FORMLUBE 5 is a coating/lubricant system generally applied by immersion and designed primarily for the drawing of rod and wire. FORMLUBE 5 coatings exhibit good stability and superior corrosion resistance properties compared to borax. FORMLUBE 5 may be used over a Formcoat zinc phosphate coating or over bare alloys.
Coating/lubricant system generally applied by immersion and designed primarily for the drawing of rod and wire. Formlube 5 coatings exhibit good stability and superior corrosion resistance properties compared to borax. FORMLUBE 5 may be used over a Formcoat zinc phosphate coating or over bare alloys. For aditional corrosion protection ask about our Formlube 5RP.
• The process tank should be constructed from mild steel, stainless steel, or a composite material that is compatible with both the mild alkalinity of the solution and the high operating temperatures.
• Heat transfer surfaces may be constructed from mild steel, stainless steel, or a composite material that is compatible with both the mild alkalinity of the solution and the high operating temperatures.
• Piping and pumps may be constructed of mild steel, stainless steel, or an appropriate
• Continuous circulation is necessary. Cavitation must be avoided to prevent foaming. Air agitation in not compatible with FORMLUBE 5.
For more information on the proper design of a Formlube tank please contact your Freiborne representative.
FORMLUBE 5 is generally used at concentrations ranging from 4 oz. to 32 oz. per gallon of solution depending on the severity of operation. Operating temperature range is from 160oF – 200oF. The upper end of the temperature range facilitates better drying of the work. Treatment time ranges from 1 to 5 minutes.
Fill the tank to three quarters of the working level with water and heat to between 180oF and 200oF. Add the desired amount of FORMLUBE 5 to the heated water and mix the solution thoroughly to dissolve. Normally a lightning mixer with a prop style blade is the best method for dissolving the FORMLUBE 5 into solution. Fill the tank to the final working volume with water and heat to working temperature.
In order to maintain the bath’s performance, it should be regularly tested and adjusted to within operating parameters. Although FORMLUBE 5 is a non-reactive lubricant, the bath may need to be dumped at certain
intervals due to contamination that affects the bath’s performance. The frequency with which the bath will need to be rebuilt generally depends on the amount of surface area processed through the bath and the rate at which contaminants are dragged into the tank.
As work is processed through the FORMLUBE 5 bath metallic contaminants will build up in the bath, referred to as metals. As the metals content increases the lubricant will deteriorate to the point where the bath will need to be discarded and a fresh made.
Numerous methods exist for the dumping and disposal of FORMLUBE 5 baths. Typically, the
FORMLUBE 5 bath is “fluidized” with ADDITIVE 3L to keep the bath in a liquid form to aid in transportation to a treatment facility or in-house filtration of the spent bath.
Testing and control of a FORMLUBE 5 bath is based upon Total Alkalinity. Continuous agitation of the sample is required during testing.
Each 1.0 points of Testing Solution #55 (TS #55) used is equivalent to 1 ounce/gallon of FORMLUBE 5.
Carbon Steel, Galvanized Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Copper/Brass
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