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Estimate Program for Ultrasonic Cleaning System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000074657D
Original Publication Date: 1971-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Balachandran, C: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This program provides information enabling close estimation of prospective costs relative to chemical procurement and the prospective need for special pollution control equipment in an ultrasonic industrial cleaning system. The specific system for which the program was written is designed to clean dirt and lubricant contaminants from used office machines prior to machine rehabilitation. The machines are moved through a succession of eight tanks in which they are washed in detergent, rinsed in water, partially dried by air, soaked in FREON* T-WD 602 to absorb remaining water, then dipped in boiling FREON TF first without and then with ultrasonic vibrations, and finally dried in FREON TF vapor.

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Estimate Program for Ultrasonic Cleaning System

This program provides information enabling close estimation of prospective costs relative to chemical procurement and the prospective need for special pollution control equipment in an ultrasonic industrial cleaning system. The specific system for which the program was written is designed to clean dirt and lubricant contaminants from used office machines prior to machine rehabilitation. The machines are moved through a succession of eight tanks in which they are washed in detergent, rinsed in water, partially dried by air, soaked in FREON* T- WD 602 to absorb remaining water, then dipped in boiling FREON TF first without and then with ultrasonic vibrations, and finally dried in FREON TF vapor. At suitable intervals during the operation, absorbed water must be separated from the FREON TWD 602 tank and surfactant from carried along FREON TWD 602 must be removed from the FREON TF tanks.

In the terminology used on the accompanying flow chart, tank 5 is the FREON TWD 602 tank, tanks 6 and 7 are FREON TF tanks, and tank 8 is FREON TF vapor. Separators N and J are off-line tanks in which absorbed water is separated from used FREON TWD 602 in order to restore the drying property of the FREON TWD 602 and make it suitable for re-use. * Trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.

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