Frequently Asked
Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

General

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Process

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Our cleanrooms are not Nadcap approved or certified.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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