Spray Washer for Turbine Blades & Vanes – Case Study 21326

by bettereng1neer1ng / 12 August 2015 / No Comments


This company manufactures turbine blades for jet engines.

Parts Cleaning Problem:

This company required a parts washer capable of handling 4 different applications: 1) To clean a water soluble zirconium oxide slurry off ceramic coated blades post laser drill.  2) To rinse FPI fluid off uncoated parts.  3) To wash water based coolant off post CNC mill parts.  4) To wash oil based coolant off post CNC grinder parts. They also required internal cavities to be flushed.

The System/Solution:

In this F-3000-P jet washer, up to four (4) blades are fixtured on the turntable such that the “root holes” of the parts are facing up. In this orientation, water and air are blasted into the parts to thoroughly flush and dry the internal passageways. At the same time, the turntable is rotating and the exterior of the parts ware washed and dried. This stainless steel machine has wash, rinse and dry stages.