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Publication Date: 02/1991
Pages: 6
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Pretreatment system maintenance

Trends in finishing are placing ever increasing demands on pretreatment systems to deliver consistent cleaning and quality phosphatizing. In some cases, the demand is such that spray washes operate 16 hours a day, 6 days a week, 52 weeks a year. This equates to almost 5,000 hours a year.

In comparison, the typical automobile operates about 270 hours a year, based on an average mileage of 15,000 miles per year and a given speed of 55 mph. What kind of and how much maintenance do you provide your automobile? Contrast that with the maintenance given a pretreatment system that operates 10 to 20 times more hours

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