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NoLube Seal

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NoLube seals feature an internal pocket of silicone which eliminates the need for exterior lubrication of the joint and seal surfaces during installation. No lubricants need to be applied in the field.

The concept for elimination of a surface lubrication originated in Europe. The use of the design has found wide acceptance world wide and significant acceptance in the United States.


bulletMinimizes the introduction of materials to the joint surfaces
bulletSaves time in the trench
bulletReduces mess
bulletHelps to keep joint surfaces clean
bulletHigh pressure ratings, >20 psi = >50 ft water head
bulletHigh confidence system that minimizes installer error

Traditional gaskets/seals require lubrication. While this method provides for good jointing, it requires more attention during installation. It is not atypical for lubricants to be applied with dirty rags and brushes and have materials intermingle with the lubricant in the container.

NoLube Assembly Instructions

Gasket on PipeStep 1:                                                                    
Stretch the seal onto the pipe spigot and
against the shoulder.      

Equalize the seal by lifting and releasing the seal at
several points.                  

Step 2:
Center the spigot into the socket.

Assemble the joint.

Discussion of Pipe Gaskets and Assembly:

A joint that requires added lubricant in the field is subject to being contaminated after the joint is cleaned and the lubricant is applied. Often this is the result of the pipe being lowered into the bedding accidentally. The installer must then find a clean rag, wipe the bedding and lubricant from the joint then re-lube. This is difficult in the confined and dirty conditions of the trench bottom.

Confidence for a clean air-tight and water-tight joint are enhanced with Can Clay's NoLube seals. NoLube is available in 15" I.D. and larger sizes and must be combined with TuffGuard.


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