Cleaning, Pretreatment & Surface Preparation Features for December 2004

Cleaning, Pretreatment & Surface Preparation Features Archive

Is Parts Drying Hot Air or Something Else?

This column discusses why parts drying is a problem with aqueous cleaning agents used as replacements for some solvents. I wrote about this topic in 1989. I have frequently updated the material, to protect the guilty. But basically, drying of parts is similar to how it was handled years earlier, and before that.