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Extra strength, nonflammable flux remover for replacing n-propyl bromide
The Ultimate n-Propyl (nPB) Replacement
Flux-Off Tri-V Flux Remover is an extra strength nonflammable solvent that removes heavy and encrusted flux deposits. This solvent system is engineered to remove all types of flux types while evaporating quickly and leaving no residues. Tri-V replacement chemistry is an innovative new chemistry that does not contain any n-propyl bromide, TCE or any ozone depleting compounds.
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Features & Benefits
- Nonflammable, can be used on energized equipment
- Powerful cleaning agent to remove R, RA, RMA, and synthetic fluxes
- Removes encrusted fluxes and white residues
- Penetrates to clean hard to reach areas
- Evaporates quickly and leaves no residues, minimizes down time
- Does not contain n-propyl bromide, trichloroethylene, or perchloroethylene
- Stabilized for metals such as aluminum, magnesium, titanium, and brass
- Noncorrosive, safe for sensitive metals
- Chip Carriers
- Heat Sinks
- Metal Housings and Chassis
- Printed Circuit Boards
- Relays and Contacts
- Surface Mount Device Pads
Vapor Degreaser Setting Guidelines
- Boiling point – 118°F / 48°C
- Boil sump temp set – 127°F / 53°C
- High solvent temp set – 136°F / 58°C
- Refrigerant high temp set – 109°F / 43°C
Note: As with all vapor degreaser equipment and processes, observe all safety precautions, guidelines and operating rules associated with these units. Failure to do so may put operations personnel at risk. Avoid excessive vapor losses, loss of refrigeration, excessive boil sump heat, etc. Make sure all equipment is operated in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines and instructions. If in doubt, contact your manufacturer immediately.
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How can you reduce chemical exposure?
Every organization using hazardous chemicals within their facility has the responsibility to equip their facility and personnel to maintain exposure levels below the TLV. Personal monitoring badges can be used to measure exposure of a specific material. Then, depending on the threshold limit and the application, exposure can be controlled with PPE like masks, face shields, respirators, and even coveralls. If they don’t reduce exposure below the recommended limit, you will need to consider a special ventilation hood or even containment booth. As you can see, as the exposure limit gets down to a certain level, the equipment required to safely use the solvent can get impractical. At that point, your best option is to consider a safer alternative.
How do you know the safe exposure limit of a degreaser, contact cleaner, or flux remover?
The personal hazard associated with a solvent is often defined using Threshold Limit Value (TLV), which is the recommended average exposure in an 8-hour day, 40 hour work week. The lower the TLV of a particular substance, the less a worker can be exposed to without harmful effects. TLV is stated on the SDS of chemical products, in additional to recommended personal protection equipment (or PPE). The threshold limit value of a solvent is generally set by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). The unit of measure is Parts Per Million (PPM).
There are a number of regulations prohibiting the use of chlorinated solvents. Should I be concerned with Trans, which is used in many of your nonflammable cleaners?
No, it should not be a concern. Many of Chemtronics' nonflammable solvents (e.g. Electro-Wash VZ, Flux-Off Tri-V) contain 1,2-trans-dichloroethylene (Trans, CAS# 156-60-5), which has caused confusion. The regulations controlling chlorinated solvents do not generally pertain to Trans. The following are the reasons: Many are confused with “chloro” substances due to the NESHAP requirements. The big 3 chlorinated substances are Perchloroethylene (Perc), Trichloroethylene (TCE), and methylene chloride. The association of those with all chlorinated substances is not valid. NESHAP requirements only refer to restrictions of emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP). Of the nearly 200 substances listed as HAP’s, Trans is not on that list. Reference the following link: https://www.epa.gov/haps/initial-list-hazardous-air-pollutants-modifications. Trans has the same exposure limit (per ACGIH) time-weighted average (TWA) as 2-propanol (IPA) -- 200 ppm. In contrast, n-Propyl Bromide (nPB) is commonly used in vapor degreasers, with TWA established by ACGIH of 10 ppm. It has been proposed to be reduced to 0.1 ppm. nPB is also listed on various carcinogen lists, notably Prop 65.
What spigot or spout do you recommend for your metal 5-gallon and 55-gallon drums?
Metal 5-gallon containers come with a flexible pop-out spout for easy pouring. 55-gallon drums are compatible with standard 2" spouts.
Are Tri-V cleaners good replacements for n-propyl bromide (nPB)?
Yes, Tri-V high performance solvent cleaners are nonflammable, powerful cleaners like nPB, safer than nPB, and are also economically priced.
How do I figure out the shelf life of a product?
The shelf life of a product can be found on either the technical data sheet (TDS), available on the product page, or by looking on the certificate on conformance (COC). The COC can be downloaded by going to https://www.chemtronics.com/coc. Once you have the shelf life, you will need to add it to the manufacture date for a use-by date. The manufacture date can be identified by the batch number. The batch code used on most of our products are manufacture dates in the Julian Date format. The format is YYDDD, where YY = year, DDD = day. For example, 19200 translates to the 200th day of 2019, or July 19, 2019. This webpage explains and provides charts to help interpret our batch numbers: https://www.chemtronics.com/batch-codes.