Nonflammable Coolant Solutions for Pharmaceutical & Chemical
Pharma & Chemical Processing Solutions
Temperature control in pharmaceutical and chemical processing is incredibly important, but many of the coolant solutions can pose a threat to health and safety in your facility. Upgrade your solutions today to Novec™ from 3M™ and rest easy knowing you’ve chosen the safest cooling solution.
Low Temperature Control - Pharmaceutical & Chemical
Lyophilizers or industrial scale freeze dryers are used in a large variety of chemical & pharmaceutical processing and involve complex mechanisms and precise temperature control. Traditionally, the go-to heat transfer materials have been CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons), TCE (trichloroethylene), methylene chloride or silicone-based oils. These materials, although effective thermal solutions, exhibit significant safety hazards or are environmentally damaging.
Common safety concerns amongst these traditional chemistries involve high levels of flammability, excessive toxicity concerns, or significant contribution to climate change & ozone damage.
Why use a Novec™ Engineered Fluid?
3M has designed the entire Novec™ product line with safety, health & sustainability as an utmost priority. The Novec™ Engineered Fluids are non-flammable, have a low delivered toxicity and provide zero ozone depletion potential (ODP). These fluids also do not contribute to the formation of photochemical smog and have been exempted from the U.S. EPA definition of VOC (volatile organic compounds).
Zero Ozone Depletion
Many of the Novec™ Engineered fluids have been successfully qualified for use in industrial lyophilizers and freeze dryer systems. These fluids are commonly used for precise temperature cooling in jacketed reactor kettles and can meet the incredible performance demands & challenges that cause many other solutions to fail.
Figure 1. Example Diagram of a Secondary Cooling Loop