- Application: Vapor Degreasing
- Replacement for: n-Propyl Bromide & Vertrel SDG
- Kb: 95
- Boiling Point (C): 42
FluoSolv® CX is a proprietary blend of non- flammable hydrofluorethers (HFEs) and trans-1,2-dichloro- ethylene (t-DCE) engineered to maximize solvency.
FluoSolv® CX is a drop-in replacement for trichloroethylene (TCE), n-propyl bromide (nPB) and Chemours Vertrel™ SDG. 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.
Moreover, vapor-degreasing with FluoSolv® CX is an economically feasible option for aqueous cleaners when environmental concerns and/or floor space are at a premium.
FluoSolv® Technology & Performance
FluoSolv® CX 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. “Wetting Index” is a tool that we have developed to engineer FluoSolv® CX by selectively blending hydro-fluoroethers and 1, 2 trans-dichloroethylene to create a high wetting index solvent. Field data has shown a strong correlation between high wetting index & cleaning performance.
Below shows solvent performance on a wetting index scale.
NuGenTec FluoSolv® CX is ideally balanced to deliver performance, worker safety and desirable environmental properties.
- Non-ozone depleting chemical (ODC)
- Drop-in replacement; no equipment modifications
- Low global warming potential (GWP)
- Low toxicity; high allowable exposure limit (AEL);
- No ceiling on instantaneous exposure
- Chemically stable; will not go acid
- High wetting index delivers superior cleaning performance
FluoSolv® CX properties are shown below in Table 1 along with that of commonly used vapor-degreasing solvents.
NuGenTec FluoSolv® CX has been tested extensively in a variety of industry tests, including:
Boeing D6-17487 Revision P
Solvent Cleaners; General Cleaning
ARP 1755 B
Effect of Cleaning Agent on Aircraft Engine Materials
Douglas Aircraft Company
Type 1: Materials and Procedures for General Exterior Cleaning of Painted and Unpainted Surfaces.
(General Purpose Cleaner)