Introduced in 1996, Skydrol 5 was the first Type V fluid qualified under the Boeing BMS 3-11 specification. Skydrol 5 offers higher temperature capability than Type IV fluids, the lowest density, and better paint compatibility. Skydrol 5 does not have universal air frame manufacturer approval, so please consult Eastman’s Skydrol Technical Service (800-260-4150) for specific approval and application information.
The Skydrol 500 series of fluids has the longest service history among phosphate ester products. The first version, Skydrol 500, was introduced in 1952. Steady improvements to the formulation led in 1977 to the current version, Skydrol 500B-4 which contains the same breakthrough anti erosion additive and acid scavenger found in Skydrol LD-4 . Skydrol 500B-4 is the most worker friendly of the aviation phosphate esters; it is least irritating to skin and less prone to form mists which can be irritating to the respiratory tract. This has given the product enormous popularity for use in work shops and indoor test stands.
Skydrol LD-4 was introduced in 1977 , and is well known around the world. At the time of its introduction it was a breakthrough product, solving problems of valve erosion and thermal stability common in earlier fluids. Its excellent thermal stability under real world conditions has given it a reputation as the gold standard among Type IV fluids. Skydrol LD-4 features low density, excellent thermal stability, valve erosion prevention, and deposit control.
Skydrol PE-5 was developed to meet and exceed the more demanding Type V fluid requirements. It features the longest fluid life of any commercially available fluid, low density and low viscosity at low temperature; an unbeatable combination of the best features for optimum fluid performance. Thermal Stability according to Airbus test method, Fluid life test with 0.5% moisture level.