Vertrel SDG Select Specialty Fluid
Precision Degreasing and Cleaning – Boeing BAC5408 Approved for Vapor Degreasing
Vertrel™ SDG Select is an engineered mixture of nonflammable hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and trans-1,2- dichloroethylene (t-DCE). Vertrel SDG Select has been approved for both the Boeing BAC5408 Vapor Degreasing and Boeing D6-17487 Revision P Solvent Cleaners; General Cleaning Specification Conformity Tests. As a result, it can act as a replacement for other lesser performing or toxic solvents approved by Boeing for Vapor degreasing of aerospace components. The Vertrel SDG Select is formulated to replace trichloroethylene (TCE) and n-propyl bromide (nPB) and perform in applications where maximum cleaning power is needed. It can also be used as a substitute for other cleaners, such as HCFC-225 and its blends, HCFC-141b, HFEs, PFCs, CFCs, and aqueous cleaners, where safety and environmental concerns and/or floor space and cleanliness are at a premium. The Vertrel SDG Select boasts excellent solvency power (Kb value = 95), non-flammability and low surface tension characteristics ideal for the removal of soils, including oils, greases, waxes, and hydraulic fluids. It is also thermally and hydraulically stable if used under recommended conditions.
Features and Benefits
Vertrel™ SDG Select does a good job balancing performance with favorable environmental and worker safety properties:
- Excellent solvency power (Kb value = 95): Superior cleaning performance
- Good solvency for silicone fluids
- Fast-drying: Increases productivity
- Low surface tension: Able to penetrate and clean tight areas
- Compatible with most plastics, elastomers, and metals
- Nonflammable, low toxicity and global warming potential (GWP), zero ozone depletion potential (ODP)
- Existing equipment can be used with minor or no modification. Can be used with ultrasonics
Specification Conformity Tests
Vertrel™ SDG Select has been tested in a variety of industry tests, including:
- Boeing BAC5408 Vapor Degreasing
- Boeing D6-17487 Revision P Solvent Cleaners; General Cleaning
- ARP 1755 B Effect of Cleaning Agent on Aircraft Engine Materials
- Douglas Aircraft Company Type 1: Materials and Procedures for General Exterior Cleaning of Painted and Unpainted Surfaces (General Purpose Cleaner)
Vertrel™ SDG Select is compatible with metals. Plastics that may show signs of softening, swelling, or other changes include acrylics, ABS, and polycarbonate. Elastomers, if affected, will generally revert to within a few percent of original size after air-drying. Prior to use, testing of plastics and elastomers should be performed under conditions expected during normal operation (e.g., time in contact with Vertrel™ SDG Select, Temperature, etc.). For more information on material compatibility, contact our team of technical specialists. Contact with highly basic materials, pH 10 and above, is not recommended.
Vertrel™ SDG Select has zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and low global warming potential (GWP). Vertrel SDG Select is accepted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program as a substitute for ozone-depleting substances (solvent category). It is not SNAP-approved for aerosol packages. Data from acute toxicity studies have demonstrated that Vertrel™ SDG Select has low toxicity. It has a calculated Acceptable Exposure Limit (AEL) of 193 ppm, based on its individual components. AEL is an airborne inhalation exposure limit established by Chemours that specifies time-weighted average (TWA) concentrations to which nearly all workers may be repeatedly exposed without adverse effects. The calculated AEL is in accordance with ACGIH formulas for TLVs for mixtures. Vertrel SDG Select is a slight skin and eye irritant and has low acute inhalation toxicity.
Vertrel SDG Select exhibits no closed cup or open cup flash point and is not classified as a flammable liquid by NFPA or DOT. The product is volatile; and, if allowed to evaporate and mix with air, the vapor may become flammable. The addition of alcohols, such as methanol, ethanol, or isopropanol, to Vertrel™ SDG Select will increase the flammability of Vertrel™ SDG Select. Therefore, it is recommended that alcohol should not be mixed with Vertrel™ SDG Select.
Vertrel SDG Select is thermally stable and does not oxidize or degrade during storage. Store in a clean, dry area. Protect from freezing temperatures. If the solvent is stored below –10 °C (14 °F), mix prior to use. Do not allow stored product to exceed 52 °C (125 °F) to prevent leakage or potential rupture of the container from pressure and expansion.
For various environmental and physical properties, flashpoints, and vapor flammability limits please refer to the Technical Data Sheet under the “Data Sheets” tab on the left side of this screen.
For regulatory information, detailed exposure limits and toxicity-related data, and disposal and recovery options please request a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) through our technical support team.
Miller-Stephenson – An Industrial Leader in Critical Cleaning and Degreasing
Miller-Stephenson started producing aerosols to clean electronics. Today, our mission has expanded to include cleaning answers that utilize the industry’s most innovative technologies. Miller-Stephenson has optimized clean solutions and collaborates with equipment makers around the world. Customers can have cleaning studies with Miller-Stephenson fluids performed at no charge in our state-of-the-art applications laboratory. Our “best-practices” approach to critical cleaning makes Miller-Stephenson products more cost-effective than any competing technology. Lastly, our product stewardship provides a complete solution, from choosing the right solvent through implementation with an emphasis on safety and environmental regulations.