® Ten-X is a proprietary blend of non- flammable hydrocarbon (HFC) solvents and trans-1,2-dichloroethylene (t-DCE) designed for cleaning a variety of surface contaminants such as oils, greases and particulate matter. FluoSolv
® Ten-X is a drop-in replacement for defluxing blends of n-propyl bromide (nPB), TCE and similar vapor degreasing solvents. It can also be used for cold cleaning applications such as a spray & wipe or a rinsing solvent for cleaning metal or nonmetallic surfaces. Since it is a fast drying (high vapor pressure) solvent it will leave no residue on the surface after spraying and wiping. Boeing Approval for BAC 5402 for Oxygen Service Cleaning.FluoSolv
® Ten-X 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. User BenefitsNuGenTec FluoSolv
® Ten-X is ideally balanced to deliver performance, worker safety and desirable environmental properties.
- Non-flammable & Non-Toxic
- High Kb value provides excellent solvency for tough to clean residues
- Low global warming potential (GWP)
- Low toxicity; high allowable exposure limit (AEL);
- No ceiling on instantaneous exposure
- Chemically stable; will not go acid
- Boeing Approval for BAC 5402 for Oxygen Service Cleaning
® Ten-X 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.
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
Physical PropertiesWorker SafetyData from acute toxicity studies of various ingredients have demonstrated that FluoSolv
|Property ||FluoSolv® Ten-X ||Asahi AK-225 ||TCE ||nPB |
|Boiling Point °C [°F] ||41  ||54  ||87 ||71 |
|Density at 25°C (77°F) kg/liter [lb/gal] ||1.25 [10.5] ||1.55 [12.9] ||1.46 [12.15] ||1.35 [11.26] |
|Surface Tension at 25°C (77°F) dyne/cm ||21 ||16.2 ||32.3 ||25.9 |
|Viscosity at 25°C (77°F), cPs ||0.46 ||0.59 ||0.54 ||0.49 |
|Vapor Pressure at 25°C (77°F) kPa ||40 ||38.5 ||9.9 ||20.3 |
|Heat of Vaporization @bp cal/g ||64.3 ||35 ||56 ||58.8 |
|Global Warming Potential ||<30 ||370 ||n/a ||n/a |
|Ozone Depleting Chemical ||No ||Yes ||No ||No |
|Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) g/l ||1,029 ||0 ||1,470 ||1,350 |
|Allowable Exposure Limit (AEL) ppm ||335 ||100 ||10 ||<10 |
|Worker Exposure Ceiling (ppm) ||None ||None ||30 ||10 |
|KB Value ||95 ||31 ||120 ||125 |
® Ten-X 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® Ten-X have any chronic toxicity associated with them which makes it easier for workers to handle and use.Please refer to the MSDS for information on detailed exposure limits and toxicity-related data.NuGenTec FluoSolv
® Ten-X 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.
Boeing Approval for BAC 5402 for Oxygen Service Cleaning.