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Fomblin® PFPE Lubricants 

Fomblin® PFPE are fluorinated lubricants representing the best choice when aggressive chemical environments, high temperatures or wide working-temperature ranges are involved.

 
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Typical PropertiesPerformanceApplications

Fomblin® M

Typical Property Fomblin® M Lubricant Grades
M03 M15 M30 M60 M100
Approximate
ISO Grade
15 100 150 320 350
Molecular Weight (AMU) 4,000 8,000 9,800 12,500 12,500
Kinematic Viscosity
(ASTM D445)
         
 20°C (cSt) 30 150 280 550 1,300
 40°C (cSt) 17 85 159 310 700
 100°C (cSt) 5 22 45 86 200
Viscosity Index
(ASTM D2270)
253 286 338 343 375
Pour point (°C)
(ASTM D97)
-85 -75 -65 -60 -50
Evaporation weight loss
(ASTM 2595)
         
 149°C, 22hr (%) 6.5 0.8 - - -
 204°C, 22hr (%) - 3.0 0.7 0.4 0.3
Surface Tension
(ASTM D1331)
20°C (dynes/cm)
23 24 25 25 25
Density
(ASTM D891)
20°C (g/cm3)
1.81 1.83 1.85 1.86 1.87
Four ball E.P. wear tests (IP 239)          
 Init Seiz. load (kg) 316 398 631 500 -
 Welding load (kg) 398 562 631 708 -
 Mean hertz load (kg) 102 114 115 112 -
Four ball wear test
(ASTM D4172 B 75°C,
1 hr, 1200 RPM 40kg)
Avg. scar diameter (mm)
0.74 0.92 0.97 1.21 -

Fomblin® Y

Typical Property Fomblin® Y Lubricant Grades
Y04 Y06 Y25 Y45 YR YPL1500 YR1800
Approximate
ISO Grade
15 22 100 150 320 460 460
Molecular Weight (AMU) 1,500 1,800 3,200 4,100 6,250 6,600 7,250
Kinematic Viscosity
(ASTM D445)
             
 20°C(cSt)  38  60  250  470  1,300  1,500  1,850
 40°C(cSt)  15  22  80  147  345  420  510
 100°C(cSt)  3.2  3.9  10  16  33  40  47
Viscosity Index
(ASTM D2270)
60 70 108 117 135 135 135
Pour point (°C)
(ASTM D97)
-58 -50 -35 -30 -25 -25 -20
Evaporation weight loss
(ASTM 2595)
             
 120°C,
 22hr (%)
9 6 - - - - -
 149°C,
 22hr (%)
- 20 2 0.7 0.5 0.3 -
 204°C,
 22hr (%)
- - 15 1.7 1.2 0.9 0.5
Surface Tension
(ASTM D1331)
20°C (g/cm3)
21 21 22 22 24 24 24
Density
(ASTM D891)
20°C (g/cm3)
1.87 1.88 1.90 1.91 1.91 1.91 1.92
Four ball E.P.
wear tests
(IP 239)
             
 Init Seiz. load (kg) 224 282 282 251 282 355 316
 Welding load (kg) 355 398 398 477 708 708 501
 Mean hertz
 load (kg)
84 107 115 122 124 126 118
Four ball wear test
(ASTM D4172 B 75°C, 1 hr, 1200 RPM 40kg) Avg. scar diameter (mm)
0.51 0.63 0.66 0.81 0.90 0.95 1.2

Fomblin® Y L-VAC

Typical Property UnitsFomblin® Y LVAC Grades
06/6 14/6 16/6 25/6
Average molecular weight a.m.u. 1,800 2,500 2,700 3,300
Specific Gravity
(20°C) (68°F)
g/cm3 1.88 1.89 1.89 1.90
Kinematic Viscosity
(20°C) (68°F)
cSt 64 148 168 276
Viscosity Index
(20°C) (68°F)
  71 97 110 113
Vapor Pressure torr        
 @25°C (68°F)   8*10-7 1*10-7 2*10-6 6*10-8
 @100°C (212°F)   3*10-3 2*10-4 2*10-4 6*10-5
Pour Point °C(°F) -50(-58) -45(-49) -45(-49) -35(-31)
Heat of Vaporization
(200°C) (392°F)
cal/g 11 8 8 7
Surface Tension dyne/cm 21 22 22 22
Evaporation Loss
(22 hrs; 149°C for
14/6, 16/6, and 25/6,
120°C for 06/6)
% by wt. 2.8 2.6 3.9 0.6
Ultimate total
pressure
torr 1.7*10-3 1.4*10-3 2.4*10-3 1.2*10-3
Specific oil
consumption
cm3/hr 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.7

Fomblin® Y H-VAC

Typical Property UnitsFomblin® Y HVAC Grades
18/8 25/9 40/11 140/13
Average molecular weight a.m.u. 2,800 3,400 4,100 6,600
Specific gravity (20°C) (68°F) g/cm3 1.89 1.90 1.91 1.92
Flash Point   None None None None
Kinematic Viscosity cSt        
 @20°C (68°F)   190 285 474 1508
 @100°C (212°F)   9 12 - -
 @200°C (392°F)   2 2.6 - -
Pour point (°C) -42 -35 -32 -23
Refractive index, n20D
@20°C (68°F)
(°C) 1.300 1.300 1.301 1.304
Specific heat @38°C (100°F) cal/g 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.24
Surface tension @25°C (77°F) dyne/cm 20 20 20 20
Heat of vaporization
(200°C)(392°F)
cal/g 9 7 7 5

Fomblin® W

Typical Property Fomblin® W Lubricant Grades
W150 W500 W800
Molecular Weight (AMU) 4,500 7,200 7,400
Kinematic Viscosity (ASTM D445)      
 20°C (cSt) 153 543 800
 40°C (cSt) 72 208 277
 100°C (cSt) 16 34 41
Viscosity Index
(ASTM D2270)
236 209 204
Pour point (°C)
(ASTM D97)
-68 -46 -39
Evaporation weight loss
(ASTM 2595)
     
 149°C, 22hr (%) 1.4 0.1 0.1
 204°C, 22hr (%) 13.5 0.9 0.5
Density (ASTM D891)
20°C (g/cm3)
1.86 1.89 1.90
Four ball E.P. wear tests (IP 239)      
 Init Seiz. load (kg) 316 562 501
 Welding load (kg) 398 631 708
 Mean hertz load (kg) 102 114 112
Four ball wear test
(ASTM D4172 B 75°C,
1 hr, 1200 RPM 40kg)
Avg. scar diameter (mm)
0.70 0.90 1.10

Fomblin® Z

Typical Property Fomblin® Z Lubricant Grades
Z03 Z15 Z25 Z60
Approximate ISO grade 15 100 150 320
Molecular weight (AMU) 4,000 8,000 9,500 13,000
Kinematic viscosity (ASTM D445)        
 20°C (cSt) 30 160 263 600
 40°C (cSt) 18 92 157 355
 100°C (cSt) 5.6 28 49 98
Viscosity index (ASTM D2270) 317 334 358 360
Pour point (°C) (ASTM D97) -90 -80 -75 -63
Evaporation weight loss (ASTM 2595)        
 149°C, 22 hr (%) 6.0 0.2 - -
 204°C, 22 hr (%) - 1.2 0.4 0.2
Surface tension (ASTM D1331)
20°C (dynes/cm)
23 24 25 25
Density (ASTM D891) 20°C (g/cm3) 1.82 1.84 1.85 1.85
Four ball E.P. wear tests (IP 239)        
 Init Seiz. Load (kg) 355 400 501 501
 Welding Load (kg) 447 631 631 631
 Mean Hertz Load(kg) 104 123 118 118
Four ball wear test (ASTM D4172 B
75°C, 1 hr, 1200 RPM 40 kg)
Avg. scar diameter (mm)
0.60 0.66 0.90 0.93

 

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