Accession Number:

ADA546848

Title:

Demonstration/Validation of Tertiary Butyl Acetate (TBAC) for Hand Wipe Cleaning Applications

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

407.0

Abstract:

Traditionally, vehicle, equipment, aircraft, and ship maintenance utilize organic solvents containing hazardous air pollutants HAP, such as MIL-PRF-680, xylene, methyl ethyl ketone, to remove dirt, grease, soot, paint debris, and burned-on carbon from various parts. Tertiary Butyl Acetate TBAC, a HAP-free volatile organic compound VOC exempt solvent, can enable the DoD to demonstrate compliance with NESHAP VOC regulations without performing the extensive record keeping required when using HAP VOC containing solvents. TBAC has been evaluated for cleaning applications in several process lines. Demonstration programs were performed at three sites, one each from the Army, Navy Marine Corps. The demonstration sites were Corpus Christi Army Depot, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, and Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, GA. These demonstrations showed that TBAC can replace the currently used solvents in several applications. Furthermore, cost analysis showed that such replacements are economically feasible.

Subject Categories:

  • Solvents, Cleaners and Abrasives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE