• General surface cleaning
• Heavy duty degreasing
• Fuel tank and bilge cleaning
• Engine degreasing
• Hull cleaning
As a mid-ship cleaner NTBS-1000 is very effective as a hand wiping material in cleaning the engine room where fuel oil, smoke, etc. are a problem. Mix 1 part NTBS-1000 to 60 parts water and wipe down the area with a wet cloth. No rinsing or further wiping is necessary.
NTBS-1000 is excellent for swabbing down decks and bulkheads. It will not damage paint or wooden surfaces, and helps to prevent rust on exposed surfaces.
This mixture should be 1 part NTBS -1000 to 40 parts water. Small amounts of cleaner may be introduced into the ship’s ventilation system by means of an atomising spray to dispel foul air or odours. A mixture of 1 part NTBS-1000 to 100 parts water will effectively remove stack gases.
A concentration of 1 part NTBS-1000 to 20 parts water very effectively cleans mildew on lines, canopy, sails, rigging, upholstery, keel, etc. We also have special formulations for removing oil from bilges, decks, hulls, engine and engine cowling; as well as salt water and salt water spots from wind shields, decks and hulls.
NTBS-1000 is completely safe to use throughout the vessel because it has no ingredients to disturb the grain of fine woods, no chlorides to bleach painted surfaces, no detergents to deteriorate plastics and fibreglass and no petroleum solvents to warp plastics or fibreglass materials. NTBS-1000 works well when diluted with fresh or salt water and is one of the few cleaning solutions which may be used in any body of water where it is unlikely to harm marine aquaculture, flora or fauna and does not alter marine eco-systems.
In addition, NTBS-1000 contains no nitrates, sulphates, phosphates, sulfonates, caustics or chlorides.
NTBS-1000 may be used for all purposes in the food services areas of galleys.
For removal of crude oil and other petroleum products from the holds of tankers, NTBS-1000 should be sprayed into the holds by low volume, high pressure pumps through the use of revolving spinner heads which can be lowered into the hold. This type of operation suggests the use of a 5 degree Vee-Jet nozzle. The process of spraying should commence as soon as possible after the ship is empty, so as to prevent the formation of volatile gases from the remaining crude oil or other petroleum residue. Continue the pumping process until NTBS-1000 has covered the entire surface. For best results this solution should be allowed to set for about one hour, after which the Butterworth system should be used for 30 to 45 minutes.
NTBS-1000 solution can be left on the interior of the holds for periods of time longer than 1 hour with no problem. The initial hour is simply recommended to give it time to break down the crude oil or similar petroleum products. Longer periods will not decrease its efficiency, since complete evaporation will not occur. Accordingly, the results will be the same if Butterworthing is delayed 24 hours, as if it were done in sequence. After this procedure has been completed, the hold should be clean and gas free. If any gases do remain, however, spray the interior of the hold with a mixture of 1 part NTBS-1000 to 20 parts water through the revolving spinner-heads. This will leave the tank gas free. Cleaning engine rooms with a mixture of 1 part NTBS-1000 to 5-10 parts water will solubilise grease and act as a fire preventative as the product is non-flammable and non-explosive.
Refrigerated containers may be cleaned with a solution of 1 part NTBS-1000 to 10-20 parts (or greater for lighter soil) water. Cleaning with NTBS-1000 will help to eliminate and control odours. Successive cleaning should be easier once all the soil has been removed.
Since NTBS-1000 is non-fuming, enclosed areas such as engine rooms, holds and ship interiors will not be subject to additional gases and fumes, making cleaning less hazardous to personnel. No special gloves, clothing, masks or other safety gear is required when cleaning with NTBS-1000.