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General

Do you provide facility tours?

Yes, please view our contact page for a location you would like to tour.

Can you provide the chemicals and services separately?

No, we are a service based company and do not sell chemicals.

Can you test/verify system/equipment cleaned by another company?

In some cases, we are able to assess RA, verify dewpoint, and conduct NVR analysis.

What alloys do you work with?

Typically stainless steel but we have worked with other metals. In regards to our electropolishing and mechanical polishing services, we have done Inconel vessels. We recommend reaching out to us to confirm.

Will you teach us how to do passivation ourselves? (Consultant-type training)

Astro Pak offers professional consulting services. Additionally, Astro Pak provides an online education through our Lunch & Learn programs. These informative sessions enable your staff to optimize their time while we provide lunch with a technical presentation at your facility.

Do you sell equipment (skids, etc.)?

No, we do not sell equipment. We provide passivation and a wide range of chemical cleaning and surface finish services

Process

Can you provide services at my job site?

Yes. We bring our expertise, along with our state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained personnel, on-site to your facility to perform preoperational or maintenance cleaning and passivation on your systems and equipment.

How long does your process take? What is your typical turnaround time?

Typical passivation process takes 8 to 10 hours in small systems and generally 12 hours for larger systems.  Derouging alone can take 4 to 24 hours depending upon the condition of the surface.

How do you prove all of the cleaning solutions have been removed?

We test the conductivity of the rinse water to ensure that the acceptable contaminant (1 ppm) level of chemicals in the system. We test to a 0.1 µ Sieman limit for conductivity above the inlet level. We can also test with a CIP wipe test to measure the organic contaminant level on the surface to ensure a complete rinse of the cleaning chemistry from the surface.

Do you provide a certification of disposal?

Yes. All waste disposal services come with a certificate of compliance.

What kind of documentation do you provide after each service?

Astro Pak provides comprehensive certification documentation packages that comply with QMS/cGMP guidelines. Our certification packages are frequently used as the standard for numerous public and private sectors and entities.

How much time/notice do you need to mobilize?

Astro Pak routinely responds “same day” to emergency requests for immediate service. Whether deploying to your site, or expediting an order at our facility, Astro Pak stands ready to meet your time sensitive requirements.

Compliance

Are you Nadcap approved or certified?

Our cleanrooms are not Nadcap approved or certified.

Are you on ISNetworld or any others?

Yes. We are a proud member of ISNetworld, Avetta, BROWZ, NCMS, giving customers convenient access to safety compliance records and reporting.

Are you ITAR compliant/registered?

Yes. You can view our ITAR Compliance.

Where are you located?

Astro Pak has 9 nationwide locations that are ready to mobilize to your facility, utilizing a modern fleet of service vehicles, state-of-the-art equipment, highly trained personnel, and our proprietary chemistries and processes.

Please visit our contact page for more information

What services do you provide?

We provide passivation and a wide range of chemical cleaning services, circulating our chemistry through your systems and equipment. For components, parts and sub-systems that can be cleaned out-of-place, our shops and cleanrooms are well suited to affordably meet your cleaning and passivation requirements.

What specifications are you approved for?

Astro Pak offers quality cleaning services to meet the requirements for hundreds of industry specifications, including those of aerospace contractors, ULA, NASA, the Department of Defense, and many private organizations.

What are typical cleaning and/or passivation standards Astro Pak processes to?

Astro Pak complies with many different standards. Our studies have shown that the chrome to iron ratios achieved by Ultra Pass® passivation far exceeds ASME BPE recommended minimums and meets or exceeds the requirements of many industries including semiconductor, aerospace, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology.

Below is a short list, to name a few:

  • ASTM A380
  • ASTM A967
  • ASTM F86
  • AMS 2700
  • SAE AMS-QQ-P-35
Does your process comply with ASTM A380 or ASTM A967?

Yes, our studies have shown that the chrome to iron ratios achieved by Ultra Pass® passivation far exceeds ASME BPE recommended minimums and meets or exceeds the requirements of many industries including semiconductor, aerospace, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology.