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Vapour Degreasing Products | Archive | Ensolv v Trichloroethylene
CONTENT ON THIS PAGE IS RETAINED FOR INFORMATION ONLY
DUE TO n-Propyl bromide now being included in Annex 14 of REACH

EnviroTech Europe Ltd (ETE) continue to publish it as historical information and to record changes occurring in legislation which have affected decisions on formulations and equipment used in vapour degreasing - the most effective, quickest, flexible and cheapest cleaning system used in industry.

EnSolv® invented and patented by EnviroTech has been a market leader all over the world for vapour degreasing. It is based on n-bromopropane (nPB) which now cannot be used as a vapour degreaser within the UK or EU without authorisation.

Archived information about EnSolv®  can be found using the Discontinued Products & Resources navigation menu on this page.

Using experience accumulated over 40 years supplying and supporting users of the vapour degreasing process ETE specialists have developed “drop in” alternatives:
ProSolv®, ProSolv5408e®  and EnSolv CC-A® give the same or improved level of performance and economy as the original EnSolv® products.

Please contact our advisers who are available to discuss your needs and propose the best replacement product.

Or please click here to return to our vapour degreasing products homepage for information about our current products.Critical Cleaning Solvent

EnSolv CC-A

Comparison of physical properties of EnSolv® and Trichloroethylene

Technical Information

 EnSolv® Trichloroethylene
Boiling Point °C70°C87°C
Evaporation Rate n-butyl
acetate = 1 ASTM-D35397
4.53.0
Kuari Butanol Value129129
Specific Gravity @25°C1.311.46
Viscosity @ 25°C cp0.490.55
Vapour Pressure (mm Hg)14368
Vapour Density4.34.5
Specific Heat0.270.23
Latent Heat of vaporization (cal/gm)58.857.2
Water Solubility (gm/100ml)0.250.1
Surface Tension @ 20°C (Dynes/cm)26.132.0
Dielectric Strength (volts)18,00030,000
Flammability Limits (vol%)3.8-9.511-5-27.2
Flash Point Abel Closed CupNoneNone
Auto-decomposition Temperature (°C)400420
Global Warming Potential GWP0.031No Data
Ozone Depletion Potential ODP0.0050.0003
Atmospheric Lifetime (days)24.710

Comparison of physical properties of Ensolv and Trichloroethylene

Technical Information

 EnSolv® Trichloroethylene
Boiling Point °C70°C87°C
Evaporation Rate n-butyl
acetate = 1 ASTM-D35397
4.53.0
Kuari Butanol Value129129
Specific Gravity @25°C1.311.46
Viscosity @ 25°C cp0.490.55
Vapour Pressure (mm Hg)14368
Vapour Density4.34.5
Specific Heat0.270.23
Latent Heat of vaporization (cal/gm)58.857.2
Water Solubility (gm/100ml)0.250.1
Surface Tension @ 20°C (Dynes/cm)26.132.0
Dielectric Strength (volts)18,00030,000
Flammability Limits (vol%)3.8-9.511-5-27.2
Flash Point Abel Closed CupNoneNone
Auto-decomposition Temperature (°C)400420
Global Warming Potential GWP0.031No Data
Ozone Depletion Potential ODP0.0050.0003
Atmospheric Lifetime (days)24.710

Relative evaporation rate of EnSolv®
Compared to a range of alternative cleaning solvents.
Compared to n-Butyl Acetate.
Larger numbers signify faster evaporation rates.

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Vapour degreasing solvents are supplied and supported by EnviroTech Europe Ltd.  Manufactured in the United Kingdom and available on short delivery times through our dedicated team of distributors in Europe and the Middle East.

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