Marine, Shipping, Oil Industry Biodegradable Cleaning Solutions

ACID REPLACEMENT CLEANER (A.R.C.)

A powerful cleaner which has the cleaning and descaling power of acid, but which is non-corrosive to metals and sensitive surfaces.

Use to clean tiles, concrete floors, masonry, aluminium, stainless steel, alloy wheels, pipework. Removes rust, scale and lime deposits.

This product is based on a unique organic salt which performs like an acid in terms of its descaling and cleaning properties but without the fuming and corrosive properties associated with strong mineral acids.

Under UK Transport and Labelling Regs. A material is classified as corrosive if the rate of corrosion on steel at 55C exceeds 6.5 mm per year. The raw material used in A.R.C. produces a test result under these conditions of 0.638 mm per year.

A.R.C. behaves like an acid in many applications. It has a low pH and pKa and demonstrates superior calcium carbonate dissolving properties to most commonly used acids except hydrochloric. However, its safety profile means it has significant benefits over most acids in terms of handling, transport and storage.

How to use

A.R.C. is highly concentrated and should be used diluted with water for all but the toughest jobs. A.R.C. may be diluted with up to 20 parts water. Apply by brush or spray to surface, allow to act then wipe or rinse off with clean water. Stubborn deposits may require extended contact times or a repeat application.

A.R.C. is not recommended for use on galvanised surfaces.

MSDS Acid Replacement Cleaner

Biosafe Marine Cleaning Products

Biosafe Solutions supply a range of innovative products to the marine industry all over the world:

BIO-ENZYME 500

Is an enzyme based toilet and pipe cleaner. It is a blend of enzymes and dormant bacteria that work by natural principles to break down organic matter safely and efficiently into liquid waste. Regular use of Bio – Enzyme 500 will result in odourless grease traps, drains and sinks. Bio – Enzyme 500 is safe to use and will not damage plumbing.

BIO BILGE CLEANER

Is a blend of surfactants and water -soluble solvent. This readily biodegradable formula has been extensively tested for use in all marine applications and is safe to use, store and dispose of. Both products contain emulsifiers that break down organic soils and hydrocarbon matter in the bilge, fish well or bait tank quickly and thoroughly, leaving behind a fresh pleasant smell.

BIO MARINE DEGREASER

Is an aqueous solution of surfactants and water -soluble solvents. It is a powerful degreaser suitable for use on all equipment and parts. The most difficult soils such as dust-laden oils, fuels and lubricants will be lifted and wiped or rinsed away without damaging or reacting with the cleaning surface.

CEFAS Rating for offshore use: Offshore Chemical Notification Scheme Gold Category. In use the degree of dilution depends on the type of contamination and the degree of soiling, the type of crude and its location, as well as the type of oil/pseudo based mud systems used. Can be diluted with fresh or seawater. Heavy cleaning – 5/1 ; Light degreasing 25/1.

NATRUSOL

A citrus oil based degreaser containing naturally occurring solvents. Effective degreasing without the need to utilise any harmful solvents. Dissolves oil bound contamination such as tar, bitumen and grease and materials of a waxy, resinous or fatty nature. Safe to use on most plastics.

HYDROBREAK

As well as releasing contaminants from polluted surfaces, HYDROBREAK breaks down their long hydrocarbon molecules into shorter and more accessible chains. Its unique formulation then stimulates an ‘explosion’ of naturally occurring bacteria which feed off the residue and convert it into water and carbon dioxide. Then, with their food source gone, the bacteria simply die off. Unlike conventional detergents, solvents, oil dispersants or hydrocarbon-based degreasers, HYDROBREAK doesn’t merely move the pollutants elsewhere, it destroys them. And since it is itself non-tainting and completely biodegradable, even when mixed with contaminants, there are no residual traces left after rinsing.