Corrosion & Marine Solutions is here to help you identify Tef-Gel applications in a variety of arenas. We will work with your manufacturing and maintenance departments to help you achieve better performance with less downtime due to corrosion and seizing.
The function of Tef-Gel is to stop electrolytes from entering the interface of metallic surfaces.
Tef-Gel can achieve this protection because it contains no silicones, petroleum solvents or volatile solvents, which would evaporate and leave voids. What it does contain is PTFE powder, which actually comprises 40% of Tef-Gel. This means when both surfaces are coated and mated with Tef-Gel, there are no voids for electrolytes, like saltwater, to be drawn in over extended periods of time. No voids eliminates the chance of dissimilar metal corrosion.
Tef-Gel is NSF rated, allowing its use with manufacturers in the food and beverage industry.
Tef-Gel has no expiration date, and will not dry out or crack. It will, however, remain the same consistency until you need to remove it. Tef-Gel can withstand a consistent high temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Although it can be easily cleaned up with mineral spirits, it is impervious to water, detergents and many harsh chemicals.
The Following Chemicals Were Lab Tested And Found Not To Be Soluble To Tef-Gel:
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The PTFE in Tef-Gel is an ultra-fine powder that greatly reduces friction and fills voids around the base metal. Eliminating those voids keeps oxygen, water and moisture from contacting the base metal, which prevents rust and corrosion.
Tef-Gel, when applied between electrical contacts and connectors, does not increase resistance. Even at hundreds of amps, the integrity of EMI shielding is maintained. Tef-Gel does not electrically insulate hardware. The PTFE powder extrudes out onto the contact area and into the voids of the surrounding areas, preventing corrosion at the connection.
Available in a thick paste, or a thinner version that is similar to the consistency of grease, Tef-Gel can be utilized in any environment. The anti-corrosive properties of Tef-Gel will allow ease of disassembly for many years. Torque requirements may have to be altered according to application of thread lubricants.
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