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PreLube 19

Non-Sheening, Penetrating EAL Wire Rope Preservative Lubricant

Formulated as a field service lubricant and corrosion preventative, PreLube 19 uses polymer technology to form a bond with the wire rope to create a protective barrier against harsh atmospheric conditions. It penetrates to the core, providing inner-strand lubricity for superior corrosion protection that extends the life of wire rope, chain, and metal parts. PreLube 19 is ideal for use in a variety of applications, including guy wire and structural strand field treatments for corrosion protection, marine tow lines, aerial tramways, ski lift wire ropes, and fission reactor “critical use” areas at nuclear facilities.

* Product available in 5 gal, 55 gal and 275 gal tote

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Product Details:

  • Semi-drying—dries to the touch preventing drippage and sheening after setup
  • Self-healing over nicks and scratches in coating
  • Easy to apply via spray, dip, paint, brush, swab, drip, or automated wire rope lubricators
  • Does not run at elevated temperatures
  • Allows visual inspection
  • Biodegradable, non-hazardous, non-toxic
  • Allows for visual inspection
  • Nuclear grade meeting D5OYP12
  • NSN# 9150-01-398-7341
  • Will not harm rubber sheave liners
  • Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL), VGP compliant

Industry Applications:

Wire rope

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PreLube 19 is an Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL) according to the definitions and requirements of the US EPA 2013 Vessel General Permit, as described below. 

VGP Section 2.2.9 

All vessels must use an EAL in all oil to sea interfaces, unless technically infeasible. “Environmentally acceptable lubricants” means lubricants that are “biodegradable” and “minimally-toxic” and are “not bio-accumulative” as defined in Appendix A of the permit. 

Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant Definition – VGP Appendix A 

In order to be classified as an “Environmentally acceptable lubricant” the oil maker must determine that the lubricant is “biodegradable”,”minimally-toxic” and “not bio-accumulative” as defined in Appendix A oftbe permit. Alternatively, oils that are labeled by one of several programs specified in the permit are regarded as acceptable. 

PreLube 19 and its components have been evaluated and meets the VGP definition of an Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant. 

  • Biodegradability/ Non Bioaccumulative -VGP Appendix A

The VGP definitions of “Biodegradable” include grease formulations that contain at least 75% by weight of a constituent substance or constituent substances that give a minimum test result of 60% according to OECD 301 B. The 25% of the formulation that need not meet the above biodegradability requirements may be inherently biodegradable or non­biodegradable (but not bio-accumulative). Acceptable test methods to demonstrate inherent biodegradability include >20% according to OECD 301B.

In order to comply with the 2013 VGP biodegradability/ bioaccumulation requirement, it is necessary to consider the constituent substances. Only substances present in the formulation above 0.10% need be assessed. The constituent substances of PreLube 19 meet the above requirements.

  • Minimally Toxic -VGP Appendix A

The VGP definitions for “Minimally-Toxic” greases include achieving acute toxicity results of at least 1000 mg/L according to OECD 201, 202, and 203 (Algae, Daphnia and Fish).

PreLube 19 meets the above requirements.

Record Keeping -VGP Section 4.2
Vessel must keep records on the vessel that include the Technical Data Sheet for all EALs used in Oil-to-Sea interfaces on board the vessel in order to prove compliance with the permit.