Anti-Icing and Rinsing Fluid
ANTI-ICING AND RINSING FLUID - COLD WEATHER COMPRESSOR CLEANING
The ability to perform compressor washing during cold weather periods has become increasingly important for many gas turbine operators – especially in the ambient temperature range 50°F (+10°C) to about 32°F (0°C), and very often in combination with higher air humidity.
TURBOTECT ARF-301 anti-icing and rinsing fluid has been specially formulated to enable both ON LINE and OFF LINE wet cleaning under potentially freezing conditions. The product is recommended for use when outside ambient air temperature is in the range 50°F (+10°C) down to 14°F (-10°C). TURBOTECT ARF-301 is supplied as a “ready-to-use” stable solution and is used as a substitute for water or demineralized water. It can be mixed with either TURBOTECT 950 (water-based) or TURBOTECT 927 (solvent-based) cleaners at the recommended dilution ratio of 1 part detergent to 4 parts ARF-301. The fluid can also be used without detergent for rinsing the compressor after wet cleaning.
TURBOTECT ARF-301 has a boiling point of 221°F (105°C) and a high flash point above 211°F (99°C). The high flash point provides the distinct advantage that this product is classified as “non-hazardous”, so transportation and site handling are greatly simplified. Note that other commercially available antifreeze agents have extremely low flash points, such as alcohols, and necessitate the use of explosion-proof equipment and various special handling precautions. TURBOTECT ARF-301 is also non-toxic and readily biodegradable.
TURBOTECT ARF-301 is available in IBC’s (totes) with 1040 liter (275 US Gallon) capacity.