VpCI®-418/VpCI®-418 Safe-T-Charge


VpCI®-418 is a heavy-duty alkaline cleaner/degreaser for cleaning industrial, oil field, commercial, and marine equipment. VpCI®-418 is designed for use in power washing machinery, high agitation parts washers, and high-pressure spray washers


VpCI®-418 is non-flammable, nitrite-free, and does not present disposal problems associated with most phosphate cleaners. VpCI®-418 contains inhibitors to protect metal parts from corrosion after cleaning. It has a unique ability to remove difficult deposits such as heavy hydrocarbons, greases, drawing and buffing compounds, and mill and machinery oils.

VpCI®-418 Safe-T-Charge (Patented)

VpCI®-418 Safe-T-Charge combines all the cleaning properties of VpCI®-418 with a convenient delivery system. VpCI®-418 Safe-T-Charge 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. VpCI®-418
Safe-T-Charge is available in 1 lb (0.45 kg) and 5 lbs (2.26) kg


• Heavy-duty alkaline cleaner and degreaser with unique cleaning action for removing hydrocarbon deposits
• Nitrite- and amine-free
• Contains an inhibitor package for multimetal protection
• Requires mechanical action to be effective
• Leaves no residual film and will not affect paint adhesion qualities
• Prevents flash rust
• Safe to use on glass and most plastics
• Non-foaming
• Available in the convenient delivery system, VpCI®- 418 SafetyT-Charge


• Machinery, engine blocks, or forgings coated with grease or oil deposits
• Plate, sheet metal, and metal castings covered with oily films prior to painting or pickling
• Metal parts contaminated with stamping, drawing, or buffing compounds
• Pressure washing


VpCI®-418 can be applied using power washers and sprayers. Mix VpCI®-418 into water until fully dissolved. Take pH and refractometer measurements to establish benchmark readings.


Light cleaning:
Use 2% (by weight) VpCI®-418 in water.

Normal cleaning:
For machinery, rail cars, offshore equipment, and tanks contaminated with medium deposits, use 3% (by weight) VpCI®-418 in water.

Heavy-duty cleaning:
For drilling mud, grease, crude, bilges, concrete surfaces, and structures, use 5-8% (by weight) VpCI®-418 in water.

Steam cleaning:
Use 2% by weight VpCI®-418 in water.

Temperature range:
VpCI®-418 is recommended for use in temperatures ranging from 95º-160ºF (35º-71ºC).


Appearance: Light yellow powder
pH: 11.8-12.8 (1% aqueous)
Non-volatile Content: 96-100%

VpCI®-418 is available in 100 pound (45 kg) drums and bulk.
VpCI®-418 Safe-T-Charge is available in 20 lbs (4.6 kg) packages containing either 1 lb (0.45 kg) or 5lbs (2.3 kg) bags