. This evaluation was specific for Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell Aerospace alloys and machining soils. Machining lubricants and hydraulic fluid were applied as soils to standardized complex test specimens designed to simulate typical hardware. The study consisted of tests which included 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, and 65 kHz ultrasonic cleaning systems. Two size categories of cleaning systems were evaluated, 3- to 10-gal laboratory size tanks and 35- to 320-gal industrial size tanks. The system properties of cavitation, frequency vs. cleaning effectiveness, the two types of transducers, and the power level of the system vs. size of the cleaning tank were investigated. The data obtained from this study was used to select the ultrasonic tanks for the aqueous fine clean facility installed at Rocketdyne.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19950025367., Accession ID: 95N31788., and NASA. Marshall Space Flight Center, Aerospace Environmental Technology Conference; p 421-430.
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