Hubbard-Hall continues to expand the chemical management and distribution services for semiconductor customers by supplying high purity commodity chemistries and representing strategic suppliers with specialty technologies and products. Particularly over the last couple of years, managing the distribution, warehousing of these materials to ensure that no one is shutting down their lines. Fabricating is extremely… Read more »
Author: Megan Lynn
There are so many phosphates to pick in metal finishing. Why iron phosphate?
Our Application Specialist, Connor Callais breaks it down for you. Look at what our Application Specialist, Connor Callais had to say recently showcased in the Hubbard-Hall Seen & Solved podcast. Connor Callais: Application Specialist Hubbard-Hall Tim Pennington: Why would someone choose to use iron phosphates? What are some of the advantages for their process? Connor… Read more »
Using Too Much TCE?, It’s Probably Your Degreaser
‘I have used TCE for years. Never had a problem. Now it’s a problem!’ Let’s face it, you are in the business of producing metal parts, not dealing with chemistry. If the solvent isn’t cleaning effectively, you simply add more. You probably test for acid acceptance, but not frequently. So why isn’t that enough now?… Read more »
Which is Better, Solvent or Aqueous Cleaning?
Which is Better, Solvent or Aqueous Cleaning? The answer? It depends! Surface cleaning of metal components is dependent on numerous factors. The type and composition of the contaminant The complexity of the part to be cleaned The type of metal How clean is clean? Available footprint within the shop operation Parts throughput Energy costs Waste… Read more »
TCE going acid. What That Means and How to Prevent It.
How does TCE go acid? Some common conditions that can cause the TCE to go acid are; Excess water from condensation Wet parts Damaged cooling coils Chlorinated oils Water-based cutting fluids Always check with the manufacturer of the vapor degreasing equipment or the supplier of the solvent for guidance. How do I know if my… Read more »
Bob’s Brain: Future-proofing your wastewater system.
So when we look at manufacturing industries across the board, a lot of people plan for expansion and production, such as adding new lines increasing production hours, and that puts an extra strain on their wastewater systems. We want to future-proof our wastewater systems so that when we do those manufacturing increases, we don’t have… Read more »
Bob’s Brain: Metal finishing and what you need to know about rust prevention.
The most common type of corrosion – called atmospheric corrosion – occurs when a metal surface is exposed to oxygen and moisture which then causes a chemical reaction producing iron oxide or rust. For a metal finisher rust is a problem with real consequences. Here we are talking to Larry Ensley, Director of Technical Applications… Read more »
How to Improve Run Times in Your Plating Membrane System
A question from a customer: We are a zinc-chloride plater and flow 15,000 gallons per day through a membrane system. We struggle with keeping the membranes running properly. We average between 36 and 48 hours of run time before we must stop and clean the membranes. What can we do to improve the run time?… Read more »
Removing Metals from Wastewater
A conversation with Hubbard-Hall’s Robin Deal Robin is a Field Service Engineer specializing in industrial wastewater treatment for 7 years. She spends much of her time in the field educating customers while helping them meet their wastewater permit requirements. When in the lab Robin is working toward finding efficient ways for customers to transform their… Read more »