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Applications

Fomblin® PFPE lubricants and Galden® PFPE solvent fluids have unique physical and chemical properties that enable use in a wide range of applications.

The outstanding properties make Fomblin® PFPE lubricants and Galden® PFPE solvent fluids from Solvay a popular choice.

Fomblin® PFPE lubricants applications guide:

Application

Attributes

Benefits

  • Sealant or lubricant in (high) vacuum systems, cleanrooms
  • High-temperature bearing,
  • Valve or o-ring lubricant,
  • Oven conveyor chain and bearing grease, or
  • For High-temperature stability, low vapor pressure, high vacuum,   chemical inertness, or
  • For Oxygen contact
  • Nuclear, aerospace, automotive and difficult-to-access areas for  repair or replacement
  • Miniature switches, plastic / metal gearboxes
  • Subjected to harsh environment including exposure to extreme   temperature ranges, frequent temperature cycling, moisture, or chemicals
  • Low vapor pressure
  • Radiation Stability
  • Thermal and oxidative stability
  • Non flammability Low temperature environments
  • High temperature environments  (280°C)
  • Extreme pressure (EP)
  • Mechanical stability
  • Anti-corrosion/Anti-wear
  • Low outgassing
  • Oil evaporates slowly, extending lubrication intervals
  • No breakdown in properties up to 3,5 Mrad gamma rays stability
  • Reliable and consistent in low-or-high temperature conditions;   nonreactive; does not breakdown
  • Does not burn or support combustion even in 100% liquid of gaseous   oxygen
  • Low viscosity oils used at temperatures as low as -90°C
  • Extreme wide temperature range
  • Longer lubricant life, less contamination
  • Protects bearings and other components under high loads or slower   speeds. Components run quieter and wear protection is extended
  • Additives combined with FOMBLIN® PFPE to protect metallic surfaces   from corrosion caused by moisture and oxygen; prevents rusting
  • High specific load-carrying capability and highest protection against   wear

 

Applications where Galden® PFPE fluids are commonly used include:

Application

Attributes

Benefits

  • Carrier fluid /Lubricant deposition
  • Cleaning solvent
  • Acid Spill Mitigation
  • Drying   agent
  • Heat   transfer fluid
  • High   voltage dielectrics
  • Electronic Reliability   Testing
  • Inerting agent
  • Chemical inertness
  • Highly hydrophobic
  • High density
  • Non-flammability
  • Non-toxicity
  • Low (narrow) molecular weight
  • Very strong carbon-fluorine bond
  • Non-reactivity, excellent dielectric properties,
  • Non-solvent features
  • High Boilers PFPE, no boiling point.
  • Thermal stability
  • Best heat transfer fluids for aggressive conditions found in   semiconductor, electronic, and solar industries.
  • Suitable for electronic reliability testing including thermal shock   and hermetic seal testing
  • Flexible ether link provide the properties for use in Vapour Phase   Soldering.
  • Used as carrier fluids for PFPE lubricants and for cleaning operations when:Solution to create a continuous blanket material for oleum, sulphuric  trioxide and sulphuric acid spill mitigation.
    • Applied to   hot components
    • Heated prior to application
    • Pressure   sprayed onto components