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:
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.