Environmentally Preferred Dielectric Solvent

for Military Vehicles, Ground Equipment & Weapon Systems Cleaning

Product Data Sheet Safety Data Sheet

ELECTRON 296 Environmentally Preferred Dielectric Solvent is an exceptional solvent degreaser formulated without chlorinated solvents or other hazardous ingredients. The base for ELECTRON 296 is a unique high-grade oil distillate, which provides its dielectric strength, allowing it to be used safely on all types of electrical apparatus. With its high flash point, ELECTRON 296 provides an unprecedented degree of user safety.

ELECTRON 296 Environmentally Preferred Dielectric Solvent is strong enough to remove grease, fuel oil, carbon and organic resins yet safe on most plastic and rubber surfaces. Unlike other solvents, ELECTRON 296 can be used without extensive protective equipment. Common sense chemical precautions are required.


  • Contains no water
  • Fully evaporative, leaves no residue
  • Not a flammable liquid, (TCC Flash point above 145°F)
  • No surface leakage of current in immediate residue tests
  • Contains no OSHA PEL or ACGIH TLV listed ingredients
  • High dielectric strength, (ASTM D-877 test procedures to 46,000 volts)
  • No SARA or RCRA listed ingredients
  • Qualified to MIL-PRF-680A, Type IV

Use undiluted. Spray or wipe ELECTRON 296 on surface to be cleaned. Oil, dirt and carbon will flow off surface. If additional cleaning is required, wipe with rag or brush. Since ELECTRON 296 does not dry as rapidly as 1,1,1 trichloroethane, apply a light spray first, allow 5 minutes to work, then follow with a light spray as a rinse, which will push out the now soluble soils. ELECTRON 296 also works exceptionally well in filtered or unfiltered parts washers.

Key Physical Characteristics

Physical Property Test Method Typical Value
Autoignition Temperature ASTM E-659 428° F
Boiling Point, (IPB – FBP) Calculated 349° F
Color, Saybolt ASTM D-156 +30
Dielectric Strength (volts) ASTM D-877 46,000
Flash Point (TCC) ASTM D-93 147° F
Kauri-Butanol No. ASTM D-1133 58
Moisture Content ASTM D1533B 0.015% max.
Non-Volatile Residue ASTM D-2369 < 100 ppm
Physical Form Appearance Clear Liquid
Pounds per Gal,
(15.6 C / 60° F)
Calculated 6.53
Pour Point ASTM D-97 -40° F.
Power Factor, % @ 25° C ASTM D-924 0.065
Refractive Index, 20C (68° F) ASTM D-12181 .4385
Solubility in Water (% @ 68° F) Calculated <0.10
Specific Gravity, (15.6C / 60° F) ASTM D-287 0.8112
Surface Tension, (Dynes/cm @ 25° F) Calculated 25
Vapor Pressure, (mmHg @ 68° F) ASTM D-2879 .30 mm Hg
VOC Content CalculatedLess Exempt 810 grams/liter122 grams/liter

(N/A = Not Applicable N/E = Not Established)

Safety and Handling Precautions
Precautionary measures: Contains hydrotreated distillate. Always use with adequate ventilation. Avoid vapors. May cause dizziness or headache. Avoid prolonged or repeated exposure to unprotected skin. Do not ingest. Avoid contact with eyes. Treat as combustible material. Keep container closed when not in use. Consult MSDS.


Product Name Part No. Packaging National Stock No.
Electron 296 1209-55 55 Gal Drum 6850-01-472-2719
Electron 296 1209-5 5 Gal Pail 6850-01-472-2717
Electron 296 1209-1 1 Gal Can 6850-01-472-2722
Electron 296 1209-12 1 Qt Bottle 6850-01-472-2721
Electron 296 1209-16 1 Pt Bottle 6850-01-472-2723