Opteon SF10 | High Performance Specialty Fluid
Precision Cleaning and Carrier Fluid, Ultra-low GWP, Non-Flammable, Excellent Alternative to Vertrel XF
Opteon SF10 carrier fluid is a clear, colorless, nonflammable, thermally stable, fluorinated fluid developed in response to worldwide market demand for a low environmental impact solvent for cleaning, as a carrier fluid, and many other applications. The fluid has a boiling point of 110 °C (230 °F), zero ozone depletion potential (ODP), and a very low global warming potential (GWP) of 2.5 (100-yr ITH). Opteon™ SF10 carrier fluid is appropriate to replace PFCs, PFPEs, HFEs, HFCs, and HCFCs in carrier fluid applications.
Typical Applications of Opteon SF10
- Cleaning agent
- Carrier fluid in coatings and adhesives
- Aerosol solvent
Safety, Toxicity, and Environmental
Opteon SF10 carrier fluid is a nonflammable fluid and does not become flammable during boiling or evaporation with thermal stability up to more than 175 °C (347 °F). The material has safe toxicity profile in mammalian studies, and it’s not a skin or eye irritant in laboratory tests. In environmental studies, Opteon™ SF10 carrier fluid exhibited low concern for aquatic life. The occupational exposure limits for Opteon™ SF10 carrier fluid is 500 ppm. Results of extensive toxicity testing studies are available in the Safety Data Sheet.
|Property||Opteon™ SF10 Carrier Fluid|
|Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP)||0|
|Global Warming Potential (GWP) 100-yr ITH||2.5|
|Atmospheric Lifetime||<10 days|
|Volatile Organic Compound||Not yet determined|
Physical Properties of Opteon SF10
Recommended operating range in heat transfer applications: -80 to 105 °C (-112 to 221 °F).
|Property (at 25 °C [77 °F])||Units||Opteon™SF10
|Boiling Point||°C (°F)||110 (230)|
|Freezing Point||°C (°F)||< -90 (<-130)|
|Critical Temperature||°C (°F)||240 (464)|
|Liquid Density||kg/m^3 (lb/gal)||1580 (13.1)|
|Liquid Specific Heat||kJ/kg-K||1|
|Liquid Thermal Conductivity||W/m-K||0.065|
|Heat of Vaporization||kJ/kg||115|
|Solubility in Water||ppm (w/w)||<1|
|Water Solubility||ppm (w/w)||80|
|Flash Point, CC, ASTM D56||–||None|
|Flash Point, OC, ASTM D1310||–||None|
|Vapor Flammability, ASTM E681||–||None|
Please refer to the following equation to predict vapor pressure as a function of temperature.
Vapor Pressure (kPa) = exp(14.65 – 3280/[T + 216.4]) T in °C
Storage and Handling for Opteon SF10
Opteon SF10 carrier fluid is thermally stable, does not oxidize or degrade during storage, and has no shelf life. Store product in a clean dry area, protect from freezing temperatures, and do not allow stored container to exceed 52 °C ( 125.6 °F). Package sizes for Opteon™ SF10 carrier fluid are available in 6 and 15 kg net weight in high density polyethylene containers and in 300 kg stainless steel drums. When pumping or transferring Opteon™ SF10 carrier fluid from a drum, a braided stainless steel hose is recommended. If a flexible hose is desired, a static charge dissipation hose is recommended, i.e., one constructed with carbon black-filled nylon inner core conductive material.
The temperature dependence of liquid density for Opteon™ SF10 carrier fluid is shown below
The temperature dependence of liquid viscosity for Opteon™ SF10 carrier fluid is shown below.
Critical Heat Flux
The critical heat flux of Opteon SF10 carrier fluid was estimated at 16 W/cm^2, but the actual value in use will depend on heater geometry and operating conditions. It is recommended that users consult with their local Opteon™ specialty fluids representative for applications requiring a heat flux greater than 12 W/cm^2.
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