November 21, 2013
The Professional Association for Industrial Parts Cleaning (FiT) has prepared guidelines for achieving new levels of process control to ensure quality in industrial parts cleaning. Emphasis is placed on quality control based on the interdependency of component cleanliness and process parameters.
The guidelines identify the essential process- and quality-relevant aspects required to this end from the chemical and process standpoint, and from the perspectives of system technology, measuring, testing, and control, as well as knowledge transfer and qualification. This involves the selection and use of cleaning processes and cleaning agents, as well as the optimized layout of the system in terms of quality assurance. They also discuss continuous monitoring and acquisition of parameters that influence quality within the cleaning process, as well as their control.
The fundamental principles set forth in the guidelines are the basis for thought and action targeted at ensuring stable component cleanliness in an economic and resource-conserving fashion. At the same time, they provide a foundation for collaboration between suppliers from the industry sector and system operators.