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Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers

Topic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum ( )
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998

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Posted by: Paul Cottrell ( )
Organization:BAe Systems
Date posted: Mon Aug 13 11:08:06 US/Eastern 2001
Subject: Long Term reliability Effects of "no clean" flux.
I have discovered that certain assemblies being used in a system we are designing contain "no-clean" flux. Do you have any information on the long term reliability effects of this type of flux. The items in our system containing this type of flux cannot be cleaned (for reasins I am not too sure about). The environment the items will be used in is a naval sheltered one.


Subject: Long Term reliability Effects of "no clean" flux
Reply Posted by: Gary Sunada ( )
Organization: Reliability Analysis Center
Date Posted: Wed Aug 15 10:51:42 US/Eastern 2001
Determining reliability properties of no-clean flux have been described by two existing specifications: Bellcore TR-TSY-000078 and ANSI/IPC-SF-818. For a discussion on issues governing the use of no-clean flux, look up: B. Deram, “No-Clean Flux Evaluation and Classification Methods”, International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics 1990 Proceedings, Oct. 15-17, 1990.

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