Trichloroethylene
Trichloroethylene

Chemical Name: Trichloroethylene
Commercial Name: Trichloroethylene Technical

PRESENTATION

No.

PROPERTY

M.U.

ALLOWABLE CONDITIONS

1.

Aspect

-

clear liquid

2.

Colour

Hazen units

max. 15

3.

Relative density at 20°C

-

1,455-1,465

4.

Trichloroethylene content

%

min. 99

5.

Water content

ppm.

max. 100

6.

Free Chlorine content

-

absent

7.

Residue after evaporation

ppm.

max. 50

8.

Aqueous extract pH

pH units

8 - 11

USES
- as solvent in chemical industry
- as intermediate in synthesis (monochlororoacetic acid, freons)
- as extraction agent for oils and fats
- in chemical laundries and for cold and hot degreasing of metallic pieces (exclusive aluminum, magnesium and their alloys)
- in sulfur refining
- in rubber, paints and adhesives industry
- in cleaning and drying of electronic parts

PACKING
- in stainless steel tank trucks
- in railway tanks made of stainless steel
- in metallic barrels of 200 l capacity with teflon gaskets at bungs


STORAGE
- in steel tanks zinc protected, in stainless steel tanks or in original package protected from light, heat and bad weather

TRANSPORT
- by railway tanks or stainless steel
- by stainless steel tank trucks
- by covered means of transport