Aviation & Auto

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Aviation & Auto

Aviation & Auto

Aviation & Auto

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Business need

Light aircraft like Cessna and Hawker Beechcraft have a specialised heat exchanger that periodically blocks up internally with carbonised oils and greases. and externally in the fine aluminium heat dissipating fins from airborne particulates. Aircraft are grounded if the heat exchange system is not passed as airworthy, potentially costing a few thousand pounds a day.

Our role

The cleaning of grease and particulate from hard to reach places is almost custom-made for ultrasonics, but there were 3 considerations with this job. Number 1 was that the fins were very easily damaged being made of thin aluminium and damage is irreversible. Number 2 was we can’t use the usual, heavy alkaline degreasing chemicals we would normally use since these react with aluminium. Number 3 was we had a rigorous cleaning standard from Honeywell, the heat exchanger’s manufacturer, to adhere to. We therefore opted for a slightly longer and more careful clean with an aluminium friendly solution containing water miscible, non-aromatic solvents. We monitored the progress throughout the process taking extra care when handling not cause any damage. Finally an extensive flush through to remove any remaining loose particulate, check flow rates through the internal pipework, and remove residual smells of the cleaning chemical as the unit heats up.On occasion we have also cleaned associated ducting, pipework, gauges and valves using the same basic process, and with the same successful outcome.

The outcome

The final results were impressive. A combination of ultrasonics, light water jetting, and flushing restored the heat exchanger to airworthiness within the 3 day period allocated for ground maintenance. Asides from the cost of a new heat exchanger, multiple thousands, the additional cost of waiting for a replacement were avoided. Whilst not a frequent customer it is telling that Sonic Solutions have been cleaning these heat exchangers for over 10 years through 3 reincarnations of the aircraft maintenance Company, with the same personnel returning to us each time ! We also learnt how best to handle heat exchangers with a similar configuration and over the last 10 years have repeated this process with the same successful outcome.

 

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    We approached Sonic Solutions after our parts manufacturers let us down and wasted precious time by supplying oily parts. Not only were they friendly, helpful and happy to rush our parts through - the quality was unbelievable! They arrived back at our factory just in time to not hold up production and we couldn't recommend them highly enough.

    Martin Frings

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    Our company AssetCool found the entire team at Sonic Solutions to be responsive and incredibly supportive of a new project. Their technical knowledge is superb, and they delivered exactly what they promised. We're very happy to recommend them to anyone with ultrasonic cleaning needs, and look forward to working with them again in the future.

    Tonia Parris

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    I reached out with a problem to various companies prior to talking with Sonic Solutions, most were unhelpful. These guys insisted on the first trial being for free! The job was excellent and the turn around time very impressive. We are now setting up a monthly cleaning regime with them. A joy to deal with.

    Andy Sim

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    Our Story

    Hi. I’m Andy, owner of Sonic Solutions for 14 years. Our aim is simple, to get your dirty parts clean, as efficiently and effectively as possible, so you can get on with your business.

    We provide a cleaning service, cleaning chemicals, and ultrasonic cleaning equipment, so whether you want to do the job in-house or just let someone else sort it out we can help.

    So if you require any cleaning of your equipment to help maintain your parts, increase production and reduce money loss, why not get in touch with our friendly and professional team.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    - Andy

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    Business need

    A large UK printing company coating auto fabrics were having a problem with the coating curing onto their chtome anilox roller and blocking the cells. It was proving impossible to clean by hand so they were having to throw their 2 metre chrome rollers at a rate of 2 per month. The cost was becoming prohibitive but the tough coating was unable to be removed by any of their existing suppliers so they were seeking an alternative to both reduce replacement costs and production downtime.

    Our role

    We offered to do some free trials for the printing company. We have anilox rollers in house and have done hundreds of trials with inks, dyes and coatings over the years so we’ve developed an extensive catalogue of what does and doesn’t work. After receiving a sample of the coating that they use we set up our test roller and applied the coating. On this occasion we were unable to remove it with any of our normal range of cleaning solutions, but noticed a combination of 2 chemicals did have some success. Working with our chemists, we developed a new mix of these solutions, which we then successfully trialled on an “uncleanable” roller from the customer.

    The outcome

    Once a successful cleaning process has been developed it is then a matter of economics and process requirements whether it is better to subcontract the cleaning or for the customer to acquire the equipment and chemical together with the know-how and do it themselves. Due to how frequently the chrome rollers needed cleaning they opted for their own tank and the cleaning chemical we had developed, together with a commissioning at which we trained them in the cleaning process. Since our partnership began, they have never had to replace a roller due to that coating not being able to be removed saving them over £4000 per month and preventing lengthy downtime as rollers are recoated. As a recurring theme of using what we learn in new areas, we have since used and recommended the new cleaning chemical to other customers with similar issues.

     

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      We approached Sonic Solutions after our parts manufacturers let us down and wasted precious time by supplying oily parts. Not only were they friendly, helpful and happy to rush our parts through - the quality was unbelievable! They arrived back at our factory just in time to not hold up production and we couldn't recommend them highly enough.

      Martin Frings

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      Our company AssetCool found the entire team at Sonic Solutions to be responsive and incredibly supportive of a new project. Their technical knowledge is superb, and they delivered exactly what they promised. We're very happy to recommend them to anyone with ultrasonic cleaning needs, and look forward to working with them again in the future.

      Tonia Parris

      google-review

      I reached out with a problem to various companies prior to talking with Sonic Solutions, most were unhelpful. These guys insisted on the first trial being for free! The job was excellent and the turn around time very impressive. We are now setting up a monthly cleaning regime with them. A joy to deal with.

      Andy Sim

      The 2021 Ultimate Guide to Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaning

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      The 2021 Guide to Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaning

      Our Story

      Hi. I’m Andy, owner of Sonic Solutions for 14 years. Our aim is simple, to get your dirty parts clean, as efficiently and effectively as possible, so you can get on with your business.

      We provide a cleaning service, cleaning chemicals, and ultrasonic cleaning equipment, so whether you want to do the job in-house or just let someone else sort it out we can help.

      So if you require any cleaning of your equipment to help maintain your parts, increase production and reduce money loss, why not get in touch with our friendly and professional team.

      We look forward to hearing from you.

      - Andy

      Precision Engineering / Oil & Gas

      Precision Engineering / Oil & Gas

      Precision Engineering / Oil & Gas

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      Business need

      A leading Scottish oilfield technology company make electrical sensors for the artificial lift systems sector of the oil industry. These sensors are housed in metal casings and subjected to extreme heat and pressures so any particulate or hydrocarbon contamination remaining on the metalwork from its manufacture would be potentially disastrous for the functioning of the electrical boards and circuits. The cost of testing failures was running at unacceptably high levels when they contacted us for a solution. The alternative of in-house cleaning to an acceptable standard had been found to disrupt the production schedule, unpopular with the workforce and not very effective.

      Our role

      They approached us to clean the cutting oils and swarf from the highly specialised precision engineered parts to a high cleanliness specification. The also required us to package the cleaned parts to prevent contamination during transport and storage, so the parts were ready to go straight into assembly when needed. After the initial successful trials they now ship thousands of these parts to us requiring large scale cleaning without sacrificing the standard of cleanliness. Rigorous systems, processes and training of personnel has ensured we have fully supported our customer as they have dramatically expanded their operations over the last 2 years.

      The outcome

      The feedback we got from our customer was fantastic. All parts have reached the required levels of cleanliness to the point that the company now use our process as a benchmark for determining the level of cleanliness needed for other parts they manufacture going into similar harsh environments. Costs of testing failures are now minimal, saving tens of thousands of pounds, and improving delivery reliability to customers. Our relationship with this Company continues to thrive as we work with them to support their ambitious growth and development going forward.

       

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        We approached Sonic Solutions after our parts manufacturers let us down and wasted precious time by supplying oily parts. Not only were they friendly, helpful and happy to rush our parts through - the quality was unbelievable! They arrived back at our factory just in time to not hold up production and we couldn't recommend them highly enough.

        Martin Frings

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        Our company AssetCool found the entire team at Sonic Solutions to be responsive and incredibly supportive of a new project. Their technical knowledge is superb, and they delivered exactly what they promised. We're very happy to recommend them to anyone with ultrasonic cleaning needs, and look forward to working with them again in the future.

        Tonia Parris

        google-review

        I reached out with a problem to various companies prior to talking with Sonic Solutions, most were unhelpful. These guys insisted on the first trial being for free! The job was excellent and the turn around time very impressive. We are now setting up a monthly cleaning regime with them. A joy to deal with.

        Andy Sim

        The 2021 Ultimate Guide to Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaning

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        The 2021 Guide to Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaning

        Our Story

        Hi. I’m Andy, owner of Sonic Solutions for 14 years. Our aim is simple, to get your dirty parts clean, as efficiently and effectively as possible, so you can get on with your business.

        We provide a cleaning service, cleaning chemicals, and ultrasonic cleaning equipment, so whether you want to do the job in-house or just let someone else sort it out we can help.

        So if you require any cleaning of your equipment to help maintain your parts, increase production and reduce money loss, why not get in touch with our friendly and professional team.

        We look forward to hearing from you.

        - Andy

        Rail

        Rail

        Rail

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        Business need

        One of the UKs leading Rail operators had an issue regarding the large electronic cables, power sockets and internet lines that run between the train carriages. The parts need maintenance to continue functioning safely and efficiently but are so incredibly covered in contaminants of all sorts that the engineers couldn’t work on them.

        Our role

        This type of job, where the parts have layered soiling on a variety of materials often requires a variety of treatments, involving soaking and jet washing as well as ultrasonics to remove the dirt trapped in the grooves and small apertures. Also with electrical use complete drying inside and out is essential, requiring a prolonged and multi stage drying process involving compressed air and drying cabinets.

        The outcome

        One of our favourite before and after picture jobs as the results are so incredible. It is quite a shock to see how well they do come out and something we are very proud of here at Sonic Solutions. We now receive weekly shipments of the parts and the rail company is one of our best customers. The engineer’s feedback was incredible, they can now work on and maintain the electronic parts restoring highly complex and expensive parts to full working order, saving over a hundred thousand pounds a year.

         

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        What Our Customers Say About us

        google-review

        We approached Sonic Solutions after our parts manufacturers let us down and wasted precious time by supplying oily parts. Not only were they friendly, helpful and happy to rush our parts through - the quality was unbelievable! They arrived back at our factory just in time to not hold up production and we couldn't recommend them highly enough.

        Martin Frings

        google-review

        Our company AssetCool found the entire team at Sonic Solutions to be responsive and incredibly supportive of a new project. Their technical knowledge is superb, and they delivered exactly what they promised. We're very happy to recommend them to anyone with ultrasonic cleaning needs, and look forward to working with them again in the future.

        Tonia Parris

        google-review

        I reached out with a problem to various companies prior to talking with Sonic Solutions, most were unhelpful. These guys insisted on the first trial being for free! The job was excellent and the turn around time very impressive. We are now setting up a monthly cleaning regime with them. A joy to deal with.

        Andy Sim

        Contact us

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          Oil & Gas

          Oil & Gas

          Oil & Gas

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          Business need

          One of the largest oil companies had a problem with one of their oil wells. This oil well had a very high sulphur content which made the separation of oil from sea water using hydrocyclones very difficult. The solution created a thick sludge inside the hydrocyclones that built up over time to such an extent that they could not perform the job at all, requiring an expensive replacement of the hydrocyclones to avoid bringing the entire multi-million dollar operation to a standstill.

          Our role

          At the time the oil company called Sonic Solutions, we hadn’t heard of a Hydrocyclone before, but after explaining the problem, material type and the contaminant we had a good idea of how we could help. They sent around 50 Hydrocyclones, all heavily contaminated and the problem was clear. We hadn’t quite expected just how difficult this greasy sludge was going to be to remove, but after a little trial and improvement we got the chemistry and cleaning process perfected, and managed to free up the parts from all the sulphur ridden oily contaminant.

          The outcome

          The highly expensive and niche parts no longer needed replacement when soiled, saving valuable time and money, estimated in the tens of thousands of pounds. The oil company now has a way of dealing with this issue and can rely on Sonic Solutions for anything else they should encounter down the line. As always from new situations we have also gained new knowledge and techniques for future work.

           

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          What Our Customers Say About us

          google-review

          We approached Sonic Solutions after our parts manufacturers let us down and wasted precious time by supplying oily parts. Not only were they friendly, helpful and happy to rush our parts through - the quality was unbelievable! They arrived back at our factory just in time to not hold up production and we couldn't recommend them highly enough.

          Martin Frings

          google-review

          Our company AssetCool found the entire team at Sonic Solutions to be responsive and incredibly supportive of a new project. Their technical knowledge is superb, and they delivered exactly what they promised. We're very happy to recommend them to anyone with ultrasonic cleaning needs, and look forward to working with them again in the future.

          Tonia Parris

          google-review

          I reached out with a problem to various companies prior to talking with Sonic Solutions, most were unhelpful. These guys insisted on the first trial being for free! The job was excellent and the turn around time very impressive. We are now setting up a monthly cleaning regime with them. A joy to deal with.

          Andy Sim

          Contact us

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            Our Clients

            What Our Customers Say About us

            google-review

            We approached Sonic Solutions after our parts manufacturers let us down and wasted precious time by supplying oily parts. Not only were they friendly, helpful and happy to rush our parts through - the quality was unbelievable! They arrived back at our factory just in time to not hold up production and we couldn't recommend them highly enough.

            Martin Frings

            google-review

            Our company AssetCool found the entire team at Sonic Solutions to be responsive and incredibly supportive of a new project. Their technical knowledge is superb, and they delivered exactly what they promised. We're very happy to recommend them to anyone with ultrasonic cleaning needs, and look forward to working with them again in the future.

            Tonia Parris

            google-review

            I reached out with a problem to various companies prior to talking with Sonic Solutions, most were unhelpful. These guys insisted on the first trial being for free! The job was excellent and the turn around time very impressive. We are now setting up a monthly cleaning regime with them. A joy to deal with.

            Andy Sim

            The 2021 Ultimate Guide to Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaning

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            The 2021 Guide to Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaning