Lubricant for Fiber Optic Cable Pulling
Polywater® F Lubricant is a high-performance, pourable liquid recommended for pulling underground fiber optic cable. It is also suitable for pulling coaxial and copper-pair cable.
Polywater F Lubricant wets and clings to cable jacket and evenly coats the jacket surface. It continues to lubricate by leaving film after its water base has evaporated. It is compatible with a broad range of cable jackets, including polyethylene (PE) types.
Polywater F Lubricant is a thick liquid, and is applied by pouring or pumping the lubricant into the duct system.
Specifications and Applications:
Lubricity: LDPE-, MDPE-, and HDPE-jacketed cable on HDPE and PVC innerduct at 200 lbs./ (2.91 kN/m) sidewall force, coefficient
of kinetic friction <0.12
Appearance: Transparent to slightly opaque, orange-colored, stringy liquid material
Temperature Stability: No more than a 20% change in Brookfield viscosity from 40°F to 100°F (5°C to 40°C). No phase-out after five
freeze/thaw cycles or 5-day exposure at 140°F (60°C).
Cable Compatibility: No deleterious effects on physical or electrical properties of cable jackets.
Polyethylene Stress Cracking: No stress cracking on LDPE cable jackets when tested by ASTM D1693.
Flammability: Lubricant has no flash point and dried residue is not combustible.