Fighting Foam: Understanding the Cause & Solving the Problem

Posted by Mary Kimbro on Jun 2, 2020 10:16:57 AM

Most water-based metalworking fluids used in machining today contain both oil and water. Oil and water, in general, do not mix without the addition of emulsifiers. Many commonly used emulsifiers are soaps, which as we would expect will increase the tendency of foaming in fluids. Foaming in machining operations can be a major issue for two main reasons:

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Topics: Metalworking Coolants & Fluids, Fight Foam Build-Up in Metal Working Fluids

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