POLYWATER® DUCT PRELUBE
Polywater® Prelube 2000™
Polywater® Prelube 2000™ reduces frictional drag during the blowing of outside plant cable into duct. It increases the length of cable that can be blown in a single shot. Prelube 2000™ can also be used to blow in the hollow microtubes intended to hold future microcables. Over the last decade, Prelube 2000™ has been proven in the blowing of tens of thousands of kilometers of cable in over 20 countries on a variety of cable blowing machines.
- Proven superior to paraffin oils and cable pulling lubricants for cable blowing. The use of this lubricant results in longer installation distances.
- Recommended by most blowing equipment manufacturers. It increases installation distance on all types of machines
- More economical than prelubricated duct. It is fresh lubrication in the field that is quick and easy
- Compatible with common fiber optic cable jackets
A properly installed duct system with pressure-tight duct splices is an absolute necessity for efficient cable blowing. Follow the equipment manufacturer’s instructions. The duct must be clean, dry, and mandral tested. Clean the duct by blowing a tight-fitting foam sponge through the duct with high pressure. If excess water or dirt comes from the duct, repeat the process. Prelube 2000™ is effective at a coating thickness of 0.5mg/cm².
For smooth-wall duct and high air speed machines (no missile), squeeze the recommended amount of Prelube 2000™ Lubricant from the table below into the duct. Spread the lubricant by blowing a foam carrier through the duct. The quart squeeze bottle is a good package for this type of application.
|Duct Size||Lubricant Quantity per 1,000 feet||Lubricant Quantity per kilometer|
|1 inch (2.5cm)||3 fl. oz.||300ml|
|1.25 inch (3cm)||4 fl. oz.||400ml|
|1.5 inch (4cm)||5 fl. oz.||500ml|
|2 inch (5cm)||6 fl. oz.||600ml|
For smooth-wall duct (ID 1 to 1.25 in.) and piston type machines, use 5 to 10 fl oz per thousand feet of duct (0.5 to 1.0 liter per kilometer). Place 75% of the lubricant in front of the missile and the rest behind it. The lubricant is spread by the missile as the cable is blown.
The quantities of lubricant appropriate for any job will vary with the size, type, and condition of the duct. Use the recommendations above as a place to start and adjust as necessary.
|89141||Polywater® Prelube 2000™ 12 quart case||25 lbs. (11.5kg) per case|
|89199||Polywater® Prelube 2000™ 5 gallon pail||38 lbs. (17kg) per pail|
Polywater® Prelube 5000™
Polywater® Prelube 5000™ reduces frictional drag during the blowing of small diameter fiber optic microcable into microtube duct. It increases the length of cable that can be blown in a single shot. Prelube 5000™ is more concentrated, yet less viscous, than Prelube 2000™ (for blowing conventional fiber cables). The improved chemistry allows this product to spread further and reduce friction at extremely low coating levels. The lower viscosity allows practical application into the microtubes.
- Easy to use. It can be squeezed into the small diameter microducts
- Works at extremely low coating levels. It coats further and more effectively than conventional blowing lubricants
- Has proven superior in side-by-side testing in blown microcable installations
- Is compatible with known microcable plastic jackets. However, it should not be used for resin-coated fiber cables
The microduct tubing must be pressure tight. Clean and dry the tubing by blowing a tight-fitting foam sponge through the microduct with high pressure. If excess water or dirt comes from the microduct, repeat the process. Trapped water can block the air flow.
Prelube 5000™ is effective at quantities as low as 0.05 mg/cm². Squeeze recommended amount of lubricant from the table below into the duct. Quantity can be measured with a syringe or estimated based on duct fill length (table below). Spread lubricant by blowing a foam carrier or sponge through the microduct as many times as necessary to avoid puddling at the front of the duct.
|Microduct Size (OD/ID)||Lube Quantity per 1,000 feet: |
|Lube Quantity per 1,000 feet:
Fill Length of Tube
|22/19mm||0.48 fl. oz. (14ml)||2 in. (5cm)|
|18/15mm||0.48 fl. oz. (14ml)||2.5 in. (6.3cm)|
|18/14mm||0.35 fl. oz. (10.3ml)||2.6 in. (6.6cm)|
|16/13mm||0.33 fl. oz. (9.7ml)||2.9 in. (7.4cm)|
|14/12mm||0.30 fl. oz. (8.9ml)||3 in. (7.6cm)|
|12/10mm||0.25 fl. oz. (7.4ml)||4 in. (10cm)|
|10/8mm||0.20 fl. oz. (5.9ml)||5 in. (12cm)|
|8/6mm||0.15 fl. oz. (4.4ml)||6 in. (16cm)|
|7/5mm||0.13 fl. oz. (3.8ml)||7 in. (19cm)|
|5/3.5mm||0.09 fl. oz. (2.7ml)||10 in. (27cm)|
|4/3mm||0.08 fl. oz. (2.4ml)||12 in. (31cm)|
The quantities of lubricant appropriate for any job will vary with the size, type, and condition of the duct. Use the recommendations above as a place to start and adjust as necessary. Sold in case of six 8 oz.(.24l) squeeze bottles
P/N 89568 Polywater® Prelube 5000™ Weight: 6 lbs (2.7kg) per case