Caustic Soda - 1Kg - Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) - Brewery Cleaner
Sodium Hydroxide is frequently used in Industrial Cleaning where it is often called "caustic". Be warned Sodium Hydroxide is a highly effective cleaning agent with potential to cause chemical burns, permanent injury or scarring if it contacts unprotected human or other animal tissue. Protective equipment such as rubber gloves, safety clothing and eye protection should always be used when handling this material or its solutions. Sodium Hydroxide is added to water, heated, and then used to clean brewing process equipment. It is also used to clean waste discharge pipes under sinks and drains in domestic property. Surfactants can be added to the sodium hydroxide solution in order to stablise dissolved substances and thus prevent re-deposition. A Sodium Hydroxide soak solution is used as a powerful de-greaser on stainless steel and glass bake-ware. It is also a common ingredient in oven cleaners. Fairly dangerous to use but still the first choice for many wineries and breweries. Sodium Hydroxide ability to dissolve and remove a wide range soils, oil, grease and stains makes it a good choice when other cleaners are not effective. Safe to be used on stainless but some other soft metals will dissolve when using this cleaner - be warned! Use with Caution. When used in combination with sodium percarbonate (hydrogen peroxide) the combined cleaning effect is extremely effective. Material Safety Data Sheet - Sodium Hydroxide - Caustic Soda - NaOH
Precautions for Use:
- TWA 2mg/m3. Permissible exposure limit (PEL) 2mg/m3
- Engineering Controls: Where dust is generated the use of a mechanical exhaust ventilation system is recommended.
- Protection of hands: the use of Nitrile or Neoprene gloves is recommended.
- The use of face shields, chemical goggles or safety glasses with side shield protection complying with AS/NZS 1337 is recommended. Body protection:
- The use of plastic apron, sleeves overalls and rubber boots is recommended.
- Where ventilation is inadequate the use of a Class P1 or P2 respirator complying with AS/NZS 1715 and 1716 is recommended.
- Not flammable under conditions of use.