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Polywater® WS-DRUM IceFree™ Encapsulating Antifreeze Gel System


Lead Time: 7-10 days.

SKU: WS-DRUM Category:

WS-DRUM includes:

  • 55-gallon/208-liter drum IceFree™ Gel

Protects Fiber Optic and Comm/Data Cable From Ice Formation Damage

Polywater® IceFree Antifreeze Gel is a specialty, non-freezing gel that is pumped into conduits around cable to prevent water ingress and subsequent ice formation.

IceFree is recommended for sections of ducts that are susceptible to freezing, such as bridge crossings or areas where duct is placed above the frost line.

The gel is pumped into the conduit or innerduct using high-pressure grease-type piston pumps as described in the installation instructions. There are several methods to contain the gel, depending on access to the conduit.

Product/Package Notes:

See calculator to determine gel quantity needed based on installation details. The WB duct block is pumped in-line when there is no available conduit access.  It places a gel containment block in the far end of the conduit. The Polywater® FST Duct Sealant is an easy-to-use containment system when there is conduit access. 

  • Protects Cable: Surrounds cable with a gel that does not freeze.
  • Prevents Ice: Blocks water ingress and ice formation in ducts.
  • Stops Signal Degradation: Prevents ice-expansion-induced microbends and resultant signal loss in fiber.
  • Improves System Reliability: Prevents downtime due to cold weather signal loss.
  • Compatible with Cable: Gel is fully compatible with cable. No jacket swelling or cracking.
  • Non-Blocking: Soft gel does not interfere with cable removal for repair or upgrade.
  • Long Lasting: Install once for many years of protection.

Specification and Applications:

Prevent Signal Outages: The IceFree system has protected fiber optic cable in thousands of bridges, highway crossings, and other vulnerable areas exposed to freezing temperatures.

Patented: IceFree is a patented system comprised of both antifreeze gel and chemical duct block. The chemical duct block is employed in the fiber optic duct system to contain antifreeze gel within the entire length of the duct for long-term network protection.

Concentrated: Formulated to perform long term even when diluted over time.