7 Basic Concerns with Ultrasonic Cleaning; Part 2: Temperature

If you read our most recent blog post, you learned that there are several considerations to take into account when it comes to successful ultrasonic cleaning.

In addition to the equipment itself, one must consider the specific application, and the fact that performance and treatment varies based on the product being cleaned.  Even more specifically, it depends on seven basic—but important—variables.

The last blog delved into the variable of time, and how cleaning time varies depending on the part being cleaned. Now in order to help you further understand the various components responsible for good ultrasonic cleaning, let’s explore the next variable: temperature.

Ultrasonic ThermometerWe’ve all heard the expression “you’re in hot water” meaning “you’re in trouble” but not when it comes to Ultrasonic Cleaning!  Typically, ultrasonic cleaning in an aqueous solution is optimum at 140°F. However, just as the ideal cleaning time can vary, so too can the temperature. For instance, some high pH solutions will require higher temperatures in order to enhance the synergistic effect of the chemistry. For this reason, temperature and chemistry are closely related—and we will take a more in-depth look at chemistry in the next blog.

While you can look forward to reading about the remaining five variables in future posts, and learning how they all come together to create the best ultrasonic cleaning, we encourage you to get in touch with us anytime with questions regarding your specific application. Please feel free contact us and send in samples so we can determine the best plan for your needs.