CitriSurf® 8050 - A Stainless Steel Cleaning Agent

CitriSurf® 8050 - A Stainless Steel Cleaning Agent

Mehta Sanghvi is the Authorised Channel Partner of Stellar Solutions for Pan India

CitriSurf® 8050 is a stainless-steel cleaning agent that was created particularly to remove all iron oxides and release iron from the surface of stainless steel at a low cost and with the greatest amount of chrome oxide. CitriSurf® 8050 is a premium chemical mixture for the descaling, derouging and passivation of stainless-steel components.

Physical Properties:

Specific Gravity 1.2
Approx. wt. /gallon 10.0 lb/gal
Viscosity 5 cps
Form Liquid
Chemical Composition Citric acid, Phosphoric acid, water, proprietary ingredients
Operating Temperature Room temp or higher (120-160°F preferred)
Flash Point None
Water solubility Complete
Normal working concentration 25% by volume in water
pH at working concentration approx. 1.0

Application Procedure:
The parts or system to be passivated may be cleaned with a suitable cleaning solution prior to treatment with CitriSurf® 8050 solution to ensure optimal outcomes and assist extend the life of the solution, especially when heavy grease and oils or residue of other materials are present.

Before combining the CitriSurf® 8050 solution, all machinery, including mixers, tanks, and pumps, should be clean and dry. To fill the tank or pipe system used to fill the clean in place (CIP) loop or sufficiently cover all parts and surfaces to be treated, mix the CitriSurf® 8050 stainless steel cleaning agent with clean water (purified water if desired) at a ratio of 1 part of CitriSurf® 8050 to 3 parts of water by volume. All tanks and equipment used in the CitriSurf® 8050 solution should be constructed from polypropylene, stainless steel, or an equivalent material. For components, stirring the solution in the tank is advised for best results. Using this product in an ultrasonic tank will produce the best results.

The solution should be heated for best results. Normal range is 120-160°F. When the flow or immersion duration is extended, room temperature is frequently suitable. Heating elements made of titanium, stainless steel, or Teflon coated (or a similar material) are advised.

To eliminate all free iron and impurities from the surface, either totally submerge the components to be passivated in the solution for a considerable amount of time, or flush the solution via the CIP loop. The normal duration of CIP activities is 30 to 60 minutes. Depending on the temperature, stainless steel grade, hardness, usage of ultrasonics, and the state of the components' surfaces, this can take 20 to 30 minutes for parts. Your experiments should show which bath settings work best for the items you create.

Rinse the CIP loop or its component parts in clean water completely. Water that is moving is ideal. To avoid water spots, purified water can be used. Dry thoroughly in the air right away. By using a hot air oven or another drying method to create a highly passive surface, drying of components can be sped up.

Notes on Use:
CitriSurf® 8050 is a Phosphoric Acid and Citric Acid based material, and as such it may cause irritation to exposed surfaces of the body. See Safety Data Sheet before using this material.

Replenish the bath with CitriSurf® 8050 and water as appropriate to compensate for drag out, evaporation, and acid consumption. The pH of theCitriSurf® 8050 passivation bath should be held to within +0.1 of its initial value for normal operation.

Dispose of according to all federal, state and local regulations.

CitriSurf® 8050 should be stored at temperatures between 50°F and 120°F in 316 stainless steel or approved plastic containers (polyethylene or polypropylene). (If accidentally frozen, thawing will return product to normal.)

When used correctly,CitriSurf® 8050 meets all of the requirements of the ASTM A967, ASTM A380, ASTM B600, and AMS 2700 standards.

5 gallon or 55-gallon plastic containers. Larger sizes available upon request.

It is advised that you test your items using CitriSurf® 8050 before utilising them in production. Since every product and production facility is unique, testing is necessary to make sure CitriSurf® 8050 is appropriate for the specific environment.