Profit Through Prevention - Best Environmental Practices for Fleet Maintenance: Chapter 09: Aqueous Brake Washing
Chapter Abstract: This is clip 9 of 14 for this video. Many facilities use aerosol cans of brake cleaner to clean and wet the brake area. Aqueous brake washers can provide both cost and environmental benefits over solvent brake washers and aerosols. The benefits of aqueous brake washers include, little or no emissions, they are nonflammable, there is no air quality degradation and no empty aerosol cans, they can reduce shop liabilities and save money. Roll-up aqueous brake washers use compressed air to pump solution through a flow-through brush. The debris is then filtered keeping the solution clean. Units can also adjust to different heights. The brake assembly should be dried using compressed air. Spent filters should be handled as hazardous or non-hazardous waste based upon test results. Aqueous brake washing solution is changed only once every three years.
Author: PETE / US EPA DFE / US EPA Region IX P2 Program
Publication Date: 1999
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|Chapter 01: Introduction|
|Chapter 02: Aqueous Parts Cleaning|
|Chapter 03: Aqueous Parts Cleaning: Spray Cabinets|
|Chapter 04: Aqueous Parts Cleaning: Sink-Top Units|
|Chapter 05: Aqueous Parts Cleaning: Ultrasonic Units|
|Chapter 06: Aqueous Parts Cleaning: Immersion Units|
|Chapter 07: Aqueous Parts Cleaning: Waste Management|
|Chapter 08: Aqueous Parts Cleaning: Case Study|
|Chapter 09: Aqueous Brake Washing|
|Chapter 10: Refillable Spray Bottles|
|Chapter 11: Engine Oil Life Extension|
|Chapter 12: Reusable Oil Filters|
|Chapter 13: Floor Cleanup Done Right|
|Chapter 14: Conclusions|
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