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Cleaning OA solder core residues with alcohol

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Cleaning OA solder core residues with alcohol | 1 August, 2006

Does anybody knows if there is any reaction if I clean OA solder/flux residues using Isopropilic Alcohol? Is there any chemical recomended to clean residues manually instead of using a washing machine.

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Cleaning OA solder core residues with alcohol | 1 August, 2006

Problems with IPA are: * IPA / material being 'cleaned' combination still needs to be removed from the board. * IPA and empty containers are a hazardous material by RCRA criteria (40CFR 261) * Flash point (~12*C TCC) of IPA is low enough that all electrical equipment within a couple yards of the bath must be flameproofed or intrinsically safe to prevent a fire. * IPA is harmful to people, requiring personal protective equipment including: skin protection [chemical resistant glove, not some pourous butt examination gloves], eye & face protection, and respiratory protection. * IPA is a volatile organic compound (VOC) that forms ozone when mixed with Nox, primarily from automobile exhaust, on warm, sunny days.

Look here: http://www.tsi.com/documents/1080546d.pdf

Consider cleaning according to your supplier recommendations.

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