An aluminum and copper cable factory located in Quebec was using a new cooling agent. In the emulsion circuit, this additive was generating a gel that was clogging the process and limiting the filtration.
The need was to validate the nature of the substances that were producing the gel. Also, why the gel was forming in the emulsion circuit remained unknown. An extended analytical assessment was required to determine its origin.
STS Canada performed the analysis of the gel, along with other additives and biocides used in the emulsion circuit. Afterwards, the team interpreted the results to identify the composition of the gel and its formation.
Emulsion systems for metal machining
Aluminum cable rolling mill
Analytical assessment, interpretation of results and recommendations