Thread-sealing compounds are usually solvent-based and work by hardening as the solvent evaporates. As solvent-based thread-sealing compounds present a risk of shrinking and cracking over time, they are best for sealing threads in maintenance applications where a permanent rigid bond is not essential.
Anaerobic thread sealants are high-performance sealants that only cure when oxygen is expelled. Anaerobic thread sealants such as Loxeal 58-11 are ideal for sealing permanent fixtures in commercial applications.
A liquid thread sealant or thread-sealing compound is recommended when sealing larger-diameter pipelines. For high-strength sealing on permanent structures, it's important to use a high-performance thread sealant such as the Loxeal®58-11. The Loxeal®58-11 is not only AGA-approved for use with gas, it is also WaterMark-approved for use with potable water.
For a detailed comparison, read our blog post here
SUPA-SEAL P.T.F.E Thread Seal Tapes, Loxeal Thread Sealants and LA-CO T-O-T and Slic-tite® Thread Sealing Compound can be used to seal pipes containing Natural Gas or LPG (propane).
Whilst Loxeal 18-10 is designed for medium-pressure gas applications, Loxeal 58-11 is designed for high-pressure gas and water applications.
High-Pressure Thread Sealant
|LOXEAL 18-10 |
Medium-Pressure Thread Sealant
|Viscosity @ 25°C||24,000 - 70,000 mPa.s (high thixotropy^)||≈45000 mPa.s (Thixotropic^)|
|Density @ 25°C||1.05 g/ml||1.0 g/ml|
|Max Diameter of Thread / Gap Filling Ability||M 80 / 3°/ 0.50mm||M 80 / 0.30mm|
|Flash Point||>100°C||Approximately 100°C|
|Shelf Life @ 23°C||2 Years||2 Years|
|Temperature Range||-10°C to +150°C||-10°C to +150°C|
|Maximum Working Pressure||2000 kPa||500 kPa|
|Handling Cure Time||15 to 30 minutes||20 to 40 minutes|
|Functional Cure Time||1 to 3 hours||1 to 3 hours|
|Full Cure Time||3 to 6 hours||5 to 10 hours|
|Shear Strength||6 to 13 N/mm2||4 to 6 N/mm2|
|18 to 24 N m|
7 to 14 N m
|6 to 11 N m|
2 to 5 N m
|Elongation at Break||More than 100%||More than 100%|
Data stated is as tested on Bolt M 10x20 – quality 8.8. – Nut h – 0.8d.
Bromic proudly supplies thread sealants, PTFE tapes and lubricants by trusted international brands LA-CO & Loxeal suited for a range of commercial and residential plumbing applications. Bromic supplies AGA and WaterMark approved sealants designed for use with gas and water.View more categories
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