NALTIC Industrials, LLC


A Product of Chemetall US In.
Highly alkaline cleaner for spray or agitated immersion applications

Primary Application

Okemclean is a low-foaming, heavy-duty detergent specially formulated for application either in high pressure spray washers or in agitated immersion tanks. The multi-metal cleaner removes a multitude of tenacious soils at energy-saving temperatures as low as 27 °C (80 °F). It’s effective on most metals, including aluminum, steel, stainless steel, galvanized steel, copper, brass and magnesium.

Solutions of the highly alkaline liquid take off many of industry’s toughest soils. Among them are heavy fabricating soils, drawing and buffing compounds, carbonaceous deposits, grease and shop soils. The low-foamer is excellent for cleaning mixed-metal parts in high-pressure spray washers. Backed by the spray’s impact, Okemclean’s powerful blend of surfactants and other cleaning agents rips into and loosens stubborn soils. These are swept away by thorough rinsing, leaving metal surfaces in an ideally clean condition for subsequent processing.

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Chemical composition potassium hydroxide, silicate, sequestrant, surfactants
Physical form liquid
Bulk density 10.47 pounds/gallon at 68 °F (20 °C)
color of concentrate colorless
Recommended diluent Water
Rinsability Good
Normal working temperature 49° to 82 °C (120° to 180 °F)
NPE surfactant-free Yes
Biodegradable Yes
Phosphorous-free No
Regular working concentrations Spray: 2 to 10% by volume. Immersion: 5-10%
Regular working temperatures 130 – 180 °F (54 – 82 °C)
pH of concentrate above 12.5
Application Procedure: Initial Solution Makeup Ensure the equipment is clean and the nozzles are properly aligned. Fill the tank to about 80% of its capacity with clean water. Add the required amount of Okemclean. Mix and heat to operating temperature. Operation Spray: Use Okemclean in spray washers at 2 – 10% by volume, 80 – 180 °F (27 – 82 °C), spray pressure of 10 – 25 psi (0.7 – 1.7 bars) and 1 – 3 minutes. Exact concentration, temperature, pressure and exposure time depend on soils, extent of soil build-up in solution and conveyor line speed. Agitated Immersion: Use Okemclean in agitated immersion tanks at 5 – 10% by volume, 130 – 180 °F (54 – 82 °C) and 2 – 10 minutes. Exact concentration, temperature and immersion time depend on degree of agitation, soils and extent of soil build-up in solution. Solution Measurement: The concentration is measured using Gardotest Procedure 92 with a 25 ml sample. The conversion factor from free alkalinity to percent by volume is 1.45. Bath life can be estimated using, Gardotest Procedure 123 with a 10 ml sample and Gardotest Solution 57. Solution Replenishment: The solution can be replenished based on the percent by volume titration from Gardotest Procedure 92. Alternatively, the solution can be replenished directly by the Free Alkalinity (T) from Gardotest Procedure 92. To increase the Free Alkalinity (T) by 1.0 ml, add 1.45 gallon of Okemclean per 100 gal (14.5 liters per 1000 liters). Equipment: The Chemetall Electrodeless Conductivity/Concentration Control System and Chemical Metering Pump can be used to monitor and automatically maintain the concentration of this product using conductivity. Please contact the Chemetall Process Equipment and Engineering Department for specific recommendations. Safety and Handling: Prior to handling and use of Oakite Aluminum Cleaner 164 the Material Safety Data Sheet should be read and understood by all personnel in contact with the product. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN Disposal: Any disposal of Oakite Aluminum Cleaner 164 should be in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations. The process solution can contain components other than those present in the product as supplied. Analysis of the process solution may be required prior to disposal. Storage: Dry indoor storage at temperatures between 40 ºF and 100 ºF (4.4ºC and 37.8 ºC) is recommended, away from any incompatible materials referenced in the Material Safety Data Sheets. All containers should be tightly closed when not in use. NOTE: When exposed to very low temperatures, this product may solidify. If this product is frozen, or is suspected to have previously been frozen, place in a warm location and allow the product to thaw completely. Some reversible separation of ingredients may occur. Prior to using, the product should be mixed thoroughly to establish a homogeneous solution. Failure to thoroughly mix could result in diminished or altered performance characteristics. Contact your Chemetall representative for mixing recommendations. Disposal Any disposal of the materials referenced in this document should be in accordance with all applicable federal, state, providential and local regulations. The process solution can contain components other than those present in the materials as supplied. Analysis of process solutions may be required prior to disposal. SUGGESTION OF OTHER PRODUCTS YOUR COMPANY MAY USE • CLEANERS • ETCHANTS • DEOXIDIZERS • RUST PREVENTIVES • METALWORKING FLUIDS (coolants and lubricants) • WASTE WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS • FLOOR CLEANERS AND MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS • PROCESS EQUIPMENT/CONTROL SYSTEMS DISTRIBUTED BY NALTIC INDUSTRIALS AN AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTOR FOR THE USA Chemetall US, Inc. (“Chemetall”) warrants that products described within its official technical papers will conform with its published specifications. The products supplied by Chemetall and information related to them are intended for use by buyers having necessary industrial skill and knowledge. Buyers should undertake sufficient verification and testing to determine the suitability of the Chemetall materials for their own purpose. Since buyer’s conditions of use of products are beyond Chemetall’s control, Chemetall does not warrant any recommendations and information for the use of such products. CHEMETALL DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF ITS PRODUCTS. Please contact us directly for a complete and official Chemetall Technical Data Sheet and/or MSDS in PDF.Contact us: Office (888) 891-0077 email: Headquarters NALTIC Industrials, LLC 299 S Main St Suite 1300 Salt Lake City, UT 84111 USA