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~ The importance of regular EMPTYING and CLEANING Ultrasonic Baths ~


In our kitchens we would not expect to wash up Monday’s dishes using Sunday’s dirty washing-up water. Changing of the solution will depend on where (i.e. Medical use or Industrial)and how often it is used, and how badly soiled are the items being cleaned. Where a bath is continuously used for the removal of very heavy soiling from many items, changing the solution will not only improve it’s effectiveness but also prolong the life of the bath. In highly contagious situations this empty and clean should be more often several times a day, although addition of a product such as Phoraid will help reduce the risk of cross transference.

Baths should be emptied in accordance to the relevant bath instructions, cleaned with a soft cloth or tissue, and rinsed with clean water before refilling with fresh solutions, (see also “Degassing” information sheet). It is very important to remove any debris from the bottom of the bath on each emptying as this will abrade the surface of the base and cause premature failure. AS well the efficiency of base mounted transducers will be compromised if layers of removed soils have been allowed to settle on the bottom of the bath.

As part of the preventative procedure, baths being used in sterile areas can be sanitized prior to refilling by spraying or wiping surfaces with an infection control product such as Phoraid.

Caution should be exercised when emptying smaller baths not fitted with drain taps. The mains supply plug should always be removed from the socket when emptying the bath.

A plastic beaker should be used to take at least half the fluid out of the bath before tipping out the soiled solution over the sink. If a full bath is tipped up to empty there is a danger of liquid entering the mains input socket at the rear of the machine. Serious damage can occur to the ultrasonic electronic section as well as fuse rupture or trip-out of protection breakers.

If the above guidelines are observed, the baths will give long service.


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