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High flash point, residue free solvent cable cleaner for cable cleaning prior to cable jointing. Removes greases, oils, soils, tar and bitumen. Suitable for high, medium and low voltage applications.

PF SOLVENT is used by the following Utility Companies in Ireland and UK:

  • Electricity Northwest
  • Electricity Supply Board (ESB)
  • Northern Powergrid
  • Scottish & Southern Energy
  • SP Energy Networks
  • UK Power Networks 

PF SOLVENT is a high flash point solvent cleaner and degreaser for cable cleaning prior to cable jointing, maintenance of cables, switchgear, network equipment and electrical equipment cleaning and degreasing. Removes greases, jelly, oils, soils, tar and bitumen residues. Suitable for use on high voltage (HV), medium voltage (MV) and low voltage (LV) applications and leaves no residue after complete evaporation. Designed to IEEE Recommendations. Ideal replacement to traditional, fast evaporating solvents such as Trichloroethane.

  • Residue free cleaning ensures no earth tracking or hot spots
  • Full resin adhesion to joint surfaces eliminates moisture ingress
  • Helps to reduce installation faults, ensuring maximum cable life
  • Dielectric strength between 25kV and 39kV in testing
  • Controlled evaporation rate reduces solvent consumption, VOC emissions & costs compared to fast evaporating cleaning solvents
  • Compatibility tested with most materials found in power networks
  • Excellent cable compatibility with various cable jacket materials
  • Use on PVC, MDPE, Lead, Aluminium, XLPE, EPR, Copper, Silicon, EPDM and Brass
  • No deleterious effects on semi-conductor materials or commonly used gasket materials
  • No lasting or serious impact on dielectric values of paper insulation tested
  • Cleans most oils and greases, including room temperature residual fuel oil
  • Did not exhibit any significant effects in testing on semi-conductor adhesion and mechanical strength or cause significant change in semi-conductor volume resistivity
  • Available in both liquid and low lint pre-saturated wipes utilising a cloth compliant to AMS 3819C & BMS 15-5F qualification requirement
  • Pre-saturated wipe system eliminates the hazardous storage, transport and logistical issues of loose flammable liquids


Not available in North America

Technical Data Sheet

PF SOLVENT is a high performance solvent cleaner and degreaser for cable cleaning prior to cable jointing and maintenance of cables, switchgear and network equipment.

  • Cleaning cables prior to cable jointing and before installing the sealing end
  • Removal of semi-conducting insulation shield residue, silicone grease and dirt
  • Fiberglass cleaner for hot sticks, trucks and other equipment
  • Cleaning & degreasing of cable oversheaths , cable metallic sheaths and connectors
  • Removal of bitumen protection
  • Cleaning & degreasing of extruded insulation cores 
  • Cleaning & degreasing of moulded and extruded joint and termination components
  • Cleaning & degreasing of conductor connectors 
  • Cleaning very soiled joints/ covers and transformer connectors etc.
  • Preparation of cable end terminations/ splices and construction of cable joints
  • Cleaning, rebuilding, retrofitting and maintaining large generators, transformers and motors
  • Cleaning & degreasing of metallic and plastic tools on completion of work
  • Cleaning & degreasing electrical equipment and components including high voltage (HV)
  • Degreasing solvent for assembling connectors on underground cable


  • ABB POWER TECHNOLOGY : Cleaning Power Cables Prior To Jointing
  • ASTM International : D877-87-Dielectric Strength Of 38 Kv To 51 Kv
  • BOSTON EDISON CO. Electrical test group : 1.1.1. Trichlorethane Replacement
  • DOBLE ENGINEERING COMPANY : Dielectric Strength to ASTM D149
  • ELASTIMOLD : Compatibility Approval with Conductive Rubber Products & Components
  • FLORIDA POWER CORPORATION : Class B Solvent Cleaner
  • GE : Compatibility Approval with Paper Insulation in Generators and Transformers
  • GEORGIA POWER RESEARCH : 1.1.1. Trichlorethane Replacement
  • IEEE POWER ENGINEERING SOCIETY : Complies To Recommendations for Alternative Solvents for Electrical Cable Cleaning
  • NKT CABLES : Suggestion Tool List for Installation of Power Cable Accessories in the Medium Voltage Range
  • PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC, CALIFORNIA : Cleaning of Hot Sticks (Fibreglass), Trucks and Other Equipment
  • PFISTERER : Recommended Wipes as a Suitable Cleaning Product for Cleaning Very Soiled Joints/Covers, Transformer Connectors, Etc.
  • PIRELLI / PRYSMIAN : - Listed in Jointing Instruction for 245-300 kV Premoulded Straight Joint
  • POTOMAC ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY : Solvent Alternative During Waste Minimisation
  • SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC : 1.1.1. Trichlorethane Alternative Solvent Study
  • SÜDKABEL : Replace Solvent Mab 90 and Aceton Where Transport By Air Is Necessary
  • TYCO ELECTRONICS - ENERGY DIVISION : Solvent Cleaning Wipes - Power Cables
  • WESTERN UNDERGROUND : Effect of Degreasing Solvents on Conductive and Semi-Conductive Shield Compounds and on the Electrical Performance of Molded Connectors

General Usage

1. Apply a thin film of PF Solvent using liquid or a pre-saturated wipe

2. Allow a few minutes for surface action to dislodge contaminants

3. Wipe off with the same pre-saturated wipe or with a clean, dry low lint cloth (recommended)

4. Dispose of all wipes in an appropriate bin

Cable Cleaning (Jointing Operations)

1. Follow cable manufacturers guidelines for cable jacket stripping to semi-conductive shield peeling

2. Clean the cable with PF Solvent – conduction and insulation – to remove residue and degrease

3. Always clean in the same direction from cable outward (conductor) to cable inward (semi-conductive shield) to avoid re-depositing residues already removed

4. Wipe off with a clean, dry low lint cloth (recommended)

5. It is not necessary to wait for full evaporation before further working on the system. Solvent residues will not affect the subsequent full cure of epoxy resins in jointing systems.

6. Dispose of all wipes in an appropriate bin


  • Appearance : Fluid liquid or pre-saturated wipes
  • Specific gravity : 0.765 (liquid) or >1 (presaturated wipes)
  • Flash point : 61°C

Should you need any further information on this product
please see our North American website :

Should you need any further information on this product
please see our North American website :