Girth Gear Cleaning - Mill and Kiln Ring Gear Drives

Over the years, girth gear cleaning, that use high viscosity, asphaltic based lubricants or synthetic lubricants has become something to be avoided at all costs.  Gear Cleaning’s girth gear cleaning procedure, not only simplifies the cleaning process, but reduces the numerous hours of labor. The actual cleaning time for cleaning a 36’ girth gear is under an hour.

Cleansolv HF EP formulation is designed to remove contamination and lubricant buildup in the roots on girth gears and pinions prior to inspection.

There is no need to wipe the gear teeth down after by hand or to pressure wash the gear teeth to remove residue as in the preparation of Magnetic Particle or Dye Penetrant inspections. Use this cleaning procedure with ASTM E2905 Standard Practice for girth gear inspections for excellent results.

Gear Engineers utilize visual interpretation to analyze the gear teeth condition, such as contact patterns and wear patterns; hence, a clean gear set is a must. Clear or translucent lubricants still require cleaning to conduct a thorough visual inspection, as the lubricant can obstruct critical details on the tooth surface.

Cleansolv HF EP formulation contains high levels of EP additives to protect the gear set during the cleaning process and is designed to clean mill and kiln girth gears prior to inspection while minimizing downtime. This is accomplished by cleaning the girth gear while in production.

Procedures that used to take days can now be completed in less than an hour. Using this procedure, gears are safe from damage due to the specifically formulated Cleansolv HF EP. As a result, gears are fully cleaned and ready for inspection faster than before.

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The ability to fully visualize gear teeth is
critical for a complete gear inspection or audit.

  • No hazardous solvents such as Stoddard or chlorinated solvents.
  • No large special pressure sprayers or pumps to deal with.
  • No rinsing after cleaning with additional chemicals.
  • Follows ASTM E2905 Standard for Girth Gear cleaning.
  • Exceeds ASTM D5183 for Coefficient of Friction.
  • Over 20 years' experience in large girth gear cleaning.
  • Full training programs available.
  • Attractive Pricing.
Girth Gear Cleaning, throughout North America & South America