An Interesting Thread Sealer Application.

Thread sealer Ireland

A thread sealer job!

Our laboratories had an interesting enquiry last week. An installer of fire protection systems , was having a problem with his pipe thread sealant and turned to us for advice.

Our chemists investigated the problem, and discovered that the product being used, was curing too quickly, not enabling the fitters to adjust the glued fitting. We were immediately able to suggest Scigrip S72 and here’s why.

Scigrip S72 is a Teflon containing slow curing pipe seal, suitable for use on both fine and coarse threads, up to 2” in diameter. Scigrip S72 is unique in that it does not fully cure until some 60 hours after application, allowing re-alignment of elbows and joints. Following customer evaluation, the Scigrip S72 was written into an assembly specification! Problem solved!!

We are often asked if accelerator’s are suitable for use with anaerobic pipe sealants. The answer is ‘yes, however up to 30% strength loss can occur when using accelerators!

Moving on, we are often asked about pipe sealants, what they are and how do they work.

Well, pipe sealants are speciality adhesives which are used to seal threaded joints, on pipes containing gas, oil, water and compressed air. Upon exposure to a metal surface and the removal of air from the joint, they act as sealing compounds that harden in voids, thread gaps or between cylindrical parts and very effectively seal against the leakage of fluids or gasses, under high pressure or severe vibration.

Here at W.I Polymers, we offer the bespoke solution to all sealing applications.

We also stock the full range of Scigrip pipe seal products.

Contact our laboratories for additional advice.