From aerospace to medical applications, any system that is exposed to pure oxygen needs to be incredibly clean. If pure oxygen makes contact with solvent or organic residue somewhere within the system it can result in fire or explosion hazards. 3M™ Novec™ provides a simple, easy-to-use solution for a residue-free clean in any oxygen service application.
Why Use Novec™ for Oxygen Part Cleaning?
Novec™ Engineered Fluids deliver a powerful solution that provides incredible cleaning performance for oxygen parts and systems. Novec™ 7100 and Novec™ 71DE fluids exhibit exceptional characteristics and can be used in a range of liquid oxygen (LOX) and gaseous oxygen (GOX) systems. In many applications Novec™ outperforms water-based cleaners at a lower overall cost.
Novec™ Engineered Fluids also provide:
Very Low Surface Tension
High Solvency Performance
Novec™ Engineered Fluids can be used for and comply with ASTM G93 and CGA G-4.1 oxygen service cleaning.
What Oxygen Parts Can I Clean with Novec™?
Novec™ Engineered Fluids exhibit fantastic cleaning performance on a diverse range of substrates and part types. A list of common parts and components is listed here, but is not all encompassing.
Tubes and Piping
Storage Tanks and Vessels
Spools and Coils
Nozzles and Valves
Gauges and Meters
Manifolds and More
Novec™ products have been tested and approved for use in a wide range of oxygen parts cleaning processes by governmental, industrial, and military organizations. Novec™ 71 DE provides a complete cleaning, rinsing and drying agent solution and Novec™ 7100 can be used to completely flush the system once cleaning is complete.