Chemical Cleaning Lines
Turn Key supply of automated Chemical Cleaning Plants to Aero Engine MRO
Galvatek’s chemical cleaning lines (CCL) for the aviation industry are designed to clean aero engine components prior to non-destructive testing (NDT) inspections.
Comprehensive cleaning of aero engine parts in maintenance, repair and overhaul
Chemical cleaning lines are typically used by maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) shops, but also by manufacturers of engine parts and components. Chemical cleaning lines are also used on a smaller scale for repairing auxiliary power units (APU).
Chemical cleaning lines typically include a combination of different cleaning solutions: Aqueous degreasing; paint, varnish and coating stripping; alkaline and ultrasonic cleaning; rust and scale removal; and scale conditioning, rinsing and drying.
Jointly with customers Galvatek has developed new, effective, cost-saving and environmentally friendly technologies that meet the highest demands of the aviation industry. Galvatek has made major advances in automation and production traceability, as well as in reducing operating, water and quality costs. Galvatek’s solutions significantly improve the total profitability of MRO operations.
Chemical cleaning process before non-destructive testing
Parts cleaning is essential to many industrial processes, also in aviation applications, when preparing for non-destructive testing (NDT). The following coating phases are particularly sensitive to part cleanliness, since molecular layers of oil can prevent adhesion of the coating.
Typical cleaning processes include aqueous cleaning, degreasing, alkaline cleaning, alkaline rust remover and acidic descaling, paint stripping and coating stripping. All of these chemical cleaning solutions are made possible by Galvatek Chemical Cleaning Plants.
Customer-specific design and scale
Galvatek plants are always scaled and designed according to the needs of the customer and the maximum product dimensions in the treatment process. The maximum length of tanks in chemical cleaning lines is typically 3 meters. The layout of the tanks is normally in 2-3 lines, depending on the amount needed for different processes. The use of floor space is optimised by using Galvatek’s 3-axis transporter and uniform rinsing process innovations.