For detailed illustrated instructions on proper lubrication, refer to (WP 0093). The following are some general
practices to use:
Always 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
Ensure proper protective clothing is worn when handling solvents, sealants, and cleaning
compounds. Failure to comply may result in death or injury to personnel. Seek medical
attention in the event of an injury.
General. Adhesives are recommended in some tasks to ensure and strengthen seals. The following
information describes their correct use and application.
Silicone Sealant. Silicone sealant is used to seal parts against moisture. Use the following instructions
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 sealant.
When applying sealant, ensure that the area is completely covered. Press sealant into and around
parts as necessary.
Silicone sealant will set in 15 to 30 minutes depending on temperature and humidity.
Loctite Adhesive. Loctite 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 grade of Loctite adhesive
specified and never use when other retaining means are provided, such as lockwires, lockwashers,
lockplates, and fasteners. DO NOT use Loctite adhesive on brass fittings, plugs, or items that need frequent
servicing, or when operating temperature exceeds 300°F (149°C). Apply Loctite adhesive as follows:
Before application, clean threads to remove oil, grease, and metal chips.
Apply Loctite adhesive to second and third threads. DO NOT apply to first thread to ensure
Loctite adhesive will dry in 6 to 24 hours at ambient temperature.
Adjustments for elbows, gages, and valves can be made up to 24 hours after application without
affecting the seal.
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