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Aqueous Precision Cleaning

Why use 3M™ Novec™ Fluids as alternatives to aqueous cleaning? Solvent cleaning offers a number of advantages over aqueous cleaning. In many applications requiring high purity and low contaminant levels on finished parts, such as electronic components, aerospace materials and medical devices, solvent systems such as 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids can offer a number of important cost and performance advantages over aqueous cleaning systems.

Why Choose Novec™ Cleaning

  • Novec™ cleaning fluid features include; Non-flammability, Low toxicity, Non ozone depleting and are not affected by CMR and F-gas regulations.

  • The low heat of vapourisation of Novec fluids ensures fast spot free drying without additional energy requirements.

  • Novec fluids are ideal for many cleaning applications where high purity and low contamination levels on finished parts are critical.

  • The extremely low surface tension of Novec fluids makes them excellent for the removal of particulate contamination and also aids cleaning by allowing better penetration of tight clearances in complex parts.

  • Unlike most aqueous cleaning processes, Novec fluids offer faster cleaning and quick spot free drying with lower energy consumption and lower capital equipment cost.

Aqueous Cleaning

  • Aqueous cleaning systems are by necessity larger, more complex and more labour-intensive than solvent-based systems.

  • Energy consumption for aqueous cleaning is typically more than double the energy required for cleaning with Novec fluids.

  • Aqueous cleaning uses copious amounts of water, which is a hidden cost. Water must be processed with deionization or reverse osmosis equipment prior to use. Extra cost is associated with disposal of wastewater contaminated with oils, heavy metals, etc.

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