When it comes to maintenance and repair operations in the mining and processing industry, safety is key. The use of flammable products in these environments can pose significant risks, especially in areas where welding, grinding, or other potential ignition sources are present.  

This is where non-flammable products, such as CRC’s Non-Flammable Brakleen and Non-Flammable Contact Cleaner, come into play. 

Steve Keown, National Product Manager for Lubricants and Chemicals at Motion, highlights the importance of using non-flammable products in critical infrastructure and in enclosed areas where the risk of fire is high. In addition, CRC also has a Non-flammable water based Brakleen.   

“Non-flammable products are gaining great acceptance in the marketplace,” says Steve. “They are an attractive solution to sites that need to keep going but still need to repair something in that particular area.” 

CRC is a leading manufacturer in the field of non-flammable cleaning products, revolutionising the industry with their innovative solutions. By harnessing advanced technology and research, CRC has paved the way for non-flammable cleaning products that provide a safer alternative to traditional flammable solvents. 

CRC Non-Flammable Brakleen is a cleaning product specifically designed to effectively clean oil, grease, dust, brake fluid, hardened deposits and other contaminates.   

One of the main advantages highlighted by Steve is the product’s convenience and effectiveness in removing contaminants without leaving any residue.  

“Steve emphasises, “This is suitable for use in areas where there may be potential ignition sources, providing a safer option for maintenance and repair tasks.” 

Similarly, CRC’s Non-Flammable Contact Cleaner is designed to clean electrical contacts and ensure a clean, dry, and contaminant-free surface for optimal performance.  

Steve explains, “Many electrical components are shipped with a preservative on the contact area, and it is crucial to remove it before putting the component into service. The non-flammable contact cleaner eliminates the risk of using products that could cause ignition, providing a safer alternative for electrical maintenance tasks.” 

The use of non-flammable products, such as CRC’s Non-Flammable Brakleen and Non-Flammable Contact Cleaner, is crucial in the mining and processing industry to mitigate the risk of fire and ensure safety in maintenance and repair operations. These products offer convenience, effectiveness, and peace of mind in critical environments where ignition sources may be present.  

As Steve states, “Using non-flammable products is a wise choice for operators who prioritise safety and need reliable solutions for their maintenance and repair tasks.” 

Motion has a long-standing association with the mining and processing industry, known for its market-leading service in providing bearings, power transmission products, and now chemicals and lubricants.  

“We are emerging as the trusted advisor to purchase chemicals, lubricants, lube transfer, and lube systems because the mining and processing industries are familiar with us and have experienced our market-leading service over the years,” says Steve. 

To experience the advantages of Motion’s supply of CRC non-flammable solutions, customers are encouraged to contact Motion today.   

Solution highlights 

  • Safety: Eliminating the risk of fire and explosion associated with traditional flammable solvents
  • Versatility: These are designed for use on a wide range of surfaces and components
  • Compliance: Compliance with industry regulations and standards
  • Performance: Highly effective in removing tough contaminants such as oil, grease, dust, and grime and leaves no residue