Electrical Contact Cleaner (Defluxing) & Vapor Degreasing Solvent
FluoSolv® AP is a proprietary blend of non- flammable hydrofluoroethers (HFEs) and trans-1,2-dichloroethylene (t-DCE) and alcohol engineered for defluxing as well as white residue removal.
FluoSolv® AP is a drop-in replacement for defluxing blends of n-propyl bromide (nPB) and similar vapor degreasing solvents. It can also be used as a substitute for other cleaners such as Asahi AK-225 (blend of HCFC-225 ca/cb) & HCFC-141b both of which are ozone-depleting substances and have been banned from production.
FluoSolv® AP solvent blending technology leverages the chemical solvency of the fluid as well as its physical properties such as high density, low surface tension and low viscosity for optimal performance. Our research has shown that to clean metal surfaces in the shortest amount of time the solvent must flow extremely close to the surface to “catch & release” contaminants
NuGenTec FluoSolv® AP is ideally balanced to deliver performance, worker safety, and desirable environmental properties.
Low global warming potential (GWP)
Low toxicity; high allowable exposure limit (AEL);
No ceiling on instantaneous exposure
Chemically stable; will not go acid
FluoSolv® AP is compatible with all metals, ceramic and other non-conducting materials. Most elastomeric materials are compatible except fluoroelastomers such as Viton & Kalrez which tend to swell. It is recommended that all materials be tested prior to use. See Table 1.
Compatible Additional Testing Required
Metals Aluminum, Copper, S/S -
Titanium, Brass, Tungsten
Elastomers Neoprene, Butyl Rubber Viton, Kalrez
Plastics HDPE, PTFE, Nylon, PVC Acrylic, ABS
Data from acute toxicity studies of various ingredients have demonstrated that FluoSolv® AP blend has low toxicity. It has a calculated AEL (Acceptable Exposure Limit) of 335 ppm based on its individual components. None of the ingredients in FluoSolv® AP have any chronic or acute toxicity associated with them which makes it a worker-friendly solvent.
Please refer to the MSDS for information on detailed exposure limits and toxicity-related data.
NuGenTec FluoSolv® AP exhibits no closed cup or open cup flash point and is not classified as a flammable liquid per established definitions by NFPA or DOT, however being volatile, vapors may become flammable in air. Flashpoint data and vapor flammability limits in air are shown in Table 3 below.
FluoSolv® AP is thermally & chemically a very stable solvent. It is non-reactive, has low water solubility and will not oxidize or degrade when exposed to air. It is not affected by any sunlight or other sources of UV radiation. Common industrial practice should be implemented for storage; keep away from human food source and extreme temperature conditions. Freezing temperatures will cause the drums to compress and hot conditions will balloon the drum. The product, in any case, is perfectly usable.
FluoSolv® AP is a stable azeotropic blend easy to reclaim and reuse by a simple distillation process. Commercially available modular recycling units can easily be added to realize sizable savings in solvent usage. Solvent recovery yields are typically in the range of 80 to 95%.
Please contact the FluoSolv® Technical Services group for information.
FluoSolv® AP Composition (Typical)
Hydrofluoroethers < 30 wt%
Trans-dichloroethylene > 70 wt%
Iso-propyl alcohol < 5 wt %
Water < 100 ppm
<100 ppm (drums)
<200 ppm (pails)
Appearance Clear, colorless
Packaging & Availability
FluoSolv® AP is available in three package sizes
- 50-gallon drums sold by net weight at 550 lbs
- 5-gallon pails sold by net weight at 50 lbs
- 4x-1-gallon cases sold by net weight at 11lb / gallon
- Also available in 12oz aerosol cans
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Allow the use of FluoSolv AP as a vapor degreasing solvent.
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5 MATERIALS CONTROL
Add the following new Item:
x. FluoSolv AP, NuGenTec
- MANUFACTURING CONTROL
Add the following new Section:
- FLUOSOLV AP IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING LIMITATIONS:
- The solvent may be used for the cleaning of bare metal surfaces.
- The solvent must not be used on primed or painted surfaces.
- The solvent must not be used on oxygen system components or parts containing sealants or adhesives.
- The solvent must not be used on anodized or conversion coated surfaces.
- The solvent must not be used on plated or unplated steel heat treated above 180 ksi.
- The solvent must be discarded if the acid acceptance value drops below 0.02 weight percent sodium hydroxide.
11.4 BOILING TEMPERATURE
The allowable maximum solvent boiling temperature is: Add the following new item:
x. FluoSolv AP, 115 F
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