Recommended applications for Deacon 8875-Thin sealant
Deacon 8875-THIN can be used as gasket dressing to improve the sealing capability of many gaskets. Deacon 8875-THIN can also be applied to many types of gaskets (including spiral wound) to reseal them, thereby prolonging their useful life. Deacon 8875-THIN can be used as the only sealant on low-tolerance metal-to-metal joints.
Deacon 8875-THIN is caulked or troweled onto the sealing surface in a complete, uniform, thin coating. Note: Deacon 8875-THIN will flow filling small voids, and surface irregularities creating a seal between the gasket and the flange surface where most leak problems initiate.
Typical applications for Deacon 8875-Thin sealant
Threaded Fittings, Turbine Split Casing, Any Metal to Metal Joints, Pump Casing, Leaking Gaskets, Boilers, Doors, Steam Traps, Ductwork, Stacks, Sight Glasses, Flanges, Nuts & Bolts, Heat Exchangers, Gaskets Dressing, Exhaust Systems, Pressure Vessels.
Deacon 8875-Thin Features
Ease of application. Achieves seal before full cure. Fast, easy repairs. High pressure tolerance, high temperature tolerance, and high chemical tolerance. Hot Air, Solvents, Oils, Steam, Liquors, Hydrocarbons. Creates a mechanical seal. High wear resistance. Unaffected by thermal cycling. Applications as a gasket dressing. Deacon 8875-THIN improves the sealing capability of many gasket materials.
Deacon 8875-Thin Shelf Life
Refrigeration will extend shelf life to one year in unopened containers
Instructions for applying Deacon 8875-Thin sealant
- Surface should be clean and dry (free from oil or foreign material to ensure proper sealing/adhesion)
- Apply a thin coat to sealing surface with brush or putty knife (if sealing threads, apply only to the male threads)
- Close and tighten joint (torqued to the equipment manufacturer’s specifications if sealing a bolted flange)
- Product will cure in service with heat (See Note)
Note: In high pressure applications or when pressure testing at ambient, it is recommended to pre-cure with a heat gun, oven, or to dry fire / blow down at atmospheric (running heat without pressure). Unlike silicone or epoxy products, our thermosetting sealants require heat to cure.
Curing Deacon 8875-Thin
The following is a general guideline for the time required for a full cure at various temperatures. A seal will be achieved before a full cure is reached.
- 300°F --- 6 hrs
- 400°F --- 4 hrs
- 500°F --- 3 hrs
- 600°F --- 1 hr
- 700°F + --- <1 hr
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