SAFE CARE® cleaning products, specifically SC-1000 which is listed with the USEPA National Oil & Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), cleans by reducing the surface tension of the oil at the substrate surface, weakening the polar attraction of oil to the surface which then allows it to be rinsed from the surface and captured. Major Oil & Gas service companies are drawn to the benefits of using non-toxic, non-hazardous cleaners and solvents for a variety of applications including tank cleaning, degassing, equipment maintenance, oil herding, oil/water separation and Rig maintenance. Our high-performance non-ionic surfactant, SC-1000 and our non-evaporative, water soluble solvent, SC-SuperSolv, have shown tremendous promise as a direct replacement or as an additive for the following functions:
- Enhanced Oil Recovery / Improved Yields
- Oil Spill Recovery /Soil Remediation
- Cooling Pond Clarification / Oil Water Separation
- Down-hole Drilling Muds / Wellbore Productivity
Bench testing was conducted with contaminated "mud" samples to demonstrate release. We used our non-evaporative solvent called SC-EZ-Solv to soften the tar-like petroleum in the soil. Then, we introduced our nonionic surfactant called SC-1000 Aqueous Cleaner at a 5% solution which caused the petroleum and solvent to immediately release and separate from the soil so that it could be captured at the top of the water column.
Petroleum Industry: Oil__Gas_Industry_Brochure.pdf
The manufacturing sector offers a vast array of applications that can be addressed by GEMTEK® products. Without sacrificing performance, SAFE CARE® industrial cleaners and solvents replace traditional products that create greater liabilities due to their negative effects on waste discharge. Old-school, traditional chemistries resulting in costly clean-up measures and penalties; additional liability results from human and environmental impact from toxic and caustic chemistries. Major challenges in the industrial sector include precision cleaning of high quality mil specs; surface maintenance of metal processing and the machining of metals, plastics, coatings and other synthetic materials; the maintenance of dies, presses, cutting, bending and forming tools, casting molds, lathes, polishing equipment and their cooling and heat exchanger systems, exhaust waste treatment and spill recovery systems; filtration and re-circulating systems and other CIP maintenance activities. SAFE LUBE industrial lubricants and metalworking fluids can replace petroleum and synthetic products, which significantly reduce environmental hazards presented by routine use and spills.
- Parts Washing
- Processing Cleaning
- Facilities Maintenance
- Power Transfer Systems
SAFE CARE® and SAFE LUBE products are used very successfully in all areas of the transportation industry. SAFE CARE® products may be used for drive-thru wash racks for buses, trucks, rail cars, and automobiles and interior maintenance for hard surfaces and textiles. Whether its commercial or military vessels, SAFE CARE® products may be used for cleaning fuel tanks, bilges, refrigerator containers, cargo holds, galleys and passenger compartments. SAFE CARE® products effectively degrease carbon soot from fuel exhaust areas to engine blocks; from runway / concrete cleaning to heavy-duty equipment maintenance. Unlike most caustic cleaners, SAFE CARE® products do not contain reagents that oxidize finishes, causing rust and degrading elastic materials such as rubber or vinyl, but actually improves the life of hoses, seals, gaskets, paint finishes and other hard surfaces. SAFE LUBE products are available for all types of hydraulic systems, as well as gear lubricants and wire rope lubricants that are safe to use around shipping ports, commercial marinas, and depots.
Government facilities and installations use vast amounts of traditional chemistries that do not comply with Executive Order 13101 and 13134, which mandate the use of biobased products. The recent USDA Farm Bill Section 9002 legislation, OSHA and the DOE are all moving quickly to implement strict use of renewable resource, plant-based, non-toxic and readily biodegradable products. Applications that may be addressed are similar to those outlined in the industrial, transportation and petroleum sectors. SAFE CARE® products work extremely well in janitorial application and do not present a threat to users or the environment and enhance the lifecycle of the surfaces they clean. Applications range from aircraft cleaning to onboard ship maintenance as well as government building maintenance to forestry and national park maintenance.
- Military: Air Force, Navy & Army
- Department of Defense
- Department of the Interior
- Department of Energy
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Food Process & Agricultural:
Commercially grown fruits and vegetables generally contain harmful residues of pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers, food waxes and other organic soils. Many of the contaminant soils found on fruits and vegetables contain petroleum distillates such as paraffin or mineral oil. Other toxic chemicals include terpenes, glycol ethers and reagents such as sodium hydroxide or ammonia compounds. These contaminants are often derived from pest control and residual products from operating and/or cleaning agricultural equipment. SAFE CARE® cleaning products and SAFE LUBE industrial lubricants may improve or eliminate soil contamination, therefore improving the overall safety and quality of the agricultural product. SAFE CARE® cleaning products are USDA compliant and may be used in the process waters of post harvest, fresh cut and processed fruits and vegetables. SAFE CARE® products may be used in all major processing steps including multi-stage flumes, chill tanks, coolers, washing equipment and food processing systems. SAFE LUBE products may be used with agricultural equipment where hydraulics are used, gear oil for conveyor belts, and general purpose lubricants for food processors. Recent testing has proven that when orchard fruit such as apples or citrus are cleaned with SC-1000 Aqueous Cleaner that the shelf-line is actually extended with less fruit loss to rot.
- Food Process Cleaning
- Meat, Poultry and Fish Processing
- Dairy Product Processing
- Beverage Production
- Irrigation Cleaner
- Root Stimulator
- Soil Remediation
- Equipment Cleaning