All you need to know about Dilution Rates


Hello, ladies and gentlemen, Adon here with another episode of clean freak. And today I want to talk about something that's kind of misunderstood a lot in the industry, and that is dilution rates.

What are they and how do we understand them? When someone is saying something like 1 to 2. 56 you're not gonna want to miss this. All right, welcome. So today I wanna talk to you about dilution rates. It's something that that's a little confusing, quite frankly in for a lot of us and especially those new to the industry.

I know it took me a long time to kind of understand this and being canadian, there was two different, um, dilution rates when I first started industry. That's kind of gone by the wayside.

Governments kind of gone to the u. S. Standard, but they used to be an imperial gallon as an example, and a u. S gallon and it got very confusing. Like a u. S. Gallon was 3. 78 leaders and a canadian gallons 4. 54 and so it got really confusing.

Now, pretty much it's the us, uh, system a t least from what I noticed in north america here, for sure, but also to is, uh, it's, uh, it's a it's a system that can get a little confused because a lot of people will call a four liter container, you know, a gallon and and it z close. But it's not exactly it. So you know, when we're talking about dilution rates, it's important that we understand dilution rates. And there's a lot of reasons for this. Uh, number one is health and safety, right when you're talking about diluting a disinfectant, if you're not diluting it properly. If you're not adding enough water, chemical mixture, water, then you are not disinfecting, and you may not even be sanitizing, depending on how water down you've made it. Likewise, when you start using too much chemical, too much disinfectant, what you start to do is you start to create, depending on the disinfectant, opportunities for residue for hazing, for streaking and these type of things, and that can cost you time as well, as well as you're also using too much chemical.

Now, one of the things that's that's hard to get her head around when we're doing this is, uh is it being too much more is better, right? I mean, if any of us poor ourselves, you know, a drink, like a vodka coke or something like that. You know, most of us are free porn. Just okay, that's good. Okay, that's good.

Um, but what we want to do because you wanted to use what most bars used, they used the one ounce cup. They fill it up, top it off for right government regulations.

But they're using a dilution rate in that in that example. And what they're doing is they're making sure they're not giving you too much, because too much can be a bad thing.

So when you are out in the marketplace, uh, it's nice toe. Have a sophisticated system where you're touching a dilution control system where you push a button and automatically dilute or where it's ready to use. And it's just, you know, ah, one leader container, and you use it and you don't have to worry about anything.

But those have downsides as well, because you wanna have the flexibility of dilution rates. You wanna have accuracy, and you also want to be able to use the products effectively.

So when someone is talking about what they'll say. Dilute the product of 1 to 32 or they'll say, dilute the product of 1 to 16 or one ounce per gallon.

You know, it starts getting a little confusing, and especially for those of us that are, uh, new to the industry, may we're not familiar with the terminologies and customs and language and language, so it could get a little confusing.

So when we start talking about solution rates, what we want to talk about is and using basically the standard, uh, in north america here anyhow, of 3. 78 leaders is a u s gallon.

Okay, so, uh, so this water container here is 1. 5 leaders as an example. Right to these is three leaders just under ah, gallon, right.

Ah, four liter jug is, you know, 40. 25 mawr than a u. S. Gallon. So 3. 78 leaders is kind of the basic standard we're talking about now is gonna make a little bit more sense to you in a second when I get into it. But that's what we were talking about. So make sure you recognize that we're talking about a u s gallon and and the baseline is 3. 78 leaders.

Okay, so it's not a four liter container. It's on a 20 liter container. Okay, it's a five gallon bucket as an example, or 3. 78 leaders to a gallon, you know, which would be five into, right, so so that's what we're talking about now a 3. 78 leaders is 100 and 28 ounces.

Okay, so thio, for those that that may not be following along, is easily what does that mean? That means in a one us gallon container, there's 128 ounces or there's 128 shots right of shots of whiskey. Whatever it is, you could get 128 of them.

So it's important to recognize that this is the baseline. And now, as I get into it a little further, you're going to kinda for those who aren't familiar with the lights, gonna go off in a second.

Okay, I see that. So you got a 3. 78 leaders, okay? And in that 3. 7 liter jug is 128 ounces so now when we look at this, we now start to recognize that 3. 78 leaders is our baseline or 120 ounces.

Okay, is our baseline. So everything works from there. So now when someone says, do you want to 32 what does that mean? Well, what it means is it means one ounce chemical to 32 ounces of water or four ounces of chemical per gallon.

Now, how do I know that I know that because 1 to 32 32 goes into 1 28 4 times, right? 32 times two is 64 right? 62 times two is 1 21 28. So everything works from 128 ounces, right? So 1 to 32 goes into 32 goes into one on 11 28 4 times.

So that's four ounces per gallon. So if someone says it's one of 32 you just go 11 28. How many times? The third you go in 1. 28 4 right boom, easy. Don't know.

Use your calculator. You can get it right away. Now let's look this a little deeper. Someone says 1 to 64. Well, it's two ounces proud. And how do we know that 64 goes into 1 28 two times, so it's two ounces per gallon.

Likewise, we start talking about 11 28 or we're talking about. We're talking about one ounce per gallon, right? So we're talking about one ounce of chemical 2 20 ounces off water.

And so it's one else per gallon, and it's no different as you break it down. So you know we go 12 32 half of 32 is six is 16. So when someone, if someone said it's 1 to 16, that means it would be eight ounces per gallon, right?

So it starts getting a little bit easier for us to follow when we understand the baseline is 3. 78 leaders or 128 ounces per gallon, and so likewise finally, is with someone says it's 12 to 56.

What does that mean? It means it's a half ounce per gallon, right, so as an example, 156 would be one shot of whiskey into two gallon jugs into two of them were into to milk jugs as an example, right? So it would be a one ounce into those two. So you start to see that you can, you know, products can really be diluted and concentrated.

And of course, there's benefits in in, uh, lower diluted products such as one or 2 56 11 28. What it means is it means you're dealing with less chemical.

So if I take, so is a product at 1 32 safer than a product of 156. And the answer is no. Even if they're the same product, you know the same product, but different solution rates.

The end user is working with more water. They're using a more diluted product. So if that product got uh into their eyes onto their skin because it's it's more diluted, it's going to be less impactful on the person on the environment, on the surfaces, just as if you had a product that was like a 1 to 4 dilution rate.

Um, you know, that would be very strong. And you open yourself up to mawr potential health, uh, factors, some more risk.

So you want to go with a higher diluted or lower deluded, uh, delusion rate whenever possible. Uh, because you're using less you're using super concentrates.

Uh, it's just a good thing all around. It's helping people. It's helping the planet, and it's helping profitability and things like order deliveries or freight costs. Things like that because there's there's, uh, less water in your concentrated job, right? And then you're diluting it at a higher delusion, right? You're deluding at 1 31 1 28 instead of 1 32.

So for today just recognized the dilution rates. Play a role, and when you're diluting it, you're always going by a 3. 78 leaders or 128 ounces per gallon.

Now, uh, it's important to recognize that whenever possible, you wanna work with your distributor to get some type of delusion control system in place, and the reason for that is it.

It keeps your costs down. It reduces the environmental impact of concentrates on the earth on mother earth, and it reduces the risk of exposure to employees, patrons, things like that. So if you can have a delicious control system on the wall, it's locked, and the only thing onley way. Someone could get chemicals by pushing a button, getting watered down chemical or diluted chemical that my opinion is your best choice.

It's the best choice for your people. It's the best choice for the planet, and it's also the best choice in most circumstances for the profitability of your organization.

Now, if you, uh, have questions, do you have any questions or anything like that? Like to make you aware thio to feel free to text me.

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