US NAVY: FASTT Reports

US Navy says that this is a viable alternative to replace solvent cleaning and degreasing of weapons, automotive parts, electronics, printed circuit boards, ground support equip. and other gear.

Economic analysis: mini-max vs. solvents:

Summary:

Annual savings, Mini-Max: $ 383,146

Capital cost: $ 8,324

Payback: Less than one year


NSWC CRANE DIV. REPORT

Evaluation: Hawk (GSE) Corrosion control program:

Results: ten motherboards & 26 interface cards cleaned without damage.

Failures due to esd: none

Failures due to excessive heat: none


REPORT: AIMD SAN DIEGO, U.S. NAVY:

Cleans a myriad of small parts that heretofore deemed difficult if not virtually impossible to clean.


NAF EL CENTRO, CA TEST RESULTS:

Waste management: Disposal costs normally: 4 drums aircraft cleaner/water: at 2 weeks cost $360.00.

With Mini-Max waste disposal system reduced to two pig mats, disposal cost about .80 cents every two weeks.

Parts cleaned: Time cut from 4 hours to 1 .5 hrs per 100 parts and cleaned far better than by hand.

No soaking, we cleaned immediately.

Aircraft cleaner eliminated.

Mini-Max water usage rate: 1 gal per 8 hours of continuous cleaning.


P2 MESSAGE (FASTT) U.S.N. :

P-2 pollution opportunity identified:

Mini-Max System replaces solvent cleaning in degreasing. The technology uses distilled water.

Compared to current cleaning procedures this technology saves labor and associated costs.

Study: Subbase Bangor: This technology reduces time to clean circuit boards by 90 hrs a month, estimated savings 9k a yr.

Unit paid for itself in 6 mos.


NAWC Tech. Report on Steam Cleaning Ejection Seats: Click here to view
NELP Report: Click here to view
Report From Sub Base, Kings Bay, GA: Click here to view