Dow Corning 111 FDA/NSF approved o-ring lubricant is recommended for all water treatment o-rings and seals. It should be used on water filter housing o-rings, UV system o-rings, water softener and carbon water filter o-rings, and other water treatment application requiring a lubricant that is food and beverage safe.
Lubrication for control and pressure plug valves, water softener and faucet valves.
Sealant for vacuum and pressure systems.
Sealant for outdoor equipment (also shipboard) subject to washing and harsh environmental exposure: meters, electrical service entrance and underground connections.
Damping medium for dash pots in electrical and electronic equipment.
Chemical barrier coating.
Used as an anti-stick and sealant for transformer gasket and equipment enclosures. It prevents gaskets from sticking to metal and resists weathering and water washout.
Rubber and plastic O-rings, gaskets and seals.
Dimethyl silicone compounds come in three basic consistencies:
Light Dow Corning 7 Release Compound
Medium Dow Corning 4 Electrical Insulating Compound
Heavy Dow Corning 111 Valve Lubricant & Sealant
These compounds are permitted for food contact use under FDA Regulation 21 CFR 175.300, covering polymeric coatings applied as continuous film over a metal substrate. Additionally, these compounds are listed under NSF Standard 51 for use in food processing equipment and NSF Standard 61 for use in potable water applications. Dow Corning 4 Electrical Insulating Compound is designed to meet the requirements of SAE AS 8660.
HOW TO USE
For best results, clean and dry surfaces before application. Dow Corning silicone compounds can be applied by hand, by specially designed automated equipment, or by brushing or wiping. When using some high pressure dispensing equipment, separation and compaction can occur. Certain designs of grease guns may seize with silicone compounds; test prior to using. Where a thinner consistency is needed, the compound can be dispersed in a solvent and applied by brushing or spraying.1
These specific Dow Corning compounds should not be applied:
To any surface that will be painted or finished. Such coatings may not adhere to the silicone-treated surfaces. If contaminated by a silicone coating, parts can be wiped or washed with solvent or washed with detergent.
To O-rings or other components made of silicone rubber because they can deteriorate the silicone rubber. These compounds will also slightly swell natural butyl rubbers. Any rubber should be tested for excessive swell or shrink. Because each application may vary in chemical composition, pressure, flow velocity, relubrication requirements and equipment design, the silicone compound should be tested before adopting for regular use. These compounds are not intended for use with liquid oxygen or other strong oxidizing chemicals and should not be used in applications requiring LOX compatibility.
These products are neither tested nor represented as suitable for medical or pharmaceutical uses.
STORAGE AND SHELF LIFE
When stored at 77 F (25 C), these Dow Corning silicone compounds have a shelf life of at least 60 months from date of manufacture. Refer to product packaging for Use By date.
These Dow Corning silicone compounds are supplied in 5.3-oz (150- g) tubes, 8-lb (3.6-kg) cans, 40-lb (18.1-kg) pails and 440-lb (199.6-kg) drums. Dow Corning 111 Valve Lubricant & Sealant is also available in 14.1-fl oz (400-g) cartridges.
SAFE HANDLING INFORMATION
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The information contained herein is offered in good faith and is believed to be accurate. However, because conditions and methods of use of our products are beyond our control, this information should not be used in substitution for customer s tests to ensure that Dow Corning s products are safe, effective, and fully satisfactory for the intended end use. Suggestions of use shall not be taken as inducements to infringe any patent. Dow Corning s sole warranty is that the product will meet the Dow Corning sales specifications in effect at the time of shipment. Your exclusive remedy for breach of such warranty is limited to refund of purchase price or replacement of any product shown to be other than as warranted.
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