Sprayable Liquid Lubricant For Cable Pulling or Pushing
Polywater® SPY™ Lubricant is a concentrated liquid that can be sprayed into the duct or wiped on the cable in a thin film. Industrial sprayers are available for automatic spraying application. Polywater SPY is based on unique lubricant chemistry and technology. Much like a paint, the lubricant thins as it is sprayed or wiped. Once on the cable or conduit surface, it thickens to stay coated.
Polywater SPY Sprayable Cable Pulling Lubricant reduces friction effectively and compares favorably with the other high-quality Polywater Lubricants.
Polywater SPY Sprayable Cable Pulling Lubricant has been successfully tested for a variety of uses:
- Lubricating fiberglass rods for easier and longer insertions during fishing.
- Spraying holes in wood studs to reduce tension in hand-pulled Romex wire.
- Eliminating need to fish by allowing shorter runs of wire to be pushed.
- Lowering tension on traditional building wire pulling into EMT or PVC conduits.
- Pressurized spraying for no-mess underground cable installation.
* Contact for specific recommendations on LSZH/LSHF or CSPE cable jacket types.
Specifications and Applications:
Cable Compatibility: Passes IEEE 1210 physical and electrical testing on a wide variety of cable materials. It does not stress crack polyethylene. Refer to the technical bulletin for details.
Friction Testing: Shows excellent lubricity on a variety of cable jacket types. Using PVC conduit, the following COFs were measured: PVC .11, XLPE .06, LLDPE .07, THHN .08, XHHW .06. Method described in “Coefficient of Friction Measurement on Polywater’s Friction Table, 2007”. Typical values determined using 200 lbs/ft normal force.
Formula: Contains no waxes or greases.
Temperature Use Range: Polywater SPY: 20° F to 120° F (-5° C to 50° C). Polywater WSPY (Winter Grade version): -20° F to 120° F (-30° C to 50° C)