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Appendix 4 – Chemical product data sheets Aquatuff – general purpose strong alkaline cleaner

Aquatuff is a heavy duty water based alkaline cleaner. It has numerous cleaning applications including removal of greases, waxes, vegetable and animal oils, sludge, soot, carbon deposits, dirt and grime. Aquatuff is also used for cargo hold cleaning after coal and pet coke.

Directions for Use and Dose Rates General Cleaning Aquatuff can be used for different types of cleaning, and it can be applied by brush, hand spray, high- and low pressure washing machines etc. It can be applied on vertical surfaces by adding Unitor Foam-Agent (Product no. 651 614537 ) for increased resident time. Removal of soot from Inert Gas Systems (IGS)

  • 1.

    Apply Aquatuff with a Unitor High Pressure Cleaning Machine and use 1:4 with water. However, if used with a hand sprayer, apply the product neat on the surfaces, allowing 1 litre per 12 m2.

  • 2.

    Leave for about 30-45 minutes. The surface remains wet.

  • 3.

    Wash down with hot water (80°C) and check the results.

  • 4.

    Repeat the procedure if necessary.

Tank and cargo hold cleaning Aquatuff can be used for tank cleaning after animal, vegetable and fish oil, petroleum waxes, and for cargo hold cleaning after soot, coal, pet coke and other bulk materials. Method of Application and Dose Rates

  • 1.

    Direct injection method with tank washing machines: Use a dose rate of 1-20 litres per ton wash water (0.1-2%).

  • 2.

    Recirculation method: Use a dose rate of 1-20 litres per ton wash water

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    Spot cleaning: Hand spray neat or prepare a 20% solution, and leave for 20- 30 minutes before rinsing off with water. The surface should be kept wet.

For problem deposits, please consult the Unitor Tank Cleaning Manual.

Product Properties APPEARANCE: DENSITY, in g/cm3 at 15°C: 1.1 FLASH POINT, (PMCC) in °C: pH, in conc:

Orange liquid

N/A 13

COMPATIBILITY: Metal: The concentrated product may react with aluminium, zinc, tin and their alloys. Rubber: No known effect.

Revision date: 04/2008

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