The Client serves a variety of industries, such as chemical processing, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, refining and power generation throughout Australia. The company designs and manufactures a range of high-performance products such as valves, pumps, pipes, fittings and hoses. Envirofluid supplied Purasolve Parts Cleaner for a dewaxing trial of valves to remarkable results.
The Client receives its valve bases covered with a protective wax coating that is applied by a manufacturing facility in India which need to be removed upon arrival in their AU warehouse. Previously, the company used kerosene in their parts washers for this task. Whilst effective at removing the protective wax coating, kerosene comes with health and safety risks for workers. It is toxic when inhaled and is a fire and explosion hazard. In addition, since kerosene is a fuel, it is considered hazardous waste.
Water-based products, on the other hand, tended to leave a rust problem after use.