MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
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METALS THAT PRODUCE EXCELLENT RESULTS:
Aluminum 3003; 5457; 5557; 6061; 6463; 7000 series (Wrought Aluminum Alloys; No
Die Cast Alloys)
Copper, Brass, Monel & Bronze
200 & 300 Series Stainless Steel
GENERAL OPERATING CONDITIONS:
Temperature 140-170 deg. F.
Preferred Temperature 170 F (after enough Aluminum is dissolved)
Anode CD 10-20 amps/sq.ft. GOAD COMPANY
Preferred 15 amps/sq.ft 144 Kentucky Avenue
Independence , MO 64053
Tank Current 3 amps/gallon 800-729-4623
Tank Voltage 18-40 volts (FAX 816-836-2113)
Cathode CD 10-50 amps/sq.ft.
Preferred 15 amps/sq.ft.
Specific Gravity @ 70 deg F 1.483 (New Solution) +/- 0.005
Metal Removal Rate 0.001 inches/1500 amp-minutes/sq.ft
Maximum Dissolved Metal
For Good Polishing 2.5% by weight
Sludging Low Sludging if Stainless Steel Tank
& Cathodes are used.
Cleaning Tank (ALK.) or Degreaser Drag-out Tank (Acid_
Mild Steel Tank, heated or Polypropylene 316 Stainless Steel or Polypropylene
CF Rinse Tank (ALK.) Mild Steel or CF Rinse Tank ( Acid)
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CF Rinse Tank (Acid) Polypropylene Dilute Nitric Acid Tank
316 SS or Polypropylene
Electropolishing Tank (Acid) CF Rinse Tank (Acid)
316L Stainless Steel or _” or Polypropylene
1” PVDF (optional PVC liner)
Hot Water Rinse Tank (Acid)
316L Stainless Steel
The EPS TOTAL SYSTEM ELECTROPOLISHING LINE includes lab models,
manual lines, totally automated lines, including carousels and bulk processing equipment.
EPS SYSTEMS are modular in design so they can be adapted to your growing needs.
RACKS FOR PARTS
Racking is the most important consideration for excellent electropolishing results. Racks
that are used for EPS # 1375 should be copper with titanium clips. Racks should
preferably be coated with a thin layer of titanium, but PVC is preferred because it does
not rob any current from the work load.
The solution is ready to use out of the drum with the exception that 11 grams of
aluminum be dissolved in virgin E.P. bath before using. It should be pumped into the
tank, heated to the specific temperature and mixed thoroughly while dissolving the
aluminum. Take specific gravity at recommended temperature. Racks of work should be
cleaned and rinsed before being placed in the tank. Activate rectifier and adjust current
density for particular metal or alloy. Parts should sit in tank for 20-30 seconds before
rectifier is turned on to achieve a uniform oxide layer on the work. Run sample parts to
determine polishing time (usually 1-10 minutes). Rinse parts in drag-out tank after
polishing. From this tank are further rinsed and dried. If aluminum is to be
electropolished, voltage should be set between 18-40 volts. Altering the cathodic square
footage can control current density. To avoid etching or pitting, agitation should be set at
2-3 inch stroke of about 20 cycles per minute. Air agitation should also be used for a
brighter finish. As the bath is used and acquires dissolved aluminum, water may be
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The bath is easily controlled by specific gravity and metal content.
Specific Gravity VS. Percent of metal at 700 Deg F
0% Metal 1.483
METAL CONTENT OF THE BATH
For best results, metal content of the bath should not exceed 2.8 percent by weight. Since
metal content, drag-in, drag-out, electrolysis and hydroscopic nature of the bath all effect
specific gravity; gravity should be tested regularly (once or twice daily). The metal
content does not generally change rapidly, and an analysis can be obtained for the EPS
lab or done in-house once per week.
PRODUCT SAFETY INFORMATION
Normal precautions must be taken. Goggles, glasses or face shield should be worn when
working near the tank. Protective acid-resistant clothing should be worn, including rubber
gloves and rubber boots. Shower and eyewash must be located near the tank. Safety Data
Sheets describing accident treatment procedures should be posted in the proper work
With EPS # 1375, the flowing rinse water should be treated by hydroxide precipitation,
ion exchange or other available technology.
ELECTRO POLISH SYSTEMS INC.
TOTAL SYSTEMS APPROACH
5678 W. Brown Deer Road
Milwaukee, WI 53223
Office (414) 357-8445 Fax (414) 357-8425