Fiber Optic Cleaning Part 3: Finding the Right Solution

What good is a great approach without the right materials? Your precision cleaning method is only as reliable as the solution you choose, and the selection can vary widely. Read on to learn more and discover the best tools for your unique application.

Aqueous cleaners: Most effective as precision hydrocarbons, this type of solution does require an active drying phase.

99.9% IPA: Not generally recommended, IPA solutions quickly attract excess moisture and are not effective on a wide range of debris and contaminants.

Non-flammable solvents: Although these often provide safety and performance benefits, this type of solvent is usually costly, with limited performance.

AK‐225 based solvents: Although highly productive, AK-225 based solvents are currently undergoing phase‐out per international agreement due to environmental risks.

Once you’ve selected the proper solution, choosing the right application tool can be just as critical to the process. While cassette tools offer convenience, cleaning platforms provide a larger surface area for added flexibility. It may be difficult to remove debris with a probe or swab due to limited cleaning surface.

Whatever solution and application tool you choose, your selection should be based on performance rather than convenience. Look to All-Spec for a wide range of precision cleaning solutions, and discover lower prices – and better value – every day.

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, Cleaners and Aerosols, Industry News, IT News