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A Non-Chlorinated Cleaner
HP is a specially formulated solvent for multi-purpose industrial and maintenance cleaning. It replaces ozone-depleting CFC's, trichloroethane and other carcinogenic chlorinated solvents. HP effectively cleans industrial grimes, greases, lubrication fluids, silicone, tars, adhesives, and fluxes.
HP evaporates with no residue and is essentially non-conductive. It is suitable for use in electrical and communications maintenance as a replacement for 1,1,1-trichloroethane, but is slower drying. It is a good cleaner for transformer oils, corrosion inhibitor compounds, silicone grease, semi-conducting paints, and many other kinds of electrical grime.
Dielectric Strength (ASTM D877)
Relative Evaporation Rate
Residue (ASTM D 2369)
Flashpoint (ASTM D 56)
Initial Boiling Point
Propellant (aerosol only)
Water Content (ASTM D1533B)
< 100 ppm
> 141°F (> 60.5°C)
< 50 ppm
USAGE DIRECTIONS & PERFORMANCE
HP is suitable for many types of cleaning and degreasing. It can be used as a spray, wipe or immersion bath. HP is effective at room temperature. For faster cleaning it can be heated to 125°F (20° less than the flashpoint). It does not freeze and can be used in cold weather applications.
Cleaning time and effectiveness will vary based on the contaminant and cleaning method. Wiping or agitation cleans faster than just soaking. Experiment with your particular contaminant and conditions.
HP contains no surfactants and leaves no residue once dried. For precision cleaning (residue free use), to prevent recontamination with existing grime, a final rinse of clean HP should always be used. This can be done by finishing with a fresh wipe, spraying until the solvent runs clear, or rinsing in a fresh bath of HP cleaner.
HP evaporates more slowly than trichloroethane. There is less exposure to vapors and less solvent waste through evaporation. When faster drying is necessary, parts can be force dried using air or centrifugal dryers to accelerate evaporation. Heat should not be applied until the residue is blown off so that contaminating residues are not baked onto the surface of the cleaned part. In maintenance situations, just wiping the part with an absorbent, lint-free towel will reduce drying time considerably.
HP is not recommended for use on energized equipment.
|Drying Time Comparisons:|
|No Drying:||60-90 Mins.||Cool Air:||3-5 Mins.|
|Drying Wipe:||1-2 Mins.||Hot Air:||2-3 Mins.|
HP will not corrode or stain metal parts. It does not tarnish or corrode copper per ASTM D130 and D1729.
HP is compatible with most plastics and elastomers. Tables I and II show the effect of HP on various plastics and rubbers. Note that HP often has less effect on these materials than the 1,1,1-Trichloroethane it replaces.
Testing is based on a soak test described in ASTM D543. HP will temporarily affect some rubber compounds. These rubbers may swell, but should return to their original state after the solvent cleaner has dried. Immersion will affect sensitive materials more than incidental contact of a spray and wipe. It is recommended that all plastic parts, gaskets, seals and O-rings be tested for specific use and exposure method.
|AGING 72 HOURS AT 50°C|
|TYPE OF PLASTIC||Type HP Cleaner||1,1,1 Trichlorethane|
|% Weight Change||Appearance||% Weight Change||Appearance|
|AGING 72 HOURS AT 50°C|
|TYPE OF ELASTOMER||Type HP Cleaner||1,1,1 Trichlorethane|
|% WEIGHT CHANGE||APPEARANCE||% WEIGHT CHANGE||APPEARANCE|
KEY: NC=NO CHANGE Type HP is a trademark of American Polywater Corporation ES=EXTREME SOFTENING Delrin® and Teflon® are trademarks of Du Pont SS=SLIGHT SWELLING Ultem® 1000 and Valox® 420 are trademarks of G.E. Plastics S=SWELLING Tygon® is a trademark of Norton Performance Plastics C=Crazing Viton® is a trademark of Du Pont Dow Elastomers D=Dissolved
HP has a low level of toxicity. Unlike trichloroethane, it does not form vapors quickly. As with any solvent, ventilation should be sufficient to keep vapors at safe levels. Aerosol use releases larger quantities into the air than wiping or dipping does.
HP is a combustible liquid, but with a high flash point. It should not be used for high temperature cleaning or exposed to fire or flame. Good industrial hygiene practice and appropriate precautions should be employed during use. See MSDS for specific details.
HP is classified as combustible. Keep containers cool, dry and away from sources of ignition and oxidizing materials. Do not expose aerosol cans to direct sunlight or temperatures above 120°F. Do not puncture or incinerate aerosol cans.
HP comes in a variety of packages for convenient use. For cleaning large areas, bulk packages are available. For smaller jobs, there are aerosol spray cans, trigger sprayers, small containers, and towelettes. Separate dry towelettes are available in bulk for wiping excess solvent to speed evaporation.
|HP-1||Saturated, lint-free wipe||144||HP-P158ID||Side-by-side, wet/dry Tandem Pack wipes||144|
|HP-P63||Cable Preparation Kit bag includes 6 wet/dry Tandem Pack wipes, |
3 strips of 120-grit non-conductive aluminum oxide sanding cloth,
and 1 instruction card. A direct replacement for the Raychem/Tyco P63.
|HP-T369||SpliceMaster® cable cleaning prep kit||24|
|HP-T369/S||SpliceMaster® cable cleaning prep kit w/sandpaper||24||None|
|HP-T369/SD||SpliceMaster® cable cleaning prep kit w/sandpaper & dry wipe||24||None|
|HP-D72||Dispenser with 72 10" x 12" premoistened wipes||6|
|HPY-12*||16 fluid oz (475 ml) aerosol can with adjustable nozzle. Net wt 10.5 oz.||12|
|HP-16LF||16 fluid oz (475 ml) bottle with flip top||12||None|
|HP-35LF||1-quart (.95 liters) bottle with flip top||12||None|
|ST-R||Trigger sprayer fits pint & quart bottles||12|
|HP-128||1-gallon (3.8 liters) can||4||None|
|HP-640||5-gallon (18.9 liters) pail||1||None|
|HP-DRUM||55-gallon (208 liters) drum||1||None|
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