Diffusion Pump Fluids

The ideal diffusion pump fluid would be thermally stable, non-volatile, chemically inert, and non-toxic. Real diffusion pump fluids, on the other hand, represent compromises between these properties; no one fluid does it all. Inland offers a broad range of diffusion pump fluids including hydrocarbon, inert PFPE, polyphenyl ether, and silicone fluids for a wide range of applications. This selection ensures that we can supply the proper fluid for you application.

The importance of proper diffusion pump fluid selection cannot be overemphasized. The benefits of selecting the proper fluid include:

  • use of the most cost effective fluid for a given application
  • better pumping speed
  • reduced maintenance costs
  • increased reliability

A double-distilled hydrocarbon, such as Invoil 20, will perform extremely well in less severe processes such as decorative coating, metallizing, sputtering, and applications with large gas loads. Optical coating, water processing, and other deposition processes require the excellent vapor pressure and low backstreaming characteristics of a silicone fluid. This ensures the fluid will not contaminate the workpieces of the process chamber. Silicone diffusion pump fluids are very durable, possessing excellent thermal and chemical stability.

As part of Inland Vacuum’s ongoing research and development programs, we identified a series of diffusion pump fluids possessing the lubricity necessary to serve as premium mechanical pump fluids as well. Recommended vacuum oils for these applications include Invoil 20, 30, and 40. These diffusion pump fluids have performed exceptionally well. Benefits stemming from the use of these diffusion pump fluids in mechanical pumps include:

  • system cleanliness
  • faster pumpdown cycles
  • reduced maintenance requirements
  • reduced total downtime

The flexibility inherent in our line of diffusion pump fluids will allow the user to incorporate the same oil in both high vacuum and mechanical pump units. This advantage will allow the user to establish a homogenous vacuum system, which tends to eliminate the problems generally associated with the cross contamination of dissimilar fluids. Invoil 20 and 30 have the added advantage of reclaimability, allowing the customer to reduce total expenditures and eliminate disposal problems.

geminYe Inert PFPE Diffusion Pump Oil

Inland's geminYe line of inert PFPE diffusion pump oil is non-flammable, chemically inert, and thermally stable with excellent lubricity.

Invoil Silicone Diffusion Pump Oil - 702, 704, 705
Invoil Silicone Diffusion Pump Oil – 702, 704, 705

Invoil silicone diffusion pump oil is designed for high vacuum applications including vacuum coating and metallurgical work.

Invoil General Purpose Hydrocarbon Diffusion Pump Fluid

Invoil 20 is a double distilled, high quality, general purpose hydrocarbon diffusion pump fluid that works well in any diffusion pump.

Invoil Synthetic Hydrocarbon Fluid

Invoil 46 is a synthetic hydrocarbon fluid (arylalkyldiphenylether) whose performance combines the best properties of silicones and polyphenyl ethers.

Apiezon AP201 Oil
Vapor Booster Fluid

Apiezon® AP201 is a vapor booster fluid designed to give longer oil service life and reduce maintenance downtime. It is highly resistant to oxidation.

NEOVAC Synthetic Diffusion Pump Fluid

NEOVAC synthetic diffusion pump fluids are produced through a fractional distillation process using refined alkyldiphenylether.

Santovac 5 Polyphenyl Ether Fluid

Santovac 5P Ultra and Santovac 5 polyphenyl ether ultra-high vacuum fluids are thermally stable with exceptionally low volatility and vapor pressure.

DC-702, DC-704, DC-705
Dow Corning Diffusion Pump Fluid – DC-702, 704, 705

Dow Corning® diffusion pump fluids - DC-702, 704, and 705 - are thermally stable, oxidation resistant, and chemically inert silicone vacuum fluids.

Fomblin Y HVAC
Fomblin PFPE Diffusion Pump Fluid

Fomblin PFPE diffusion pump fluid is fire safe, chemically inert, and thermally stable. A range of fluid grades are available for specific applications.