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Now the sunset date has passed – what is the process of converting from nPB?

As of 4 July 2020, the use of nPB has been prohibited. While those using it now are in breach of the new regulations, many businesses may not have been in a position to convert in time due to delays resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

For those organisations considering whether it’s possible to convert from nPB now, while distancing guidance and additional safety measures are in place, we’ve broken down the first steps in the process to demonstrate how it can be done safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively…

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nPB Replacement: Common Misconceptions

The sunset date for the use of nPB (also known as n-propyl bromide or 1-bromopropane) has now passed. There remains some confusion around using nPB, and now as companies have to switch to a suitable replacement, here are some common misconceptions and the facts…

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Why do I need to stop using nPB and how do I replace it?

From 4 July 2020, the use of nPB (also known as n-propyl bromide or 1-bromopropane) is prohibited.

The substance has been banned under REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) regulations, so any business still using it in cleaning and degreasing processes must find a replacement as soon as possible, unless specific authorisation to keep using it has been granted…

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Got questions about nPB sunset date? Do not worry we are here to help!

Due to legislation around the safe use of nPB, (a common substance use for the cleaning and degreasing of components) this substance will be banned from 4 July 2020. Any business still using this solvent in its cleaning and degreasing process must find a replacement as soon as possible…

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We help BAE Systems switch from nPB!

Making a simple switch to safer practices

Large aerospace manufacturer BAE Systems approached us to assess its existing process to see how to use a safer alternative to nPB, at which point we also discussed additional benefits including efficiency and cost savings. Fraser Technologies assessed their existing cleaning processes, we arranged a site visit to inspect the Solvac vapour degreasing systems at two of their facilities…
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nPB sunset date – 4th July 2020 – 5 simple steps to find a replacement!

There is now just one month to go until n-propyl bromide (a.k.a. ‘nPB’ or ‘1-bromopropane’) will be banned under REACH regulations from use as a component cleaning agent, except where authorisation to keep using it is granted.

If you’re still using nPB, there’s no need to panic just yet. There’s still time to find an alternative and there is a range of new generation solvents which are much safer, and also more environmentally friendly. However, you should take action immediately to ensure that your cleaning processes are compliant… Continue Reading

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Fraser Technologies Supporting New Oxygen Cleaning Applications in Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic!

As a specialist supplier into component cleaning markets Fraser Technologies are delighted to be supporting the amazing efforts the UK manufacturing sector is making in redeploying existing production capabilities to manufacture Respirators and the completely new redesigned CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) units developed in the UK. With equipment already in the field it is great to think we are doing a small part to help…
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COVID-19 Top Tips: Cleaning equipment breakdown…we are here to help!

In these unusual and challenging times, we wanted to let our customers know we are still here to support you… Continue Reading

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COVID-19 Top Tips: Common vapour degreasing alarms, what do they mean?

We are often contacted by customers with equipment alarm queries and requesting service engineers. This isn’t always necessary and often only require some simple in-house maintenance to resolve… Continue Reading

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COVID-19 Top Tips: The importance of your water separator in vapour degreasing equipment

Water separators, as fitted to vapour degreasing equipment serve an important role. As the name suggests, they remove vital excess water from the cleaning process…
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