Specialty fluids are used in a variety of applications within the aerospace industry during the manufacturing process, in flight and for maintenance purposes.
Defluxing / cleaning of electronics
Electronics and circuits within the aerospace industry are critical in ensuring reliable and safe flight. Acota’s ranges of specialty fluids are used extensively in the printed circuit board (PCB) industry to remove residual solder flux.
The cleaning of liquid oxygen and gaseous oxygen (LOX / GOX) lines can be a hazardous undertaking. Any contaminant that comes into contact with pure oxygen has the potential to react violently so compatibility with the cleaning solvent is crucial.
3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids HFE-7100 and HFE-71DE are a long-term sustainable solution for many critical LOX/GOX applications, which have previously used CFCs and HCFCs. HFE-7100 is approved for cleaning and cleanliness verification of oxygen lines and systems at the NASA facilities responsible for the space shuttle.