A granite base is considered the most reliable surface to ensure metrology standards are adhered to. Granite surfaces can be found in local machine shops, test laboratories and aerospace manufacturers. Although all these establishments measure in different scales, the one thing they have in common is that they need to care for their equipment. Measuring equipment with granite surfaces and components are expensive assets to a business. It is crucial to invest time in there care and maintenance.
An essential part of measuring standards in engineering is having a reliable base plate to measure from. A smooth and stable plane provided by granite supplies a non-reflective and hard-wearing surface. Granite is naturally rigid and easy to clean and maintain.
To ensure measurement inspections are accurate, the granite surface must be clean. As measurements can have very fine margins for error, any dust, dirt or grease could affect results. If granite surfaces are left dirty, it could cause the area to wear away more quickly.
Cleaning granite equipment is made even easier with a specialist cleaning fluid. Crown Windley and Eley metrology have been working with granite for decades. This experience has enabled them to develop a granite surface cleaner that leads the way in granite care excellence.
The granite cleaning fluid solution developed by Eley metrology is a compound of special detergents and astringents. When applied to a granite surface, it will clean and remove all traces of oil, grease, cutting fluid and dirt. After use, the granite surface will be totally clean, and even the microscopic pores will be clear and drag-free. The Eley metrology granite cleaning fluid is supplied as a ready to use formula.
How to Use Granite Cleaning Fluid?
For cleaning granite surfaces, it is vital to have two clean, soft cloths dedicated for just this task. The first cloth is used to wet the whole surface with cleaning fluid. Using a rotary action, the full area of the granite surface needs to be covered with the fluid. Immediately after the fluid is applied the second soft cloth should be used to dry in circular motions. Once dried with the second cloth, any other cleaning fluid left in the granite micropores will quickly evaporate.
To protect your granite equipment it is recommended that you use a cover or protective case when not in use.
For more information about how to care for granite surfaces, please read our blog on five expert tips for granite surface plate maintenance.
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