Application Type Sealant 1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part Material Form Liquid Substrate Commercial aluminum, Copper, Brass, Bronze, Iron, Kovar, Manganese, Monel, Nickel Industry Hydraulic pipes and fittings, Pneumatic pipes and fittings Manufacturer 3M Chemistry Dimethacrylate, Anaerobic Cure Method Anaerobic Cure Time (min) 1,440 Viscosity (cPs) medium, 12,000 to 16,000 Color Purple Relative Solvent Resistance Chemical Resistance: excellent solvent resistance High Temperature Resistance (°C) 149 Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -54
Technical Data for 3M Rite-Lok Pipe Sealant HP45
Cure Time (min) 1,440 Viscosity (cPs) medium, 12,000 to 16,000 Test Method Fixture or Handling Strength Time (min) 240, <30
High Temperature Resistance (°C) 149 Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -54
Shelf Life Details Storage: Store product in cool, dry area out of direct sunlight;Rite-Lok™ Pipe Sealants have a shelf life of twelve months when stored at 60° to 80°F (16° to 27°C) in the original unopened container.. Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 140 to 176 Shelf Life (mon) 12
Not Good For
Don't Use For piping systems that contain pure oxygen or oxygen-rich environment, chlorine, or strong oxidizing substances. Don't Use With most plastics due to potential cracking of plastic parts.
Best Practices for 3M Rite-Lok Pipe Sealant HP45
Ensure parts are clean, dry and free from oil, grease and dirt. For best results, clean and dry parts with solvent or a Rite-Lok™ Anaerobic Activator. (Activator can also be used on inactive surfaces or to accelerate the cure on active surfaces.)
Note: Use of a Rite-Lok™ Activator with Rite-Lok™ Pipe Sealants may reduce bond strength depending on substrates and gap. Testing is recommended to evaluate the effect.
If not sure of surface type, always use activator
Apply sealant onto the second and third threads (not the first thread) of the male fitting so as to avoid introducing uncured sealant into the system. (However, should uncured sealant get into the piping system, it will not cure or cause blockage and can be flushed out.)
Avoid touching the metal surfaces with the bottle tip since the metal ions may react with the adhesive upon contact and eventually may clog the bottle tip.
Spread adhesive evenly around the male fitting.
Assemble parts and tighten as required.
Allow assemblies to set for sufficient time so that handling strength or full cure will occur before further processing or testing.
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