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AeroTron-100™ is a Direct nPB Replacement

AeroTron-100™ cleans as effectively as nPB in vapor degreasing and cold wipe.

AeroTron-100™ is as effective as nPB in cleaning a variety of contaminants from fabricating oils to abrasives in vapor degreasing and cold wipe cleaning. AeroTron-100™ is a high performance parts cleaning solvent that is an environmentally sound, direct nPB replacement solvent with an excellent Health & Safety profile. AeroTron-100™ is a non-flammable, affordable, fluorinated vapor degreasing solvent that is ideal for replacing n Propyl Bromide with no boosting or bath testing required.

Use AeroTron-100™ vapor degreasing solvent instead of nPB when you want to have a solvent parts cleaner that works like nPB without the detrimental health and safety impacts.

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AeroTron<sup>®</sup>-100 vapor degreasing solvent performance

Excellent for Vapor & Ultrasonic Cleaning

  • No special equipment modifications required for vapor degreasing
  • Health & safety upgrade from nPB
  • Use as a direct, drop-in nPB replacement in your vapor degreaser
  • Easy to switch over to AeroTron-100™

AeroTron-100™ Means Improved Health & Safety Profile - 150 PPM

Excellent Health & Safety Profile as Compared to nPB

AeroTron-100™ Benefits are Significant:
  • EXCELLENT WORK PLACE RECOMMENDATION - Very favorable workplace recommendation of 150 ppm TLV-TWA for AeroTron-100™ compared to 10ppm for nPB.
  • NO TOXICITY - n Propyl Bromide is a suspected human carcinogen based on recent test results from the NTP and n Propyl Bromide has reproductive toxicity. AeroTron-100™'s components do not have these characteristics.
  • NO HYDROLYSIS REACTION - n Propyl Bromide is vulnerable to creating acid in the presence of water and is stabilized against this. The amount of stabilizer in nPB needs to be tested frequently to make sure there are sufficient stabilizers in the solution. AeroTron-100™ is stable in the presence of water.
  • BETTER PERFORMANCE - similar to nPB in that:
    • No residue & fast evaporating
    • Azeotropic formulation
    • Not NESHAP regulated
    • Does not require special reporting
    • Ships via common carrier
    • Can be used in your current vapor degreasing equipment
Regulatory AeroTron-100™ nPB
NESHAP Reporting Not Required Not Required
IARC Cancer Classification None - Not Listed Suspected
Manufacturer's Workplace Exposure Guidelines 150 ppm - 8 hour TWA 10 ppm - 8 hour TWA
RCRA NON-Hazardous Waste NON-Hazardous Waste
Department of Transportation (DOT) NOT Regulated NOT Regulated
Title V Permit NOT Required NOT Required
OSHA HAZCOM Record Keeping/Reporting NOT Required Hazard Warning Required
Prop 65, CA Yes Yes
Clean Water Act NOT Regulated NOT Regulated
VOC Yes, but variable Yes, 100%
US-EPA SNAP Approved Yes Yes

AeroTron-100™ Plastic Compatability Testing

Plastic AeroTron-100™ Resistance Plastic AeroTron-100™ Resistance
POM Excellent HDPE Excellent
ABS Poor PEI Excellent
CPVC Fair PPO Poor
ETFE Excellent PP Fair
NYL Excellent PS Poor
PBT Excellent PSU Poor
PEEK Excellent PVC Poor
PVDF Excellent PU Fair
PC Fair PTFE Excellent

AeroTron-100™ Metal Compatability Testing

METHODS MIL.T-81533A 4.4.9 and TMO193-2000

Metal AeroTron-100™ Compatible Metal AeroTron-100™ Compatible
Aluminum 1050 Yes Mild Steel Yes
Al-Bronze 614 Yes Carbon Steel Yes
Copper Yes Stainless 303 Yes
Naval Brass 464 Yes Stainless 316 Yes
Tin-Bronze 903 Yes Stainless 330 Yes
Tin Yes Tungsten-Carbide Yes
Hastalloy-B Yes 5 Sn/95 Pb Yes
Inconel 600 Yes 70 Sn/30 Pb Yes
Nickel Yes Titanium 5-2.5 Yes
Zinc Yes Silver Solder B AG8 Yes
Lead Yes Silver Yes
Magnesium Yes Gold Yes

Typical Applications by Industry

Aerospace

Use AeroTron-100™ vapor degreasing solvent for the removal of greases, oils, silicone, masking waxes, masking lacquers, NDT dye penetrants, drawing lubricants, coolant residues and adhesives. Also ultrasonic vapor degreasing for removal of metal fines, polishing abrasives and blasting media.

Electronics

Removal of flux and flux residues, polar and non-polar contamination, cleaning of electrical assemblies and fingerprints.

Optics

Cleaning of potting and masking waxes and fingerprints.

Metal Fabrication & Coating

Cleaning prior to coating, welding, brazing, or adhesive bonding.
Use for vapor degreasing, ultrasonic cleaning and cold wipe cleaning processes to achieve near residue free surface cleanliness prior to plating, painting, physical vapor deposition (PVD) or robotic welding, vacuum brazing, or adhesive bonding of metal parts.

Getting Started with AeroTron-100™ Is Easy!

With these Performance Validation Options:

  1. Complimentary Test Cleaning of Sample Parts By Vapor Degreasing
    Reliance has a complete test cleaning and vapor degreasing lab outfitted with our ULTRA™ Model Vapor Degreasing Systems which include ultrasonic, immersion, vapor rinse, spray, automated basket handing, rotation and multi-dip cleaning process capabilities. We will clean your sample parts in our Part Cleaning Lab in our AeroTron-100™ solvent and return your sample parts to you for your performance evaluation along with an AeroTron-100™ Part Cleaning Report and a reference video of the cleaning.
  2. Complimentary Sample of AeroTron-100™
    Reliance is pleased to provide you with a sample of AeroTron-100™ for comparative testing at your facility.
  3. Come to Reliance and Visit Together, we can clean your parts in an ULTRA™ Vapor Degreaser filled with AeroTron-100™ and discuss your application, assess process steps, determine optimal processing time frames and validate the advantages and performance of AeroTron-100™ in person.
Reliance Specialty Products

Reliance manufactures a comprehensive vapor degreasing offering: The ULTRA™ state-of-the-art vapor degreaser system and AeroTron-100™ Solvents.

Easy Change Over From NPB to AeroTron-100™

Performance Properties AeroTron-100™ nPB
Boiling Point 116° F / 47° C 160° F / 71° C
Flash Point, by ASTM D93-TCC None None
Evaporation Rate Quickly & Completely Quickly
Azeotropic Composition Yes Yes
Broad Metal Compatibility Yes Yes
Hydrolysis Highly Stable Not stable-requires stabilizers
Distillable Yes Yes
Kauri Butanol Value 93 130
Non-Volatile Residue < 10 ppm < 10 ppm
Odor Very Mild Strong

No special ASTM procedures are needed to switch from nPB solvent to AeroTron-100™.

Essentially:

  1. DRAIN: the vapor degreaser sumps (using solvent transfer pump), spray reserve tank, water separator and filtration tank of old solvent.
  2. SET: the temperature control settings for 116 F (47 C)
  3. FILL: the boil sump and immersion sump with AeroTron-100™

Use AeroTron-100™ for Asphalt Extraction

AeroTron-100™ can be used as effectively as nPB in asphalt extraction.

Because AeroTron-100™ is non-flammable, it is suitable for use in any asphalt extraction process. It is very fast acting and removes the bitumen / tar easily from samples.

Recycle solvent waste disposal program

AeroTron-100™ is Easy to Dispose of with our Free-To-Use Waste Disposal Program

As part of our comprehensive solvent support, Reliance Specialty Products provides a free to use AeroTron-100™ spent solvent waste disposal program. This program ensures your solvent is disposed of properly and ensures a responsible end to your solvent usage.

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Excellent Technical Support for Seamless Transition

ULTRA™ vapor degreasers

Reliance Specialty Products is the world-class leading manufacturer of both vapor degreasing equipment and vapor degreasing solvents. At Reliance, we take a comprehensive, systemic approach to solvent parts cleaning. Our vapor degreasing equipment manufacturing expertise combined with our years of working with a variety of solvent cleaning options make us able to support our customers in a variety of practical ways. We are here to help you easily switch over to AeroTron-100™ and support your transition into an effective solvent that is better for your company, your people and the environment.

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