Two leading cleaning experts for MRO, FinnSonic and Galvatek, combined their expertise to design a comprehensive new cleaning concept, CE4MRO. Through ingenious engineering and advanced automation, it stands to promote safety and cost effectiveness in aviation industry jet engine cleaning solutions.
Fast growing air traffic numbers put increasing pressure on the MRO operations for faster turn-around and better quality service without compromising the strict safety levels. As a result, aircraft engines have increasingly critical need for expert engine maintenance that is performed cost-effectively and with uncompromising safety; component handling processes that are better documented, better controlled, more reliable and energy efficient; and maintenance and overhaul operations that perform in a way that leave little or no room for human error.
New CE4MRO offers comprehensive operational solutions for cleaner engine components, faster cleaning processes and reduced failure rates. It is a design created by two global cleaning experts; Galvatek, the leading manufacturer of surface treatment systems and FinnSonic, the industrial cleaning solutions expert with the aim to provide customers in aviation MRO with a complete solution for their maintenance and service cleaning solutions.
The beauty of the CE4MRO is its fully automated and encapsulated cleaning lines which maximize energy efficiency and safety and minimize the use of space. This state-of-the-art engine cleaning shop layout includes the main chemical cleaning line, bearing cleaning line, FPI line, DI water and waste water treatment plant as well as blasting cabinets. Any single part can also be installed to fit the customer requirements.
Automated handling and crane systems make working easy and safe. Each tank is efficiently ventilated and covered for added safety and energy loss reduction. Advanced ventilation eliminates fumes and chemical spills are prevented through a range of safety and alarm features. The system measures and records changes in process conditions and any non-conformity in set values will raise an alarm. With automation follows cleaner, healthier working environment and better recyclability.
Impressively, CE4MRO is estimated to halve the labor costs, cut ventilation costs by up to 70 % and offer substantial savings in energy consumption. Most processes are based on environmentally friendly aqueous chemistry, where a combination of aqueous solutions and ultrasonic cleaning requires fewer chemicals than manual cleaning processes. State-of-the-art waste water treatment plant recycles incredible 90 % of the water back into the system.
Traceability, safety and cost effectiveness are undeniable benefits that speak volumes on behalf of fully automated engine cleaning shops that CE4MRO offers. It is a more safety oriented world of automation, process documentation and remote diagnostic.