Dow FDA Silicone Grease O-Ring Lubricant

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Dow Corning FDA Silicone-Based grease O-Ring Lubricant is similar to Parker Super O-Lube but with a thicker consistency and FDA compliant. With a wide service temperature range and excellent water resistance, it’s a high performance option for many o-ring lubrication applications.

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O-LUBE-DOW-FDA-SIL-6G
6 gram (0.2oz)  Packet

O-LUBE-DOW-FDA-SIL-150G
150g (5.3oz) Tube

O-LUBE-DOW-FDA-SIL-400G
400g (14.1oz) Cartridge

O-LUBE-DOW-FDA-SIL-18KG
O-LUBE-DOW-FDA-SIL-3.6KG
3.6kg (7.9lb)  Bucket
18.1kg (39.9lb)  Bucket

O-LUBE-DOW-FDA-SIL-6G

O-LUBE-DOW-FDA-SIL-150G

O-LUBE-DOW-FDA-SIL-400G

O-LUBE-DOW-FDA-SIL-18KG, O-LUBE-DOW-FDA-SIL-3.6KG

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

These values are not intended for use in preparing specifications, they are for use comparing to other lubricants and so not indicate performance in a specific application. Please contact engineering for specification assistance.
 

Property

Result

Property

Result

Base Chemistry

Silicone

Color

Off-White Gray Translucent

Dielectric Strength

>450 V/mil

Service Temp Range

-40°C to 200°C (-40°F 392°F)

Flash Point

>101°C

Volume Resistance

2.17 x 10^15 ohm-cm

Evaporation (24hrs @ 200°C)

2%       (Test: CTM 00033A)

Penetration Unworked

170 to 230 mm/10  (Test ISO2137)

Bleed  (24hrs @ 200°C)

0.5%    (Test: CTM 00033A)

Penetration Worked 60max

260 mm/10             (Test ISO2137)


COMPOSITION

  • Silicone oil with inorganic thickener

FEATURES

  • Wide service temperature range (-40°C/-40°F to 200°C/392°F)
  • Excellent water resistance
  • Compatible with most elastomers and plastics
  • Low vapor pressure and low volatility
  • Meets several global standards for water contact including FDA and NSF
  • A thinner consistency can be achieved by dispersing in solvents such as xylene

APPLICATION EXAMPLES

  • Installation Rubber and plastic O-rings, gaskets and seals and ongoing sealing surface lubrication depending on application.
    Lubrication for control and pressure plug valves, water softener and faucet valves.
  • Sealant for vacuum and pressure systems.
  • Sealant for outdoor equipment (also shipboard) subject to washing and harsh environmental exposure: meters, electrical service entrance and underground connections.
  • Damping medium for dash pots in electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Used as an anti-stick and a sealant for transformer gasket and equipment enclosures. It prevents gaskets from sticking to metal and resists weathering and water washout.

COMPLIANCIES

  • FDA 21 CFR 175.300 (Water and Food Contact USA)
  • NSF 51, NSF 61 (Drinking Water USA)
  • Water Regulations Advisory Scheme Approval BS9260 (England)
  • IPL Certificate of Conformity (France)
  • DIN-DVGW Examination certificate (Germany).

USE

Can be applied by hand or specially designed automated equipment brushing or wiping systems. Certain designs of grease guns may seize up; test prior to use. A thinner consistency can be achieved by dispersing in solvents such as xylene, mineral spirits and methyl ethyl ketone can then be applied by brushing, dipping or spraying.  Should not be applied to any surface which will be painted or finished. Such coatings may not adhere to the silicone-treated surface. If contaminated by a silicone coating, parts can be wiped or washed with solvent, washed with detergent, or immersed in an alcoholic potassium hydroxide solution and then rinsed in clear water before painting.

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE

Not greatly affected by mineral oils, vegetable oils or air. It is generally resistant to dilute acids and alkaline and to most aqueous solutions. Because each application may vary in chemical composition, pressure, flow velocity, re-lubrication requirements and equipment design, it is recommended that the silicone compound be tested before adopting for regular use. Not to be used with liquid oxygen and should not be used in applications requiring LOX compatibility.

USABLE LIFE AND STORAGE

When stored at or below 20°C (68°F) in the original unopened containers, this product has a usable life of 60 months from the date of production.

LIMITATIONS

This product is neither tested nor represented as suitable for medical or pharmaceutical uses.

HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION

To support Customers in their product safety needs, Dow Corning has an extensive Product Stewardship organization and a team of Product Safety and Regulatory Compliance (PS&RC) specialists available in each area.

LIMITED WARRANTY INFORMATION

The information contained herein is offered in good faith and is believed to be accurate. However, because conditions and methods of use of our products are beyond our control, this information should not be used in substitution for customer’s tests to ensure that our products are safe, effective, and fully satisfactory for the intended end use. Suggestions of use shall not be taken as inducements to infringe any patent.

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Existing Customer Specialist: 800-775-6525 or repeat customers

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