In the aerospace and aviation industries, the cleanliness of a critical component can significantly affect its performance.

The introduction of dirt, grime, residue, or other particles can cause premature component wear or failure and decrease the overall efficiency of the aircraft system. With these considerations in mind, the industry enforces a high standard for cleaning operations as part of quality control to ensure cleanliness.

Precision Cleaning Capabilities for Aerospace Industries

U.S. Clean Lab prides themselves on the quality and precision of their work. Their facility features ISO 14644-1 certified class 5 and class 7 cleanrooms. For any project they undertake, expert staff design a custom cleaning plan to meet your specific requirements. To ensure U.S. Clean Lab’s cleaning operations meet or exceed the cleanliness standard set forth in the contract, expert technicians employ rigorous testing methods, including microscopic particle counting and non-volatile residue analysis. The turnaround time for a given project varies depending on its size and type. Once the plan for the cleaning process has been agreed upon, a realistic time frame for completion will be provided. All work orders are reviewed by expert technicians prior to shipping and a certificate of conformance, signed by authorized personnel, is included in all shipments of parts cleaned at U.S. Clean Lab.

Depending on the type and amount of contamination on a part and the level of cleanliness required, U.S. Clean Lab employs a variety of precision cleaning processes, including:

  • Aqueous cleaning
  • Solvent cleaning
  • Ultrasonic cleaning
  • High-pressure spray cleaning
  • Wipe cleaning
  • Flush cleaning

U.S. Clean Lab’s Standards and Qualifications

Certification to AS9100D is maintained as required by the aerospace sector as evidence of  ongoing commitment to quality and customer service. 

Some of the standards and qualifications U.S. Clean Lab adheres to include:

  • EST-STD-CC1246E: Product Cleanliness Levels
  • NASA Specification – PRC-5001 – Process Specification for Cleaning of Hardware
  • ASTM-STD-F24 – Standard Method for Measuring and Counting Particulate Contamination on Surfaces
  • ASTM F312 – Standard Test Methods for Microscopical Sizing and Counting Particles from Aerospace Fluids on Membrane Filters
  • SAE-ARP-1176 Oxygen System and Component Cleaning

Why Choose U.S. Clean Lab?

U.S. Clean Lab has a long history of providing clients in the aerospace industry with customized precision cleaning solutions. After consulting with you, expert staff will design a personalized cleaning strategy that meets or exceeds your project requirements.

Please contact us to find out more about our precision cleaning capabilities.