What do you Need to Know About Cleaning Screens?

Dec. 10, 2020

As a Stainless Steel Wire Mesh Supplier, share it with you.

Like all equipment, stainless steel wire cloth and wire mesh must be maintained and cleaned. This is important for product throughput, system hygiene and maximum corrosion resistance of the protective welding wire. Failure to maintain the integrity and cleanliness of the screen may cause quality, production, regulatory and health issues.

Stainless steel wire mesh cleaning

There are other factors that prompt the need to clean stainless steel wire mesh regularly. 

More specifically, these include:

Prevent clogging and reduce production line throughput

Check for damage or wear

Maintain corrosion resistance

Prevent bacterial growth

Remove accumulated dirt, dirt and surface stains

Aesthetic considerations

Stainless steel is strong but indestructible. It is protected by a thin layer of chromium oxide, and over time, pollutants will weaken this protection. Different conditions such as high temperature, high humidity, or exposure to corrosive chemicals may cause surface discoloration and actual wire breakdown over time. These types of conditions usually require more frequent inspections and maintenance.

Fine Stainless Steel Wire Mesh

Fine Stainless Steel Wire Mesh

In-depth discussion: what to use and how to use

In most applications, it is best to remove the wire mesh, metal cloth or test screen to clean the wire most effectively. This is where the advantages of the dual filter pipeline are obvious, because while cleaning the first pipeline, the product flow will be redirected to the second pipeline. Use nylon or brass wire brush to clean the mesh horizontally. Generally, depending on the application, it is best to use the following methods to clean stainless steel wire mesh.

Soak briefly in mild detergent and warm water bath, and then rinse with water

Scrub gently with a soft nylon brush in the detergent bath to help remove more stubborn contaminants

According to the manufacturer’s instructions and safety data sheet, commercial cleaners containing phosphates, synthetic detergents and alkalis can be used on heavily contaminated screens

For deeper cleaning, citric acid, nitric acid and phosphoric acid can be used

After using all cleaning methods and chemicals, the metal cloth should be rinsed thoroughly with clean water, wiped, blotted or blown dry gently

Harm to the health of wires: items not suitable for use

Although cleaning the screen is essential to the health of the production system, it is also important not to damage the screen during the process. These are just some methods and materials that should not be used in the maintenance and maintenance of stainless steel wire mesh.

Hydrochloric acid or sulfuric acid-based cleaners and bleaches can cause staining and pitting

Hypochlorite bleach should be diluted and shorten the contact time, and then rinse thoroughly with water

Concentrated bleach should not be used on the surface of the touch screen

Avoid using carbon steel brushes or steel wool, these carbon brushes will leave particles that cause rust

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