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  • 3M™ Novec™ 73DE Engineered Fluid

    Part Number Novec 73DE
    • Designed for use in vapor degreasers and immersion cleaning
    • Cost-effective replacement for nPB, TCE, ozone-depleting HCFCs and high GWP HFCs
    • Excellent performance with high solvency and low surface tension
    • Effective in cleaning heavy greases, oils, waxes, silicones and non-polar flux residues
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    Typical Properties
    Attribute Name
    Value
    Application
    Precision Cleaning
    Application Category
    Precision Cleaning, Solvent Cleaning and Vapor Degreasing
    Boiling Point (Celsius)
    48 Degree Celsius
    Boiling Point Range
    0 °C - 50 °C
    Brand
    Novec™
    Cleaning Strength
    Heavy Duty
    Color
    Clear
    Compatibility
    Ceramics, Metals, Silicones, Solvent-resistant plastics
    Density
    1.28 g/cm³
    Dielectric Strength Range
    35 - 40 kV
    Fluorocarbon Solubility
    Low
    Fluorochemical Lubricants And Dispersions
    Low solubility for fluorochemical lubricants
    GWP (IPCC 2007)
    47 (100 yr ITH)
    GWP Range
    Very Low
    Height
    13.5 in, 17 in, 34.8 in
    Height (Metric)
    34.29 Centimeter, 43.18 Centimeter, 88.39 Centimeter
    Hydrocarbon Solubility
    Very High
    Length
    11.44 in, 23.5 in, 9.56 in
    Length (Metric)
    24.29 Centimeter, 29.06 Centimeter, 59.69 Centimeter
    Max Use Temp Range
    <150 Degree C
    Net Weight (Imperial)
    10 lb, 50 lb, 550 lb
    Plastic Elastomer Compatibility
    Requires Customer Testing
    Product Series
    Novec 73DE
    Purity Grade
    Standard
    Replacement For
    HCFCs, HFCs, nPB, TCE
    Volume
    1 gal, 5 gal, 55 gal
    Volume (Metric)
    18.93 L, 208.2 L, 3.79 L
    Width
    11.44 in, 23.5 in, 9.56 in
    Details
    • Designed for use in vapor degreasers and immersion cleaning
    • Cost-effective replacement for nPB, TCE, ozone-depleting HCFCs and high GWP HFCs
    • Excellent performance with high solvency and low surface tension
    • Effective in cleaning heavy greases, oils, waxes, silicones and non-polar flux residues
    • Easy to maintain and use in a vapor degreaser with stable bath composition during extended use
    • Non-flammable with an excellent safety profile
    • Environmentally sustainable with low global warming potential (GWP) and zero ozone depletion potential (ODP)
    • Faster cycle times, lower energy usage and improved cleaning of parts compared to aqueous cleaning
    • Effective for lubricant deposition applications where increased solvency is desired

    3M™ Novec™ 73DE Engineered Fluid is designed for heavy-duty vapor degreasing, immersion cleaning, or lubricant deposition; featuring high solvency, low surface tension, non-flammability and fluid stability.

    Additional Information Novec 73DE fluid is a high performing, cost-effective replacement for n-propyl bromide (nPB or 1-bromopropane), trichloroethylene (TCE), ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) like HCFC-225 (Asahiklin AK-225) and HCFC-141b and high global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) for a wide range of cleaning applications. Vapor degreasing with Novec 73DE fluid can also help save you time and money over aqueous cleaning by offering faster cycle times, lower energy usage and improved cleaning of parts with complex geometries.

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