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AeroTron™-AV degreasing solvent

Aerospace Vapor Degreasing Solvent

AeroTron™-AV is a powerful, advanced fluorinated vapor degreasing solvent that provides precision cleaning with the pedigree required for the aerospace industry. AeroTron™-AV is non-flammable and specially formulated for metal, plastic and elastomer compatibility in aerospace cleaning. It is a direct replacement for chlorinated solvents: TCE and PERC and nPB-based solvents. Contact us today for more information or a free test sample.

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Advantages of AeroTron™-AV:

  • No-hydrolysis reaction— Does not require acid testing or boosting
  • Conforms to Boeing specifications: BSS 7424, ARP 1755B, ADS-61S-PRF, PWA 33604 Hot Corrosion and PWA 36604 Stress Corrosion
  • Non-Flammable— has no flash point
  • Drop-In replacement for TCE, PERC and nPB
  • US-EPA SNAP approved (Significant New Alternative Policy)
  • Approved to ASTM-D-6368
  • Can be used to clean Titanium

AeroTron™-AV Means Improved Health & Safety Profile - 150 ppm

Excellent for Vapor Degreasing & Ultrasonic Cleaning

  • No special equipment modifications required for vapor degreasing
  • Health and safety upgrade from nPB, TCE, Perc & MC
  • Use as a direct, drop-in replacement in your vapor degreaser
  • Easy to switch over to AeroTron™-AV

Aerospace Conformance Tests - AeroTron™-AV

  1. ADS-61A-PRF - Performance Specification for Army Aircraft Cleaners - Aqueous and Solvent
  2. ARP-1755B - Effect of Cleaning Agents on Aircraft Engine Materials
  3. PWA 36604 - Hot Corrosion Testing
  4. PWA 36604 - Stress Corrosion Testing (ASTM F-945)
  5. BSS7432 - Evaluation of Airplane Maintenance Materials includes:
    • Sandwich Corrosion
    • Paint Softening
    • Hydrogen Embrittlement
    • Stress Corrosion Cracking
AeroTron<sup>®</sup>-100 vapor degreasing solvent performance

Ideal Drop-In Replacement for Chlorinated & Brominated Solvents: Trichloroethylene, Perchloroethylene & n Propyl Bromide

AeroTron™-AV is a drop-in replacement for TCE, PERC, MC & nPB in aerospace vapor degreasing and ultrasonic cleaning. The physical properties (no flash point, azeotropic, 116°F boiling point, solvency power, stability and easy distillation) and make AeroTron™-AV ideal for replacing harsher solvents.

Performance Properties AeroTron™-AV
Boiling Point 116° F / 47° C
Flash Point, by ASTM D93-TCC None
Evaporation Rate Quickly & Completely
Azeotropic Composition for Vapor Degreasing Yes
Broad Metal Compatibility Yes
Hydrolysis Highly Stable
Distillable Yes
Kauri Butanol Value 93
Non-Volatile Residue < 10 ppm
Water Content, max 50 ppm
Odor Very Mild

AeroTron™-AV is Cost Effective

We recognize that the total cost of cleaning is more than just the cost of the solvent. That is why with AeroTron™-AV not only will you find a competitively priced product, but a full compliment of support personnel, and performance characteristics that enhance the cost effectiveness of choosing AeroTron™-AV:

Technical/Physical Properties AeroTron™-AV
Specific Gravity, 25/25°C 1.28 to 1.32
Specific Heat, 25°C, cal/g 0.27
Latent Heat, cal/g 66.9
Viscosity, 25°C, cps 0.49
Vapor Pressure, atm 0.52
Vapor Density (Air =1) 5.2
Water Solubility (g/AV ml) 0.15
Surface Tension (dyn/cm) 19.5
Flammability Limits LEL/UEL 7% - 14.0%
Environmental, Regulatory & Health Profile AeroTron™-AV
US-EPA SNAP Program Approved for Solvent Cleaning
Global Warming Potential (GWP) All components deemed acceptable by US-EPA SNAP Program—No phase out pending
Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) 0
Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) < 75%
NESHAP—Halogenated Solvent Cleaning Regulations Not Regulated
Transportation Not regulated for transport in 1, 5, 30 & 55 gallon containers
IARC Cancer Classification None – Not Listed
Manufacturer’s Overall Workplace Exposure Guideline 150 ppm—8 hour TWA; 300 ppm—15 minute ceiling (see SDS for further details)

Expert Technical Support With Every Drum

Best of all, with AeroTron™-AV, the Reliance Technical Support Engineering Team is behind you. We are confident that our expertise in solvent chemistries, vapor degreasing equipment and regulatory compliance will allow us to provide the correct solution to solve any cleanliness, productivity or regulatory issues that you may have. Our technical personnel would be happy to assist you in your switch to AeroTron™-AV. We provide turn-key, value-added technical support to help in your transition.

Turn-key vapor degreasing systems

Our Comprehensive Transition Success Program Includes Two Key Phases:

Phase A - Validation Performance Testing

  • Free test sample of AeroTron™-AV
  • Free performance testing of sample parts
  • Full range of vapor degreasing & ultrasonic capability in the Reliance Vapor Degreaser Test Cleaning Labs for large and small parts

Phase B - Switch-Over & Continuing Production Services:

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Aerospace Conformance Testing

AeroTron™-AV comes with the pedigree aerospace manufacturers can trust.

Airplane Maintenance Material Testing
Boeing Specification Support BSS 7432
Test Result
Sandwich Corrosion Test Conforms
Paint Softening Test Conforms
Hydrogen Embrittlement Test Conforms
Stress Corrosion Cracking Conforms
AeroTron™-AV Technical Brochure
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Hot Corrosion Testing
PWA 36603 Appendix A
Alloy Temperature Test Result
AMS 5544 (Waspaloy) 1600°F Conforms
AMS 5536 (Hastalloy X) 1600°F Conforms
AMS 5608 (Haynes 188) 1600°F Conforms
AMS 5508 (Greek Ascoloy) 1050°F Conforms
AMS 6359 (4340 Steel) 750°F Conforms
AMS 4037 (2024-T3 Aluminum) 600°F Conforms
AMS 4375 (Magnesium) 600°F Conforms
Stress Corrosion Testing
ASTM F-945 (Method A)
Metal Outcome Test Result
AMS 4911 Titanium No Evidence of Cracking Conforms
AMS 4916 Titanium No Evidence of Cracking Conforms

ARP1755 STOCK LOSS TESTING - Effect of Cleaning Agents on Aircraft Engine

Uncoated Panels Test Result
AMS 4037 Aluminum Conforms
AMS 4640 Aluminum Bronze Conforms
AMS 5582 Colbalt Conforms
AMS 5537 Colbalt Conforms
AMS 4507 Copper Conforms
IMI - 685 Conforms
AMS 4375 Magnesium Conforms
AMS 4424 (AZ 92) Magnesium Conforms
AMS 4442 Magnesium Conforms
Mar-M -002 Conforms
AMS 5536 Nickel Conforms
AMS 5544 Nickel Conforms
AMS 5596 Nickel Conforms
AMS 5661 Nickel Conforms
AMS 5040 Steel Conforms
AMS 5504 Steel - Corrosion Resistant Conforms
AMS 5508 Steel - Corrosion Resistant Conforms
Electroplated Panels Test Result
AMS 4037/AMS 2437 Anodic Treatment Conforms
AMS 5504/AMS 2400 Cadmium Plating Conforms
AMS 5504/AMS 2406 Chromium Plating Conforms
AMS 5504/AMS 2410 Silver Plating Conforms
AMS 5504/AMS 2416 Ni-Cad Plating Conforms
AMS 5504 / AMS 2418 Copper Plating Conforms
AMS 5504/AMS 2424 Nickel Plating Conforms
Plasma Coated Panels Test Result
AMS 4911/AMS 2437-3 Conforms
AMS 5504 /AMS 2437-2 Conforms
AMS 5504/AMS 2437-3 Conforms