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FluoSolv® AP - Precision Vapor-Degreasing Solvent

  • FluoSolv® AP Boeing BAC 5408 Vapor Degreasing Fluid
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Specifications
  • Primary Application: Vapor Degreasing, Boeing BAC 5408
  • Kb: 92
  • Replacement for: nPB (n-Propyl Bromide)
  • Boiling Point (C): 43
  • VOC: (g/L): 756

BAC5408 APPROVED

Precision Vapor-Degreasing Solvent

Introduction

AP is a proprietary blend of non- flammable hydrofluoroethers (HFEs) and trans-1,2-dichloroethylene (trans-DCE) that is a drop-in replacement for degreasing & defluxing solvents such as Chemours Vertrel® SDG, Vertrel® SMT & Vertel® SFR.

In addition, FluoSolv® AP a safer degreasing solvent option for blends of n-propyl bromide (nPB) which are toxic and discontinued widely.  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.   Its higher vapor-pressure allows for fast, residue-free drying.

User Benefits

NuGenTec FluoSolvAP is ideally balanced to deliver performance, worker safety, and desirable environmental properties.

  • Approved for use under Boeing Spec BAC5408 for vapor-degreasing
  • ​Non-ozone depleting chemical (ODC)
  • Drop-in replacement; no equipment
  • Low toxicity; high allowable exposure limit (AEL)
  • Recyclable
  • Chemically stable; will not go acid​

Material Compatability
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

                                  Epoxy, Phenolic



 

Worker Safety

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 SDS 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.

Storage

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.

Solvent Recycling

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%./p>

Please contact the FluoSolv® Technical Services group for information.

Product Specifications

Property NuGenTec FluoSolv® AP Asahi AK-225 Chemours Vertrel® SDG Honeywell Solstice® TCE nPB
Boiling Point °C [°F] 43 [109] 54 [129] 19[66] 19 [66] 87[189] 71[160]
Density 25°C (77°F) kg/liter [lb/gal] 1.26[10.6] 1.55[12.9] 1.28[10.7] 1.27[10.6] 1.46[12.15] 1.35[11.26]
Surface Tension at 25°C (77°F) dyne/cm 21 16.2 21.2 12.7 32.3 25.9
Viscosity at 25°C (77°F), cPs 0.46 0.59 0.59 0.53 0.54 0.49
Vapor Pressure at 25°C (77°F) kPa 41 38.5 51.7 152 9.9 20.3
Heat of Vaporization @bp cal/g 64.3 35 67.3 45.6 56 58.8
Global Warming Potential <30 370 148 1 n/a n/a
Ozone Depleting Chemical No Yes No No No No
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) g/L 756 0 1,150 0 1,470 1,350
Allowable Exposure Limit (AEL) ppm 352 100 200 800 10 <10
Boeing Spec 5408 Approval YES NO NO NO NO NO
KB Value 92 31 95 25 120 125






























The various precision vapor-degreasing applications that use FluoSolv® AP as a solvent requires a high-purity solvent made under tight tolerances.  

Typical NVR for FluoSolv® AP < 3 ppm and moisture is <5 ppm.

The solvent is slightly polar due to the presence of a very small amount (<2%) of isopropyl alcohol and it does not contain any free fluoride or chloride ions.

Packaging & Availability

FluoSolv® AP is available in three package sizes

  • 50-gallon drums sold by net weight at 550 lbs
  • 5-gal lined pails (net wt. 50 lb.)
  • 1-gal HDPE Plastic jugs (net wt. 11 lb.)
*Note: Drum and pail containers have a phenolic liner.
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PROCESS SPECIFICATION DEPARTURE
Implementation of this departure is:
OPTIONAL - May be implemented at discretion of affected organization.
MANDATORY - Must be implemented as noted below.
Originator:                         S.R. Jones
Supervisor:              T.M. Hutchinson
Engineering:                      J.W. Chan
PSD NUMBER
6-75
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PROCESS SPEC NO.
BAC5408
PROCESS SPEC TITLE
VAPOR DEGREASING
REASON:
Allow the use of FluoSolv AP as a vapor degreasing solvent.
RELEASE DATE
08-JUN-2018
SUBCONTRACTOR(S) AFFECTED ALL ON MODELS
ALL COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES AND DERIVATIVES THEREOF
MFG DEPTS OF DIV BELOW AFFECTED
ALL BCA AND SUPPORTING
 
 
5                      MATERIALS CONTROL
 
Add the following new Item:
 
x.      FluoSolv AP, NuGenTec
 
  1. MANUFACTURING CONTROL
 
  1. GENERAL
 
Add the following new Section:
 
  1. FLUOSOLV AP IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING LIMITATIONS:
 
  1. The solvent may be used for the cleaning of bare metal surfaces.
 
  1. The solvent must not be used on primed or painted surfaces.
 
  1. The solvent must not be used on oxygen system components or parts containing sealants or adhesives.
 
  1. The solvent must not be used on anodized or conversion coated surfaces.
 
  1. The solvent must not be used on plated or unplated steel heat treated above 180 ksi.
 
  1. The solvent must be discarded if the acid acceptance value drops below 0.02 weight percent sodium hydroxide.
 
11                     REQUIREMENTS
 
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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