Kolene molten salt bath processes are used by many OEMs for the following cleaning applications:
Removal of protective films and die lubricants from titanium after forging, forming, and SPF operations.Scale removal and surface conditioning of titanium components prior to chemical milling.Conditioning of welding scales on air frame components prior to pickling.
Kolene processes are the "de facto" standard among domestic and international producers for descaling and cleaning stainless, superalloy, and refractory metals of lubricants used in the production and manufacturing process.
For metals and alloys, including aluminum, copper, brasses, bronzes, stainless steels, precious and semi-precious metals, and many "exotic" alloys, KOLENE® KGC™ and KOLENE® KLC™ provide excellent non-corrosive cleaning and brightening properties.
Selectively removes light oxide film, rust, and scaleNo substantial effect to base metalA practical alternative to mineral acidsAbility to remove light soils and oil films concurrently with surface scale/oxidesElimination of multiple cleaning stagesIdeal post-treatment for heat treatment operations to provide luster or brightness
An example of Descaling Equipment used for the removal of scale and oxides from stainless steel.
Equipment can either be gas or electrically heated and configured to fit all variety of layout options.
Equipment is sized to meet the particular needs of the application be it strip, roll, wire, or shapes.