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Frequently Asked Questions
Is the size or length of the thread a limiting factor with FORMULA-8?
No. Even fine threads in instrumentation systems are sealed effectively over the entire thread length.
Why is FORMULA-8 superior for hard-to-reach locations?
Because the paste “wets” the thread surface and cannot be accidentally knocked loose due to obstructed access or visibility.
Is FORMULA-8 easy to use?
All you do is coat the threads and immediately put the system back in service. There is no required curing time with FORMULA-8.
Why is FORMULA-8 particularly well suited for food-processing environments?
It is noncontaminating and physiologically inert and all of its ingredients have a history of successful use with food products. (Not for direct food contact.)
Where should I use FORMULA-8 on welding equipment?
On tips and threaded joints. FORMULA-8 also helps prevent cross threading.
When should I use Fluoramics' other sealant product, LOX-8™?
Use LOX-8 in wet or humid conditions and at higher pressures and temperatures.
Should I take any special precautions in handling FORMULA-8?
Yes, apply with a brush only used for FORMULA-8, and keep FORMULA-8 from freezing prior to application.
Why is LOX-8 better than a cheaper substitute like Teflon® tape?
Because the tiny PTFE particles in LOX-8 seal the microscopic cracks that solid Teflon
tape cannot penetrate, and it’s much easier to apply correctly.
At what temperatures and pressures can LOX-8 operate?
Temperatures up to 450°F and pressures up to 10,000 P.S.I.
What is the difference between the paste and grease?
The LOX-8 Paste is thicker and therefore normally used to seal the threads in pipe joints. The LOX-8 Grease, being thinner, can also be used to lubricate bearings and other surfaces where severe oxidizers are present.
When should I use Fluoramics' other sealant product, Formula-8?
Use Formula-8 in dry conditions and at lower pressures and temperatures. Use LOX-8 in the presence of water and high humidity and higher pressures and temperatures.
How long will LOX-8 last?
Does LOX-8 conduct electricity?
No, it is an insulator.
Is this any better than a silicone-Teflon® grease?
Don’t compare the two. Silicone grease should never be used in oxygen-reactive chemical service or around electrical contacts. LOX-8 should be used instead.
How does one apply LOX-8?
With a small, disposable stiff brush that is only used with LOX-8. When necessary, remove LOX-8 with several applications of an oxygen-compatible detergent or solvent.
Can it be used in liquid oxygen?
Yes. That’s why we named it LOX-8 (for liquid oxygen). As a matter of fact, the major producers of oxygen throughout the world use LOX-8.
Can you explain the differences between Formula-8, Lox-8, and Chem-8?
Sure! Take a look at this chart which shows the differences between the products and helps define the best uses for each one.