Tags: brake cleaning

30

Aug

Preventing Explosions and Fire Hazards in Your Workshop

Several heavy equipment and vehicle servicing workshops have had explosions occur after
sumps, where excess chemicals would run off, were exposed to a heat source.

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21

Apr

Brake Cleaner

Brake Cleaner – Non-Chlorinated vs Chlorinated | How to choose between deadly & deadlier

Choosing a traditional brake cleaner poses a rather unsatisfactory question. Do you choose the flammable highly toxic one, or the alarmingly very highly toxic one? It’s not such a nice question to consider and, of course, there is no good answer – or is there?

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31

Mar

Tetrachloroethylene

Tetrachloroethylene, a deadly danger in brake cleaner

Tetrachloroethylene may be a chemical you’ve never heard of, but chances are pretty good that it’s a substance you’ve been in contact with. This is especially true if you use brake cleaner.

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1

Sep

Brake Cleaner

n-Hexane Brake Cleaner & Nerve Damage in Vehicle Workshops

Maintenance engineers and mechanics world-wide are at an unusually high risk of nerve damage from n-Hexane based cleaners and degreasers. n-Hexane is a solvent that damages nerves. Long term exposure to the chemical can lead to permanent numbness, tingling, weakness and reduced sensitivity. The effects of n-Hexane are most acute in peripheral areas such as feet, hands, legs and arms.

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