It is hurricane season again - time for devastating rains and flooding, causing billions of dollars of property damage every year. CRC Industries offers tips to help manufacturers prepare a fast, low-cost plan to recover water-damaged electrical and electronic equipment. The procedure, also available on its website, can be used any time equipment is water damaged - floods, broken pipes and fire-related water damage.
the equipment by flushing, spraying or dipping the equipment in clean
water and drain.
- Apply a
degreaser to remove oil, grease and sludge contamination not removed by water
flushing, being sure to spray all contaminated areas.
equipment with liberal amounts of moisture-displacing precision
lubricant and allow to drain.
resistance by taking Megger readings after the equipment has drained. If
readings are not up to minimum resistance levels, repeat applications of
degreaser and precision lubricant.
- When minimum levels have been reached, apply a precision cleaner to remove any dirt particles before energizing equipment. Do not energize until minimum resistance levels are obtained.
CRC Industries, Warminster, Pa., manufactures industrial specialty chemicals such as cleaners, degreasers, lubricants, corrosion inhibitors and paints.