<u>Next Generation</u> Coolant for Glass Fabrication

Conserve Cerium Oxide

Old-style lubricant coolants can defeat the very special abrasive qualities of cerium oxide used in polishing. In systems where both grinding and polishing occur in-line at the same work station, lubricant coolants can contribute to costly waste of rare earth cerium oxide. Swarf Buster coolant IS NOT A LUBRICANT, so it supports the very special polishing abrasive qualities found in cerium oxide and cerium oxide impregnated wheels to promote efficiency, quality and save cost.

Lubricant + Cerium..? !

Cerium Oxide Wheel

Reduce Quality Rejects from Water Spot Etching

Glass swarf particles bond to the finished work-piece surface causing etched water spots that are so difficult to remove that it is a common cause for quality rejection. A corrosive agent, deionized water, is often used to strip particles away to help prevent etching. Swarf Buster attacks the problem at its root-cause by helping to weaken particle bonds to reduce their propensity to stick and etch the finished work product. Boost quality with Swarf Buster. See FAQ's for more information.

Water Spot Etching

Improve Quality

Swarf Buster vs Old Lubricant Technology

THE EVOLUTION: at first, just straight water was used in fabrication, then lubricant was used for years (with limited effectiveness), and now we have Swarf Buster NEXT GENERATION coolant. Magnified, old water soluble lubricant often looks like beach balls attempting to keep swarf particles apart in an effort to avoid bonding. Remarkably so, Swarf Buster is very soluble; it can surround nearly EVERY particle to effectively weaken particle bonds. This is the Swarf Buster "silver bullet", the key to optimal particle removal rates that protect tooling and keep your system running reliably.

Old Style Lubricant

Surrounds Particles

Swarf Clogs Damage Glass Fabrication Systems and Slow Production

Swarf clogs damage glass fabrication systems. Reduced water flow rates reduce tool life, cause quality problems, and slow production. Pipes choked from buildup stress water pumps and solids removal systems, and waste energy. Swarf Buster weakens swarf particle bonds to make them less sticky so they can be more easily transported to your solids removal system.

Before Swarf Buster

After Swarf Buster

Consistent Water Flow Rate - A Key Production Calibration Variable

As water lines become choked off by swarf, the fabrication system goes out of calibration. Production throughput must be slowed, maintenance on tools and equipment increases, and energy is wasted. Swarf Buster helps keep your water lines and ports flowing consistently clean so that your system can run smoothly.

Bad Flow Rate

Good Flow Rate

Equipment Compatibility

Swarf Buster works well with most any glass fabrication equipment: decanter systems, centrifuges, filter presses, bag filtration, henry separators, etc.

Filter Press

Centrifuge

Support Your Particle Removal System

Swarf particles bond together and to equipment, and often requires a jackhammer for removal. Swarf Buster helps to weaken particle bonds to make them less sticky, which allows particles to be more easily transported to your solids removal system as intended. Swarf Buster, of course, dewaters well.

Removal by System

Jackhammered

Glass Swarf Particles Reduce Equipment Life

Glass swarf particles have a propensity to cohesively and adhesively stick and harden in equipment, creating stress and wear. This centrifuge gear shredded under the torque on plow blades caused by hardened swarf. Pump motors are stressed from swarf buildup in impellers and pipes. Swarf Buster helps preserve equipment by weakening particle bonds, making them less sticky, and with a lower propensity to solidify and damage equipment.

Centrifuge gear shred

Pump wear

Restorative Power of Swarf Buster

Swarf Buster can slowly loosen accumulated swarf particles, allowing swarf to slough off (see photos to the right) and make its way to the particle removal system. If your system is choked by swarf particles, a thorough system cleaning prior to implementing Swarf Buster is recommended.

Restoration Power

Restoration Power

Help Reduce Smelly Bacteria in Production Water

Swarf Buster helps keep aerobic bacteria growth and odor at at bay. Anaerobic bacteria commonly entombed under layers of swarf obviously doesn't receive the benefit of exposure to treatment, but production water to which workers are exposed is treated. Say goodbye to the sewer smell on hot work days - use Swarf Buster.

Bacteria Growth

Bacteria Growth

Swarf Buster Water Treatment Calculator

Estimated cubic yards of swarf produced per week
Estimated % of replacement water per week
 
Treating 5 days/week: number of 12# bags per day
Treating 7 days/week: number of 12# bags per day
Charge-up: initial and after clean-outs 2 x daily use

Information

*Treatment Calculator offers a general estimate; actual treament amount may differ depending on many variables.
Speak with a Swarf Buster specialist prior to making any changes to your system.
For maximum solubility and disbursement, add Swarf Buster to a highly turbulent area in your water recycling system, typically near the clean production water return. Make small adjustments as needed. Calculator not valid for systems less than 700 gallons.
Visit our "FAQ" to learn more about how to effectively treat your system with Swarf Buster.
We invite you to "Contact Us" to request a treatment plan for you specific facility.
Managing Swarf Buster is simple - it doesn’t possess the same over-treatment risks inherent with floculant and lubricant liquid coolants. Treatment is very easy - simply spot the standard telltales that indicate whether to increase or decrease Swarf Buster, and make adjustments accordingly.
Increase slightly above treatment baseline if...
- lines and manifolds clog
*glass swarf binds and hardens
- the amount of glass swarf disposed increases substantially in volume (usually from increased production).
Decrease slightly below treatment baseline if...
- there are signs of over-saturation (ie, a high accumulation of SB): white haze on tooling etc. (no harm - rinses off easily, and can be relieved by diluting water, then decreasing amount of SB used for treatment).
- the amount of glass swarf disposed decreases substantially in volume.
For the sake of cost savings to you, the goal is to treat with the minimum amount of Swarf Buster needed to be effective.
Always feel free to contact us for support via “Contact Us” at www.SwarfBuster.com or support@SwarfBuster.com

*Treatment Calculator offers a general estimate; actual treament amount may differ depending on many variables.
Speak with a Swarf Buster specialist prior to making any changes to your system.
For maximum solubility and disbursement, add Swarf Buster to a highly turbulent area in your water recycling system, typically near the clean production water return. Make small adjustments as needed. Calculator not valid for systems less than 700 gallons.
Visit our "FAQ" to learn more about how to effectively treat your system with Swarf Buster.
We invite you to "Contact Us" to request a treatment plan for you specific facility.
Managing Swarf Buster is simple - it doesn’t possess the same over-treatment risks inherent with floculant and lubricant liquid coolants. Treatment is very easy - simply spot the standard telltales that indicate whether to increase or decrease Swarf Buster, and make adjustments accordingly.
Increase slightly above treatment baseline if...
- lines and manifolds clog
*glass swarf binds and hardens
- the amount of glass swarf disposed increases substantially in volume (usually from increased production).
Decrease slightly below treatment baseline if...
- there are signs of over-saturation (ie, a high accumulation of SB): white haze on tooling etc. (no harm - rinses off easily, and can be relieved by diluting water, then decreasing amount of SB used for treatment).
- the amount of glass swarf disposed decreases substantially in volume.
For the sake of cost savings to you, the goal is to treat with the minimum amount of Swarf Buster needed to be effective.
Always feel free to contact us for support via “Contact Us” at www.SwarfBuster.com or support@SwarfBuster.com