Product Dose

AQUA TUFF HIGH FOAM LIQUID - HD (RXSOL-22-3033-025)

The Importance of AquaTuff by High-Pressure Cleaning

The job of high pressure cleaning can be done easier & quicker by simply using AquaTuff in correct dosages. Using a high pressure cleaner alone, without any CLEANER, will not  achieve  optimal cleaning results High-pressure cleaning primarily refers to cleaning of Hard  surfaces, such  as Decks, Tanks, Engine-rooms, etc. and in the majority of cases the cleaning is done according to the so-called two-step method:

Step 1:  Spraying the  AquaTuff over the area to be cleaned.
Step 2:   Washing down the area using a high-pressure water jet.

After the AquaTuff has been  sprayed on the surface and  before the wash down begins, the chemicals penetrates & thoroughly moistens dirt & other grime. During wash down, the AquaTuff thoroughly dissolv- es the particles of dirt, even oil and fat, in the water spray and thus achieves optimal cleaning results.In addition to being more effective, the use of RxTuff substantially reduces the time required for the Cleaning operation, as well as preventing dirt from reforming on the surface. The use of AquaTuff in correct dosages is half the job done.

3 Pieces of Good Advice:
Apply  AquaTuff on dry surface where possible! A dry surface will absorb far better than a wet surface. When applying AquaTuff on vertical surfaces: Start application from the bottom and work upwards! If beginning from the top and going downwards, the AquaTuff may produce "channels" down the surface, thereby running too fast off the surface. During high pressure cleaning: It is important that the rinsing water does not run over non-cleaned surfaces! The rinsing water can draw soap from the surface if running over non-cleaned surfaces. High pressure together with optimum concentration of AquaTuff will give the best effect .

Directions for Use and Dose Rates:
General Cleaning:- AquaTuff can be used for all types of cleaning &  degreasing & may  be applied by  Brush, Hand spray, high and low pressure washing machines etc. Time necessary for cleaning depends on the nature and  thickness of the deposits. 20-30 min. will suffice for   most applications. Hardened, carbonised or aged deposits may require up to 4 hours. If  the cleaning  solution is not heavily contaminated, it may be re-used at a later stage. If allowed to cool, the de-gassing procedure must be repeated. Depending on degree of contamination AquaTuff should be mixed with warm water at a rate of 50-200 ml   per 10 litres. i.e. 1 cup of AquaTuff to a bucket of water. AquaTuff solution can  be applied  simply by mops, brushes or rags, or by dipping the soiled articles into  the AquaTuff solution. After cleaning, rinse off with cold or warm water. Due to high foaming properties, AquaTuff is not recommended for washing machines.                        

Tank Cleaning:-Cargo tank cleaning to remove residues of Mineral, Animal, Vegetable or Fish oil, Waxes  &  Soot from inert gas systems.

Method of Application and Dose Rates:-

  • Direct injection method for tank washing machines. Dose rate 1-5 litres per ton wash water (0.1-0.5%).
  • Recirculation method. Dose rate 1-7 litres per ton wash water (0.1-0.7%).
  • Spot cleaning. Hand spray neat or diluted with up to 5 parts water and leave for several minutes before rinsing off with clean water.

Cleaning of Cargo Tanks to Remove Soot from Inert Gas Systems:-

  • Spray AquaTuff on with a high pressure cleaning machine and  use 1:6 with water. If used with hand sprayer, spray  the product  neat onto the surface, allowing 1 lit. for every 12 m2. Use a 5-8% solution in a tank washing machine.
  • Leave for about 30-45 minutes. The surface should be kept wet.
  • Wash down with hot water (80°C) and check the cargo tank.
  • Repeat the procedure if necessary.

Note:- Whenever possible, the cleaning solution should be heated to 60-80°C.If this method is not possible, other conventional methods such as separate rate direct injection, recirulation   or hand spraying provide acceptable options.For boiler  fire  side  cleaning, a 10-20 % hot  solution, (temp. above 40°C),  should   be  sprayed on  to  the surfaces to be cleaned. Allow to  penetrate for 20 minutes and flush off. For deposits  which are very hard to remove, increase the concentration to 50% and repeat if necessary.