Low Temperature Silicone Heat Transfer Fluids

Chemical Name: Polydimethylsiloxane Fluid / PDMS Silicone Oil

CAS No: 63148‐62‐9

View product specs:
PSF-1.5cSt Silicone Heat Transfer Fluid (-80°C to 150°C)
PSF-2cSt Silicone Heat Transfer Fluid (-80°C to 150°C)
PSF-5cSt Silicone Heat Transfer Fluid (-70°C to 150°C)
PSF-10cSt Silicone Heat Transfer Fluid (-60°C to 200°C)
PSF-20cSt Silicone Heat Transfer Fluid (-50°C to 220°C)

* All service temperature ranges reflect closed system.
* cSt is a measure of centistoke or mm2/sec.

View SDS:
PSF-1.5cSt Silicone Heat Transfer Fluid
PSF-2cSt Silicone Heat Transfer Fluid
PSF-5cSt Silicone Heat Transfer Fluid
PSF-10cSt Silicone Heat Transfer Fluid
PSF-20cSt Silicone Heat Transfer Fluid

Availability: 1‐gallon (3.785 liters), 5‐gallon pail (18.9 liters) & 55‐gallon drum

Product Offsets: Baysilone Oil M3, Baysilone Oil M5, Baysilone Oil M10, Baysilone Oil M20, Baysilone KT3, Baysilone KT5, Baysilone KT10, Baysilone KT20, Dow Corning 200® Fluid, 1.5cs, Dow Corning 200® fluid, 2cs, Dow Corning 200® fluid, 5cs, Dow Corning 200® fluid, 10cs, Dow Corning 200® fluid, 20cs, Dow Syltherm® XLT, Xiameter PMX 200, 1.5cs, Xiameter ® PMX‐200, 2cs, Xiameter® 200, 5cs, Xiameter® 200, 10cs, Xiameter ® PMX‐200, 20cs, Momentive Element 14® PDMS 5, Momentive Element 14® PDMS 10, Momentive Element 14® PDMS 20, Dow Syltherm® 800

Description: Low Temperature Silicone Heat Transfer Fluids are clear, colorless, and odorless linear Polydimethylsiloxane fluids / PDMS Silicone Oils that range in viscosities from 1.5cSt to 20cSt (centistokes) @ 25°C. They are characterized by their low viscosities, low pour points, good heat capacity, wide service temperature range, stability at extremely low temperature, low viscosity‐to‐temperature coefficients (viscosity changes little even at extremely low temperatures), hydrophobic nature, high dielectric, strength Newtonian behavior under shear, low weight (lighter than water), stability under high pressure, and RI values ranging from 1.3874 to 1.4000.

PSF‐1.5cSt, PSF‐2cSt and PSF‐5cSt Silicone Heat Transfer Fluids are widely used as heat transfer mediums in freeze drying applications.

The low V.T.C. values of Silicone Heat Transfer Fluids make them especially useful in systems and equipment that need to circulate and pump the fluid at low temperatures: freeze drying equipment and laboratory equipment such as low temperature closed loop systems, refrigerated circulating baths, and recirculating chiller baths.

See also Silicone Bath Fluids & Dielectric Silicone Fluids

Silicone Heat Transfer Fluids are also widely used Flow Control, Temperature Control, Electronic Control and Pressure Control Technologies. They are particularly effective for use in instruments, sensors and gauges that will operate at extremely low temperatures (pour points as low as ‐100°C). Silicone fluids are hydrophobic and prevent humidity from entering the gauge/instrument housing. This is very important. At low temperatures, water condensation can freeze and cause damage to the sensitive parts within the gauge/instrument housing. Ultimately, Silicone Heat Transfer Fluids will extend the service life of the equipment that it fills and provide more accurate readings even in the harshest of conditions.

Product Data:

Viscosity Specific Gravity Pour Point Flash Point Refractive Index V.T.C Thermal Expansion cc/cc °C Thermal Conductivity g/cal/cm/sec °C
1.5cSt 0.851 -100°C 57°C 1.3874 0.46 0.00134 0.00025
2cSt 0.873 -100°C 75°C 1.3900 0.48 0.00117 0.00026
5cSt 0.913 -90°C 135°C 1.3960 0.54 0.00109 0.00028
10cSt 0.935 -70°C 163°C 1.3990 0.56 0.00108 0.00032
20cSt 0.950 -65°C 232°C 1.4009 0.59 0.00107 0.00034


  • Low viscosity PDMS Silicone Oils...viscosities close to water
  • Low pour points (as low as ‐100°C)
  • Stable at extremely low temperatures
  • Good heat capacity: fluid will heat & cool quickly
  • Low viscosity change at temperature (low VTC)
  • Fluids are easy to pump & circulate at low temperatures
  • Hydrophobic nature
  • Stable at extreme pressures of Downhole, Drilling and Subsea environments
  • Low Specific Gravity...fluids weighs less than water and lighter to pump
  • RI Values between 1.3750 to 1.3900
  • High Dielectric Strength
  • Newtonian behavior under shear
  • Inert to virtually all components
  • Excellent lubricity

Applications Include:

  • Heat Transfer Medium for Freeze Dryers
  • Heat Transfer Fluid for Flow Control
  • Heat Transfer Fluid for Temperature Control
  • Heat Transfer Fluid for Electronic Controls
  • Heat Transfer Fluid for Pressure Control
  • Heat Transfer Fluid for Solar Collection Panels
  • Protect internal components of gauges and instruments against vibration, freezing & corrosion
  • Dielectric Coolants for electronic sensors
  • ORC Turbo Generator Fluids
  • Low Viscosity Hydraulic Fluids
  • High Pressure fluid for Subsea
  • High Pressure fluid for Oil & Gas Exploration
  • Dielectric Fluids for Lighting Systems
  • Refractive Index Matching Fluids
  • RI Matching Fluids for LED and Optics
  • Low Dielectric Constant Fluids for Photonics
  • VOC Exempt Fluids for Renewable Energies
  • PDMS Silicone Oil for Seismic Research
  • Dampen vibration in gauges, instruments, meters and control equipment
  • PDMS Lubricants for Rubber Parts
  • Laboratory Bath Fluid
  • Low temperature circulating bath fluid
  • Low Temperature refrigerated bath fluid
  • Low Temperature closed loop bath fluid
  • Temperature Calibration Fluid

Industries & Fields of Research include: R&D, Education, Defense, Oil & Gas Exploration, Energy, Aviation, Aerospace, Telecommunications, Rotorcraft, Renewable Energies, Solar Technology, Couplings Manufacturers, Automotive, Valve & Gasket Manufacturers, Turbine Technology, Pressure Control Technology, Temperature Control Technologies, Process Measure & Control Technologies, Life Sciences, Freeze Drying Technology, Cooling Systems, Cryogenic Technology, Flow Management Products, Refrigerated Systems, Heat Pump Systems, Low Temperature Pumping Systems, Electro‐Hydraulic, Temperature Measurement Technologies, Geothermal, Electronics, Sensor Technology, Geosciences, Environmental, Electrical Testing, Optics, LED, Architectural Testing, Photonics, MEMS Micro‐Electro‐Mechanical Systems, Refractive Index Matching Digital Display Technology, Flow Control Technology, Deep Sea / Subsea Technologies, Wire & Cable Industry, Fluid Power, Cable Manufacturers, Telecommunications Cables, Deepwater, ROV Technologies Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Seismic Research, Oceanography Research, Geothermal, Physical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Testing, Polymer Manufacturing, Polymer Research, Computer Engineering Research, Robotics Research, Wind Technology, Plastic Manufacturing, Thin Film Coating Technology, Hydraulics, Lighting Systems, Seismology, , Aeronautics, Pipe & Tubing Systems, Fiber Optics Technology, Touch Monitor Technology.

Silicone Heat Transfer Fluids are widely used in the following: freeze drying equipment, laboratory research equipment, circulating chiller baths, low temperature circulating baths, pressure gauges, pressure control instruments, pressure testing equipment, temperature testing equipment, temperature control equipment, pumps, pipeline equipment, flow testing equipment, flow level sensors, electronic sensors, level controllers, rotary dampers, geothermal monitoring equipment, seismology instruments, temperature recorders, temperature measurement equipment, process instruments, process recorders, level sensors, control valves, calibration equipment, flow control instruments, laboratory research instruments, digital display meters, gravity meters, testing equipment, testing instruments, monitoring equipment, pulsation dampeners, level instruments, electro hydraulic actuators, flow meters, thermostats, industrial thermometers, dashpots, aviation instruments, aviation gauges, electronic timer systems, control cables, optical instruments, aviation gyroscopes, process control equipment, test equipment, shock testing equipment, high pressure gauges, subsea gauges, process, gauges, subsea instruments, subsea cables, shock dampeners for R/C vehicles, underwater vehicles, deep sea instruments, deep sea lighting equipment, deep sea cameras, deep sea sensors, deep sea robotics, liquid filled gauges, level controllers, rotary dampers, temperature and process recorders, control valves, calibration equipment, flow meters, thermostats, industrial thermometers, monitoring systems, avionic gauges and aviation instruments.

Environmental: Silicone Fluids are exempt from Federal VOC regulations, including California (CARB) and OTC regulations. They are HAP‐free and do not contribute to ozone‐depletion and global warming. In addition, they meet RoHS Compliancy and are REACH Compliant.