Refer to (WP 0073) for detailed, illustrated instructions on proper lubrication. Some general practices to
Use the correct lubricant.
Clean all fittings prior to lubrication.
Lubricate clean, disassembled, and new parts to prevent rust.
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APPLICATION OF ADHESIVES
Adhesives are recommended in some tasks to ensure and strengthen seals. The following information describes
their correct use and application.
Sealing compound is used to seal parts against moisture. Use the following instructions when applying:
Any time a seal is broken, the part must be thoroughly cleaned to remove any remaining sealing
compound and dirt.
Thoroughly clean surface before applying sealing compound.
When applying sealing compound, ensure that the area is completely covered. Press sealing compound
into and around parts as necessary.
Sealing compound will set in 15 to 30 minutes depending on temperature and humidity.
Adhesive provides a seal against leakage and a resistance to loosening when used in the assembly of threaded,
slip-fitted, or press-fitted parts. Always use the grade of adhesive specified and never use when other retaining
means are provided, such as lockwires, lockwashers, lockplates, and fasteners. DO NOT use adhesive on brass
fittings, plugs, or items that need frequent servicing, or when operating temperature exceeds 300°F (149°C).
Apply adhesive as follows:
Before application, clean threads to remove oil, grease, and metal chips.
Apply adhesive to second and third threads. DO NOT apply to first thread to ensure system cleanliness.
Adhesive will dry in 6 to 24 hours at room temperature.
Adjustments for elbows, gauges, and valves can be made up to 24 hours after application without
affecting the seal.
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