Skip to product information
1 of 1

Cortec VpCI® 417 Heavy Duty Cleaner & Degreaser

Cortec VpCI® 417 Heavy Duty Cleaner & Degreaser

Regular price £0.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £0.00 GBP
Limited Offer Call for quote

Call for quote

VpCI® 417 is a heavy-duty cleaner and degreaser. This remarkable product is recommended for power washing machinery, conveyor systems, and equipment in the commercial, oil, and marine industries.

This inhibitor is in powder form and is the result of a controlled chemical reaction at specific temperatures and pressures. Its unique compounds work by chemically altering grease and dirt, Thus, it effectively removes stubborn deposits when washed with water.

One of the key advantages of VpCI® 417 is safe for both users and the environment. It is non-flammable, non-toxic, and nitrite-free. Unlike many phosphates, corrosion inhibitors and cleaners, VpCI® 417 does not pose disposal problems. Additionally, this cleaning agent contains inhibitors. It protects metal parts against corrosion after degreasing and cleaning, ensuring the longevity of equipment.

This powerful cleaner can tackle challenging deposits. These include grease, heavy hydrocarbons, and mill and machinery oils, buffing and drawing compounds. Moreover, by using VpCI® 417, businesses can reduce their energy costs since it works effectively at low temperatures.

Key Features

  • Removes tough hydrocarbon deposits with its unique cleaning action.
  • Environmentally friendly: non-caustic, non-toxic, and nitrite-free.
  • Energy-efficient: Provides exceptional cleaning action at low temperatures, leading to energy savings compared to hot alkaline cleaners.
  • Ensures multimetal protection with an inhibitor package.
  • Prevents foam during operation with non-silicone defoamers.
  • Requires minimal mechanical action to be effective, simplifying the cleaning process.
  • Leaves no residual film, preserving the adhesion qualities of surfaces.
  • Guards against flash rust, protecting metal parts during and after cleaning.
  • Safe to use on several materials including glass and most plastics, reducing the risk of damage to sensitive materials.
  • Low foaming for smoother and more efficient cleaning.
  • Available in user-friendly water-soluble bags (Safe-T-Charge), eliminating the need for complex measuring or handling procedures.

Effective Uses

VpCI® 417 is a highly effective solution designed to tackle a wide range of contamination challenges across various industries. Whether it's tank cars, drilling pipe, machinery, engines, or or even metal castings with temporary protective oils hindering painting or machining processes – VpCI® 417 comes to the rescue.

This remarkable product is also perfect for dealing with metal parts tainted by drawing, buffing compound or stamping, as well as plate and sheet metal coated with oily or waxy films before painting or pickling. Even heavy-duty tasks like cleaning drilling bilges, crude, mud, grease, concrete surfaces, and structures are effortlessly handled by VpCI® 417.

How to apply/use

VpCI® 417 Safe-T-Charge takes the exceptional cleaning and degreasing properties of VpCI® 417 to the next level. Packaged in polyvinyl alcohol bags (PVA), Safe-T-Charge 417 ensures safe and easy handling and measuring. To use, simply insert the VpCI bag into the wash system. Let the bag and powder to dissolve. Here are some specific percentages for different cleaning levels.

For light cleaning tasks, simply use 2% (by weight) VpCI® 417 in water. When dealing with machinery, offshore equipment, tanks and rail cars, with medium deposits, a 3% (by weight) concentration of VpCI® 417 in water is ideal.

For heavy-duty maintenance and cleaning challenges, such as tough drilling mud, grease, crude, bilges, concrete surfaces, and structures, a 5-10% based on weight VpCI® 417 in water is recommended. Even steam cleaning becomes a breeze with just a 2% (by weight) VpCI® 417 in water solution.


The properties of VpCI® 417 are truly impressive. It appears as an off-white to beige powder with a pH range of 11.8-12.8 in a 1% aqueous solution. The non-volatile content is consistently maintained between 97-100%, ensuring its reliability and efficiency.


To make this fantastic solution accessible, VpCI® 417 is available in convenient packaging options of 5-pound (2.3 kg), 50-pound (23 kg), and 100-pound drums. For even more ease of use, VpCI® 417 Safe-T-Charge comes in 20 lbs (4.6 kg) packages containing either 1 lb (0.45 kg) or 5 lbs (2.3 kg) bags.

Product Specifications (.PDF)

View full details