Non-toxic Fluids for weld cleaning

Ant Weld Cleaner Fluids

Electrochemical process of cleaning welds

Electrochemical cleaning, also known as electropolishing or electrolytic cleaning, is a process used to eliminate contaminants, oxidation, and discolouration from welds, particularly in stainless steel. It enhances the corrosion resistance, appearance, and longevity of the welded area.

Electrochemical cleaning involves using an electrolyte solution and an electrical current to clean and passivate the weld surface. This process removes heat tint (oxidation) and any other surface contaminants that may have formed during welding.

An efficient method for cleaning and passivating

Traditional methods often involve scrubbing, grinding, or using harsh chemicals. However, these methods might not deliver the desired results. That’s where the power of ISS Technology and non-toxic fluids comes in.

Mild acids are an ideal solution for electrochemical cleaning, passivating and polishing welds. Firstly, they are highly effective in removing stubborn rust, oxidation, and tough stains that can mar the appearance of your welds.

By using electrolyte additives, you can achieve a flawless finish, restoring the aesthetics of your welds to their original glory. Re-establish the composition of the stainless steel surface using passivation with ISS Tech and non-toxic fluids.

How to use fluids for electrochemical weld cleaning

1) Attach the brush or pad to the positive terminal.
2) Dip the brush or pad into the electrolyte solution.
3) Apply the brush or pad to the weld area while activating the power supply.
4) Move the brush or pad over the weld in a consistent manner, ensuring even coverage.
5) The electrical current causes oxidation products and contaminants to dissolve in the electrolyte.
6) Hydrogen gas may be produced at the cathode (workpiece), and oxygen gas at the anode (brush or pad).

Safety precaution - Before start to work

While mild acid fluids offer numerous benefits, it’s essential to exercise caution when using them. These fluids contain mild acids, which can be corrosive if not regularly handled.


Here are some safety precautions to keep in mind:


1. Always wear protective gloves and goggles when handling mild acid fluids.

2. Work in a well-ventilated area to minimize exposure to fumes.

3. Follow the manual instructions and guidelines for dilution ratios and application methods.

4. Avoid contact with skin or eyes, and if accidental exposure occurs, call 911.


By following these safety precautions, you can ensure that the usage of mild acid fluids remains a safe and effective cleaning method for your welds.