Why TSI 301 Synthetic Lubricant Works Better
Petroleum-based, silicone, wax, graphite, Teflon, and molybdenum disulphide
lubricants put a relatively thick film on top of a metal surface. The
lubricant rests on top of any corrosion already present, and under pressure
and usage is worn away relatively quickly, requiring constant replenishment.
TSI 301 sinks
into the pores of metal. Very little is required. Even when it
appears to be dry it is there. It creates a thin film which tends to
uproot corrosion or contaminants. It bonds itself to the surface of
the metal through physical adsorption reducing surface tension, practically
eliminating friction and reducing wear. It does not build up into
Cleans away rust and contamination better.
TSI 301 contains a mixture of solvents whose
Kauri Butanol Value of 95 (solvency power) makes TSI 301 an extremely effective
solvent. TSI 301 dissolves organic contaminants such as grease and tar,
and loosens frozen or rusted parts by breaking down iron oxide crystals into a
mush which is floated away by TSI 301's higher density.
Superior lubrication efficiency.
TSI 301's super low viscosity means less internal
resistance to rolling or shearing motion. TSI 301's high viscosity index
means that as temperatures climb it will not thin out excessively as other
products do. When temperatures drop it will not solidify easily. As a
result of its friction reducing characteristics it saves energy and transmits
power more efficiently.
TSI 301's low viscosity and low surface tension all it to
cover difficult spaces better and to squeeze rapidly into the smallest spaces.
TSI 301's high Kauri Butanol dissolve and replace iron oxide crystals away.
Does not attract dirt, dust, or lint.
TSI 301 surface characteristics and wear stability
discourage the collection of outside contaminants. TSI 301 bonds to
surfaces by physics adsorption forming a high strength micro thin (less than 1
mil) film. It feels dry to the touch and will not wet or absorb dust
easily. It does not break down into guns with use, making it ideal for
lubricating precision products.
Displaces water better.
TSI 301's higher density (10.2 lbs. gal) and its low
surface and interfacial tensions cause it to flow quickly under moisture.
These water displacement qualities put an end to moisture caused short circuits
improving electrical contact. TSI 301's excellent wetting ability and
tendency to bond with metal gives it an unmatched barrier to moisture.
TSI 301 therefore protects against steam and water corrosion.
Increased wear protection.
TSI 301 increases part life and breaks in new machines and
tools better because of its low viscosity and wide temperature range. Its
low viscosity and shear stability mean less friction. Its propensity not
to collect abrasive contaminant like dirt and dust and not to oxidize or break
down means its better lubrication value is not being eroded by use.
TSI 301 reduces distortion of threads in soft metals. TSI 301 simplifies
the working of hard to work metals. As a result TSI 301 can also mean
enhanced machine output, longer tool life, and greater productivity.
Wider temperature range.
TSI 301's operating range is from -60˚ F to +450˚ F.
In addition because TSI 301's viscosity is so stable over this range it is more
efficient than other lubricants saving equipment subjected to unexpected
extremes. Unlike oils its structure does not break down or oxidize under
extended high temperature operation.
Reduced residue (varnish, gum, sludge, carbon)
TSI 301 is a synthetic organic ester. It is not a
petroleum based oil. It does not contain suspended particles (such as Teflon,
graphite, molybdenum), nor is it a polyglycol. It's residue is less than
.196. It does not build up, form gummy deposits or break down into sticky
tars and abrasive carbons. TSI 301 does not oxidize as a result of
temperature or air contact, so it does not form corrosive organic acids as it is
being used. As a result TSI 301 continues to lubricate long after others
have stopped working.
Better rust & corrosion protection.
TSI 301 seals metal away from corrosion. Its low
surface tension allows it to form a film which covers even complex surfaces
completely. TSI 301's low permeability keeps air and water from
penetrating. With use more products oxidize lowering their surface
resistance to water and air permeation. TSI 301 does not oxidize with use
so its protection lasts long after others have failed. TSI 301 needs only
one coat to work.
Less flash and fire hazard.
TSI 301 unlike most products will not burn. It has
no flash point. It is safe to use near fires or on hot metals.
With reduced fire hazards insurance premiums can often be lowered.
Reduced lubricant consumption.
TSI 301 needs to be replaced much less frequently then
other products. It does not burn off like solid lubricants nor does it
oxidize like petroleum based products. It has a low vapor pressure at even
elevated temperatures and tends to cling to the metal surfaces by physics
adsorption. Less TSI 301 is used and considerable savings can be realized.
Withstands extreme pressure.
TSI 301's physical bonding to the surface of metals
(adsorption) and its high film strength allows it to form a lubrication boundary
as small as (10-7 inches) thick. TSI 301 operates where surface type
lubricants would break down or be squeezed out.
Superior high speed performance.
TSI 301 maintains its laminar flow characteristics at
speeds of even 10,000 RPM's. Operating temperature and friction causing
turbulence is reduced because of it's low viscosity.
Viscosity is the resistance of a
liquid to flow. The viscosity of a lubricant can affect friction loss,
load carrying capacity, heat generation and film thickness. TSI 301's
low viscosity means lower internal friction loss.
The viscosity index is a measure of
the relationship between viscosity and temperature. The higher the
index the more stable the viscosity is over a wide temperature range.
TSI 301's high index provides better wear protection at high and low
Does not conduct electricity (anti-static).
TSI 301 has an unusually high dialetic constant giving it
many unique electrical properties. Voltages as high as 41,000 volts and
long term nuclear radiation (10-11 rads) do not break down TSI 301.
It is ideal for electronic equipment because it is a non-conductor. It
does not collect static electricity or affect electrical properties. It
has proven effective to prevent tuner drift. It reduces arcing.
TSI 301 reduces galvanic corrosion between dissimilar metals.
Will not stain.
TSI 301 is a greaseless synthetic compound, it is not oil
based or a suspension of solids. Its solvent base is often used for
cleaning components. Unlike other products it does not tend to collect
dirt and grime. TSI 301 does not stain fabrics.
TSI 301 prevents high speed seizure by being an extremely
good conductor of heat away from critical surfaces. Because of its
superior viscosity characteristics it also lubricates better, resulting in less
heat being generated. TSI 301's ability to bond to metal surfaces makes it
extremely protective even after years of use. As a result it is a superior
Better results with high performance metals.
TSI 301 has a low sulfur and halogen residue. It
does not contain heavy metals such as lead or mercury. It will not cause
stress corrosion, cracking, or hydrogen embrittlement of such metals as
stainless steel, magnesium, or titanium.
Preservers wood & leather.
TSI 301 is an effective preservative of wood
and leather surfaces. Its tendency to bond with the surface and its low
viscosity cause it to cover the surface. It is very effective on leather
hinges and wood exposed to the elements.
TSI 301 is more biodegradable than petroleum based
lubricants making it less expensive and easier to dispose of.
Convenient to use.
TSI 301 comes in a variety of ready to use aerosol and
bulk containers to meet every need. Its many applications make it a
replacement for the many limited use lubricants on the market.
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