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Essential Guide to the Identification and Removal of Conformal Coating
This procedure covers the methods to identify the conformal coating so that the ideal removal method can be identified and utilized, then presents a commonly-employed removal procedure with brief summaries next...
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Essential Guide to Controlling ESD (Electrostatic Discharge)
Plastics and elastomers are great electrical insulators. By default, they just don’t conduct electricity in their unaltered bulk material state. The vast majority of the ESD-safe (or static-dissipative) next...
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PCBA Cleaning & Conformal Coating Increase Reliability of Critical Systems
Electronic systems in commercial, automotive, and military sectors have increased immensely over the last two decades due to technological advancements. With this increased dependency on electronics, it next...
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Cleaning & Maintenance Guide for Aircraft Engine Nacelles
One of the dirtiest parts of a jet is the engine which is not much of a surprise. Engines have come a long way since the dawn of the jet age but they still produce a lot of carbon. Carbon is, of course, next...
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Degreasing Landing Gear Assemblies
Keeping aircraft clean is an essential part of the aircraft maintenance process. The FAA states that "from an AMT's viewpoint, it should be considered a regular part of aircraft maintenance." Maintaining next...
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Airlines Gain Operating Efficiency from Rigorous Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Management
Like all asset-intensive industries, airline operators struggle to maintain their return on capital employed (ROCE) above their cost of capital. Looking for efficiency gains, airlines have discovered that next...
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Case Study: NESHAP-Compliant Degreaser & Contact Cleaner for Aviation MRO
A major US-based airline MRO facility was struggling to replace AK225, a class of chemical that was pulled from the market in 2015 due to restrictions on ozone-depleting products. It was particularly challenging next...
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Webinar: PCBA Cleaning Defects – Product or Process?
Webinar: PCBA Cleaning Defects – Product or Process? Speakers: Pierce Pillon – Senior Field Engineer, ITW Contamination Control Electronics Kevin Pawlowski – Application Specialist, next...
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Safe & Effective Electrical Maintenance with Aerosol Contact Cleaners
A contact cleaner is a solvent cleaner designed to remove contamination from electrical contacts, the conductive surfaces of connectors, switches and other electrical and electronic components with moving next...
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Kauri-Butanol (Kb) Values and Solubility Parameters
In the search for a shortcut for comparing the performance of solvent cleaners, Kauri-Butanol value (Kb Value) is often reference. A common understanding is the higher the Kb value, the faster or more next...
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