May 17, 2021 - 09:32 AM
Engineered Fluids - Dielectric Fluids Clean up for small leaks of less than ½ L per hour.
You should always have a written spill plan for your location, you can request a spill plan template from Engineered Fluids by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The spill plan is important because it is the first thing any emergency responder will ask for when arriving on your site if you are dealing with larger spills.
You can find the absorbent pads ("Pigs") on sale here.
- Upon any spill immediately place absorbent pads (“Pigs”) down on the floor to absorb any Dielectric Coolant that maybe on the floor and to prevent change of slipping and place a container in such a sway to contain any further spillage, we recommend using only a non-conductive “plastic” container to catch the coolant if the container will have any chance of contact with any energized electrical devices. If the container will not have a chance of coming in contact with an energized device, then we recommend using aluminum baking pans as they are available in a wide range of sizes and heights to contain the spillage.
- Remove as much of the liquid dielectric coolant as possible from the floor using the Pigs to absorb the spilled material and then dispose of the Pigs once saturated. Disposal should be made in accordance with local requirements for the disposal of biodegradable substances.
- Once the Dielectric Coolant has been removed, then complete the cleaning of the floor and any non-electrified components using a common degreaser, such as Simple Green or 409, it is important to note that most common aqueous based degreasers (like Simple Green & 409) are NOT dielectric and will conduct electricity, take special care to NOT spray common degreasers on any electrified equipment or near electrified equipment even if the electrical equipment has been de-energized.
- Please note that, for areas where the Engineered Fluids Dielectric Coolant has dripped on to electrified equipment it will not harm nor short the equipment. Please refer to Engineered Fluid’s Materials Compatibility Guide for information on compatible materials.
- In areas, where it is necessary to clean electrified equipment, we recommend the equipment be de-energized before cleaning. Double check the power to the device has been shut down before proceeding with cleaning.
- Prior to handling DS-100 we recommend that you wear rubber gloves to provide electrical insulation and protection of exposed skin from DS-100.
- For electrical equipment, use only Engineered Fluids’ Dielectric Solvent DS-100 to clean the equipment to remove any trace of Dielectric Coolant. To clean spray on the DS-100 and then wipe off any access, DS-100 should be used only in well ventilated areas. DS-100 is flammable and should not be used where a source of ignition is possible. Allow the DS-100 to dry before re-energizing the equipment. Because DS-100 is dielectric there is no risk of shortening from residual solvent on electrical equipment is re-energized.
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