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Thermal Management



3M heat transfer fluids are used in many critical semiconductor manufacturing applications, from direct cooling and automated testing to etching, ion implantation, photolithography and more. These dielectric heat transfer fluids require little maintenance and will not damage electronic equipment or integrated circuits in the event of a leak or other failure. Systems using 3M heat transfer fluids offer not only dependable performance, but in many cases have been shown to be less costly and easier to maintain than those using DI water.

Product Families

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids were developed to provide an outstanding balance of performance, safety and environmental properties. These segregated hydrofluoroether (HFE) products offer:

  • Zero ozone depletion potential
  • Low global warming potential
  • Low toxicity
  • Compatibility with a wide range of metals, plastics, and elastomers

They are also nonflammable and are not classified as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). We recommend the following Novec Engineered Fluids for your thermal management needs:

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluid HFE-7000
3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluid HFE-7100
3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluid HFE-7200
3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluid 7300
3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluid HFE-7500

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids

New fluid technology offering zero ozone depletion potential (ODP), low global warming potential, and low toxicity. Non-flammable. For use in industrial and commercial cleaning, lubricant deposition, heat transfer and a wide variety of specialty applications.

3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquids




3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquids

A family of clear, colorless, odorless perfluorinated fluids - have set the standard in the electronics industry for over 40 years and have been used for many direct contact electronic cooling applications for military and computer applications. They meet the demanding and diverse requirements of many thermal management and direct contact heat transfer, manufacturing and testing applications.

3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquids are part of a family of fully-fluorinated compounds known as perfluorocarbons, or PFCs. Nonflammable 3M™ Fluorinert™ liquids have a high dielectric constant and are available in a wide range of boiling points. They offer good materials compatibility, low toxicity, and zero ozone depletion potential.

Please note that 3M™ Fluorinert™ liquids have high global warming potentials and long atmospheric lifetimes. As such, their use should be carefully managed to minimize emissions. We recommend the following Fluorinert liquids for your thermal management application:

Key features and benefits:

  • Thermally and chemically stable, with no chlorine or hydrogen atoms
  • Practically non-toxic through normal routes of industrial exposure
  • Odorless, colorless, and non-flammable, with a viscosity similar to water
  • Good materials compatability

Products

3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquid FC-40

This fully-fluorinated liquid is ideal for use in many single-phase heat transfer applications - especially in the semiconductor manufacturing industry - and is widely used in testing applications.

3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquid FC-43

A unique combination of properties makes Fluorinert liquid FC-43 ideal for many electronics applications, including heat transfer, vapor phase reflow soldering, and many electronic quality and reliability tests.

3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquid FC-70

A unique combination of properties and a high boiling point (215 deg C) makes this liquid ideal for many electronics applications, including high temperature heat transfer, vapor phase reflow soldering and many electronic quality and reliability tests.

3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquid FC-72

Thermally and chemically stable, Fluorinert liquid FC-72 is an ideal choice for low temperature heat transfer applications. Its properties also make it useful in selected electronic testing applications.

3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquid FC-770

The wide liquid range of Fluorinert liquid FC-770 (-127 deg C to 95 deg C) allows its use in heat transfer applications in the semiconductor industry, and also makes it useful in electronics testing.

3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquid FC-3283

This fully-fluorinated liquid is ideal for use in many single-phase heat transfer applications, especially in the semiconductor manufacturing industry.

3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquid FC-3284

FC-3284 is used in many single phase heat transfer applications in semiconductor and other manufacturing industries.

Product Documentation

PDF3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquid FC-770 Product Information Sheet PDF 78k

PDF3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquids for Electronics Manufacturing - Data Sheet PDF 55.3k

PDFThermal Management Fluids for the Electronics Industry - Brochure PDF 582.4k

PDF3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquid FC-40 - Data Sheet PDF 31k

PDF3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquids for Electronic Reliability Testing - Data Sheet PDF 42k

PDFFluorochemicals in Heat Transfer Applications Frequently Asked Questions PDF 233k

PDF3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquid FC-43 - Data Sheet PDF 32k

PDF3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquids for Vapor Phase Reflow Soldering PDF 31k

PDF3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquid FC-70 - Data Sheet PDF 32k

PDF3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquid FC-72 - Data Sheet PDF 31k

PDF3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquid FC-3283 - Data Sheet PDF 28k

PDF3M™ Fluorinert™ Electronic Liquid FC-3284 - Data Sheet PDF 30.6k

PDF3M™ Used Fluid Return Program Flyer PDF 457k


Application Tips

Applications may vary by product:

  • High-voltage and dielectric testing
  • A variety of heat transfer applications
  • Cooling and thermal management during the manufacturing processes
  • Electronic reliability, hermetic seal/gross leak, and thermal shock testing
  • Vapor phase reflow soldering applications, including:
    • BGA attach
    • Fluxless fusion of circuit board electroplating
    • Conventional through-hole or SMT circuit assembly reflow
    • Assembly of metal components having complex geometric shapes