Global grease cutter is an extra-heavy duty, alkaline, industrial degreaser for engines, oil and grease-encrusted equipment or heavily soiled workshop floors. It is non-flammable, biodegradable and contains no phosphorous.
The viscosity of Global grease cutter enables it to cling to vertical surfaces, minimising runoff and waste whilst maximising cleaning performance. It is an effective cleaner in both hard and soft water, making it ideal for remote areas, minesites or areas with hard water.
Ideal applications for grease cutter include:
- Mining and earthmoving machinery (do not use on windscreens or glass surfaces)
- Agricultural and industrial machinery
- Engines, gearboxes and chassis
- Concrete and workshop floors
- Parts washing and bath degreasing
Global grease cutter’s quick-break action allows it to be used for effective oil separation through effluent treatment systems.
Global grease cutter degreaser may be used diluted with water or used concentrated for hard to clean surfaces.
What is quick-break?
A quick break cleaning agent, diluted with fresh or salt water, will clean and emulsify hydrocarbons such as oil, grease and diesel from a variety of surfaces. When the quick break comes into contact with oil it breaks the oil into microscopic droplets. The droplets become smaller and more numerous and ultimately fade from sight in the water.
Within five minutes of the oil being emulsified the breaking process commences. The bond between the quick break and the oil weakens with the oil finally breaking away and rising to the surface of the water. 92% of the breaking process occurs within 10 minutes.
Importance of Global grease cutter to the environment
All oil and water effluent from workshop floors, vehicle and machinery washdown, engine degreasing and other washing operations should be collected in a pit prior to treatment through a mechanical separator or triple interceptor and discharge to sewer or lagoon.
If Global grease cutter is used, oil removed during washdown or degreasing will be released to float on top of the collection pit or in the separator and is available for collection. If a non quick break detergent is used, oil removed during washdown or degreasing will remain emulsified and bound up within the washdown water. The cleaning agent/degreaser holds the oil so well in solution it is impossible (without added chemicals) to remove the oil from the collected water, even after long settling times and processing through deoiling hydrocyclones or plate separators.
When the water is discharged to sewer or lagoon, the oil is also discharged. Under these circumstances, the oil discharge level may breach EPA requirements.
Laboratory and field tests demonstrate Global grease cutter completely biodegrades within a maximum of 22 days.
Primary biodegradation occurs within five days. This means the product loses its properties but its molecular components still exist. Biodegradation is the process whereby organic materials decompose in the environment.
Organic materials involved in cleaning and washdown are detergents, soaps, degreasers, fuels, oils, greases, etc, all of which are composed of carbon/hydrogen molecules in different configurations with various other minor constituents (nitrogen, oxygen, sulphur) sometimes present.
For biodegradation to occur, there needs to be a combination of bacterial activity, water and oxygen. The bacterial activity breaks the bond between the hydrogen and carbon molecules with water (H20) and carbon dioxide (C02) produced. The process is repeated over and over until all the bonds have been broken and the molecules are converted to C02 and H20.
High levels of phosphates encourage blue green algal blooms in out-flow ponds and dams leading to dangerous blue green algae and often unpleasant smells. Global grease cutter’s leading formula replaces phosphates with amino acids.
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Global grease cutter is available in 5L, 20L, 200L and 1000L containers. View the entire Global Green range here.