Car Wash Chemistry
Titration Testing: Blendco Proclean HA & SuperSat
When washing cars with a touchless automatic car wash, testing the strength & concentration of your chemicals is critical for ensuring a consistent, quality clean. Touch free automatic car washes don’t utilise the added friction from brushes to remove contaminants, so your soaps must be performing at optimal levels for a clean & shiny finish. The other consideration is that you don’t want to be using too much chemical which is both un-economical to your business & can potentially cause damage to vehicles.
How often should you titrate?
Optimally, we say weekly. Do you want to risk 3 weeks out of every month running at the wrong levels & upset customers?
Titration test kits can be purchased from Prowash here.
ProClean HA & SuperSat Titration Test Procedure
(First presoak pass)
Collect soap sample from auto wash and leave for 10mins for foam to settle.
Pour sample into glass test tube until completely full. (Liquid only no foam)
Pour glass test tube into plastic test bottle.
Add 4 drops of blue indicator to the test bottle. (Sample will turn blue)
Fill the orange marked dropper to the top line with 1X Titration Acid (orange label)
Slowly add the titration acid from the dropper to the test bottle, (swirl bottle to mix)
STOP adding when colour changes from blue to yellow
Count down from the top line starting at 0 to the new liquid level in the dropper.
Each mark is 10 drops, you can estimate drops if in between marks.
Target titration for ProClean plus is between 30-40 drops.
Target titration for SuperSat is between 45-60 drops