VpCI®-417/VpCI®-417 Safe-T-Charge


VpCI-417 is a heavy-duty cleaner/degreaser for cleaning industrial, oil field, commercial, and marine equipment. VpCI-417 is recommended for power washing machinery or conveyor systems.


VpCI-417 is a cleaner in powder form from intermediates which are chemically reacted at controlled temperatures and pressures. The compounds contained in VpCI-417 function by chemically altering grease and dirt so that deposits can be removed with water. VpCI-417 can be metered into steam cleaners. It is non-flammable, nitrite-free, non-toxic, and does not present disposal problems associated with most phosphate cleaners.

VpCI-417 contains inhibitors to protect metal parts from corrosion after cleaning. It has a unique ability to remove such difficult to clean deposits as heavy hydrocarbons, grease, drawing and buffing compounds, and mill and machinery oils. VpCI-417 also saves energy costs required for hot alkaline cleaners presently used in the industry.

VpCI-417 Safe-T-Charge combines all the cleaning properties of VpCI-417 with a convenient delivery system. Safe-T-Charge 417 is packaged in a polyvinyl alcohol bag (PVA) for safe handling and easy measurement. Simply place the bag into the wash system and allow the bag and powder to dissolve. Safe-T-Charge 417 is available in 1 lb (0.45 kg) and 5 lbs (2.26) kg.


• Heavy-duty chemical cleaner and degreaser with unique cleaning action for removing hydrocarbon deposits
• Non-caustic, non-toxic, and nitrite-free
• Provides exceptional cleaning action at low temperature, affording energy savings over hot alkaline cleaners
• Contains inhibitor package for multimetal protection
• Contains non-silicone defoamers to prevent foam during operation
• Requires minimal to no mechanical action to be effective
• Leaves no residual film and will not affect adhesion qualities
• Prevents flash rust
• Safe to use on glass and most plastics
• Low foaming
• Available in water-soluble bags (Safe-T-Chage)



• Drilling pipe and oil field equipment contaminated with drilling and hydrocarbon deposits
• Machinery, engines, or tank cars coated with grease or oil deposits
• Plate and sheet metal covered with oily or waxy films prior to painting or pickling
• Metal castings coated with temporary protective oils or waxy sealers prior to painting or machining
• Metal parts contaminated with stamping, drawing, or buffing compounds
• Pressure washing and ultrasonic cleaning


VpCI-417 can be applied using power washers, steam cleaners, sprayers, and dipping tanks.

Light cleaning:
Use 2% (by weight) VpCI-417 in water.

Normal cleaning:
For machinery, rail cars, offshore equipment and tanks contaminated with medium deposits use 3% (by weight)
VpCI-417 in water.

Heavy-duty cleaning:
For drilling mud, grease, crude, bilges, concrete surfaces, and structures use 5-10% (by weight) VpCI-417 in water.
Steam cleaning:
Use 2% by weight VpCI-417 in water.


Appearance: Off-white to beige powder
pH: 11.8-12.8 (1% aqueous)
Non-volatile Content: 97-100%

VpCI-417 is available in 5 pound (2.3 kg), 50 pound (23kg), and 100 pound (45 kg) drums.
ChargeVpCI-417 Safe-T-Charge is available in 20 lbs
(4.6 kg) packages containing either 1 lb (0.45 kg) or lbs (2.3 kg) bags