In 1973, Nelson Jonnes, a Minnesota research chemist with more than a dozen patents under his belt, threw together some slippery ingredients in his basement and began selling it as a SCUBA diving-suit lubricant. It was well received, but the potential income from that alone could not support his family of six.

With a quick change of marketing focus in 1974, the fledgling company began selling the same technology to the telcom and power utility markets in the form of a unique, water-based cable pulling lubricant. It revolutionized the industry, which until then had used mud, wax, and grease. Polywater® Cable Pulling Lubricants have been the leaders ever since.

Over the years, the Polywater® line expanded greatly. Today, in addition to its twenty different formulations of pulling lubes for every type of wire and cable imaginable, the product line includes a broad range of cleaners and other specialty chemicals. These include cable cleaners, contact cleaners, general electrical cleaners, hot stick and boom truck cleaners, fiberglass wax and buffing kits, penetrating oils, cold galvanizing spray, alcohol wipes, cable removal aids, cable blowing lubricant, cable pulling software, training videos, MRO aerosols, pipe joint lubricant, pump packing installation lubricants, conduit coupling adhesives, conduit de-icers, lubricant pumps, cable handling gloves, duct sealants, sanding cloths, dry towelettes, winter-grade lubricants for cold weather applications, pressurized cable leak sealants, transformer leak sealants, hand and tool cleaners, rubber goods cleaner, and a host of other unique chemicals and accessories.



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FST closed-cell duct sealant provides superior pressure-blocking power in the toughest environments. It stops methane and other gases to keep electrical systems intact. FST Duct Sealant is stronger, more chemically resistant, and cures 50 times faster than open-cell aerosol foams. The FST seal has excellent adhesion to PVC, rigid steel, EMT, IMC, fiberglass and polyethylene conduits. FST is a proven solution that has been used for years to protect switchgear, panels, riser poles, combiner boxes, meters, and all types of electrical and telecommunication apparatus. It creates a semi-permanent seal and is reenterable.

 

Polywater® FST
Foam Duct Sealant 

FST closed-cell duct sealant provides superior pressure-blocking power in the toughest environments. It stops methane and other gases to keep electrical systems intact. FST Duct Sealant is stronger, more chemically resistant, and cures 50 times faster than open-cell aerosol foams. The FST seal has excellent adhesion to PVC, rigid steel, EMT, IMC, fiberglass and polyethylene conduits. FST is a proven solution that has been used for years to protect switchgear, panels, riser poles, combiner boxes, meters, and all types of electrical and telecommunication apparatus. It creates a semi-permanent seal and is reenterable.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #
  Top Seller
  Description
  FST-25   8.5-Oz Foam Duct Sealant Cartridge (Caulk Style)
  FST-250KIT
  8.5-Oz Foam Duct Sealant Kit Bulk 6-Pack
  FST-250KIT1
  8.5-Oz Foam Duct Sealant Kit Single
  FST-DAM   24-inch Foam Damming Strip
  FSTBP-200KIT1
  FST™ Sealant Burst Pack Single
  FSTBP-200KIT6
  FST™ Sealant Burst Pack (6 pack of kits)

 

Polywater® FST MINI
Duct Sealant

Polywater® FST MINI is an expanding, quick-setting, “closed-cell foam”, which is injected into a conduit to provide a watertight seal. The seal is superior to pliable duct putties and “open-cell” aerosol canned foams. Polywater FST MINI comes in a kit that contains side-by-side cartridges filled with the two-part foam base. The two resins are mixed in equal parts as they are pushed through the mixing nozzle. Once injected, the foam expands and hardens, keeping water, acids, greases, gases, insects, and rodents, etc., out of the conduit. The foam has good wetting and adhesion to metals, plastics, and concrete. A special ratchet tool is used to inject the foam from the side-by-side cartridges.

Polywater FST MINI meets and exceeds all of the NEC code requirements for sealing conduit:  2011 NEC Articles 225.27, 230.8, 300.5 (G), 300.7 (A) on Raceway Seals, and 501.15 (B)(2).  It also meets Class 1, Div 2, cold storage entrances approximate R-Value of 6.5 per inch.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  FST-MINI-1
  FST™ Mini Foam Duct Sealant (single kit)
  FST-MINI-1G   FST™ Mini Foam Duct Sealant (single kit with tool)
  FST-MINI-B6   FST™ Mini Foam Duct Sealant (6 pack of kits)
  FST-MINI-B6G   FST™ Mini Foam Duct Sealant (6 pak of kits, 1 tool)

 

Polywater® AFT
Spray Foam Sealant

AFT closed-cell sealant provides 10 feet of water-blocking in electrical and communication ducts. Because it is a two-part system, humidity is not required for the cure. There is a consistent cure strength throughout the seal. Closed-cell AFT Sealant offers durability as well as ease of use.

AFT shows excellent adhesion to a variety of conduits. AFT seals conduit faster and with better performance than duct putty or one-part insulating foams.  The two-part aerosol foam expands to fill any size void. The AFT aerosol spray package comes with multiple actuators, which allow the sealing of multiple ducts.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  AFT-16   Polywater® AFT™ Aerosol Foam Sealant (15/CS)
  AFT-16P4   Polywater® AFT™ Aerosol Foam Sealant (4/CS)
  AFT-SAE10   Polywater® AFT™ Standard Nozzles

 

Polywater® Pad N Pole
Utility Enclosure Repair System

Polywater® Pad N Pole fixes and restores damaged utility enclosures to prevent humans, water, pests, or debris from entering through the affected area. Great for repairing lawn equipment damage.

Polywater Pad N Pole two-part adhesive bonds to fiberglass, steel, polyethylene, metal, concrete, and composites. The resin repair system provides a durable, long-lasting repair.

Polywater Pad N Pole adhesive is easy to dispense with a standard high-ratio caulking gun, and quickly wets the repair cloth. The fabric can be layered as necessary to create a thicker and stronger structure. Repairs are quick and easy, and can be done in the field in a single visit with little or no training. Repairs made with Pad N Pole withstand exposure to extreme outdoor temperatures, from -60°F to 200°F (-50°C to 90°C). A wide variety of defects can be repaired, from small cracks to holes. The Pad N Pole mixed resin has 30 minutes of working time. It can be painted immediately after application, so no return visit is needed.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  BRK-250KIT1
  Pad N Pole™ Repair Kit
  BRK-250KITB6   Pad N Pole™ Repair Bulk Kit
  MXR-12T-10
 Mixing Nozzle 10-Pak for BonDuit® & Pad N Pole™

 

Polywater® ZipSeal
Duct Sealant

ZipSeal Duct Sealant is a practical and efficient way to seal small conduits and communication innerducts. The revolutionary Zip-Disc insert traps and keeps the foaming liquid in its open-cell (center) area.

The unique two-part foam installs quickly and effectively. The innovative design of the Zip-Disc insert allows for horizontal and vertical installation with minimal drippage. Cured foam blocks can be removed and re-entered relatively quickly if necessary.

ZipSeal Duct Sealant holds up to 10 feet (3.0 m) water-head pressure to keep gases and rodents out of conduits

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  ZIP-50KIT1   ZipSeal™ Duct Block (single kit)
  ZIP-50KIT1G   ZipSeal™ Duct Block (single kit with tool)

Polywater® PedFloor
Pedestal Sealant Foam Barrier

Hardening the outside plant is a common goal for communications companies, but standard practice has not, in many cases, effectively prevented entry from the ground inside cabinets, enclosures, and pedestals.

Polywater® PedFloor™ Pedestal Sealant helps prevent outages and service disruptions by curing to a structural barrier that is resilient and impermeable. This pedestal seal keeps out moisture and stops rodents, snakes, and insects from burrowing into the enclosure and causing costly outages or health and safety hazards.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  PF-1    PedFloor™ Sealant Burst Pack for 1 Square Foot
  PF-2    PedFloor™ Sealant Burst Pack for 2 Square Feet
  PF-3   PedFloor™ Sealant Barrier Kit for 3 Square Feet

 

Polywater® UPR
Utility Wood Pole Repair

Polywater® UPR™ Utility Pole Repair makes it easy to repair woodpecker damage and pole line hardware holes on utility poles. The two-part formula is mixed quickly and injected into the hole through the 8” mixing nozzle. Partially used cartridges can be resealed and reused with a new nozzle.

The UPR™ Pole Repair resin and hardener were specially formulated to expand in the pole cavity rather than to just fill. Because UPR™ Pole Repair expands in the hole, it easily fills irregularly shaped cavities for solid integration with the wood. This creates superior adhesion to the wood grain compared to non-expanding products.

UPR™ Pole Repair hardens just like wood so it is gaffable and will not chip out when climbers’ hooks are used.

UPR can be used to repair Penta treated wood, Western Red Cedar, Douglas Fir, Red Pine, Southern Yellow Pine, Lodgepole Pine poles and other varieties of wood.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  UPR-NF6B10
  UPR™ No Flow 600 ml Bulk Pack
  UPR-NFKIT12
  UPR™ No Flow -- Multi-Use Kit
  UPR-NFKIT4
  UPR™ No Flow -- Single-Use Kit
  UPR-PRKIT3
  Utility Pole Hole Repair -- Single-Use Kit
  UPR-PRKIT12
  Utility Pole Hole Repair -- Multi-Use Kit
  TOOL-250
  Applicator Gun for FST, UPR, & SDP Sealants

 

Polywater® BonDuit®
Conduit Adhesive

Polywater® BonDuit® Conduit Adhesive bonds create watertight and airtight conduit connections within an hour after application. The strong bonds withstand movement and vibration, making them ideal for installation along roadsides or near electrical equipment such as transformers or switchgear.

BonDuit is easy to use and cost effective.  It requires no special training and minimal labor to apply.  Total application time is typically less than five minutes.

BonDuit is most commonly used to join directionally-bored HDPE ducts to underground PVC conduits.  It is also used to bond polyethylene to:

— PVC Couplings
— Concrete Vaults
— Transition Couplings
— Above-Ground Conduit
— Steel Sweeps and Elbows
— Fiberglass and Composite Connections
— PEX, CPVC, ABS, and Polypropylene

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  BT-KIT   UPR™ No Flow 600 ml Bulk Pack
  BT-KITG   UPR™ No Flow -- Multi-Use Kit
  BT-KITB6   UPR™ No Flow -- Single-Use Kit
  BT-KITB6G   Utility Pole Hole Repair -- Single-Use Kit

 

Polywater® AirRepair®
Pressurized Cable Leak Repair System

Polywater® AirRepair® Sealant is a revolutionary leak repair system for pressurized telephone cables and splices. AirRepair Sealant seals air leaks in lead-sheathed cables and splice enclosures, polyethylene “Stalpeth®” cable jackets, load coils, end-plates, and more. AirRepair Sealant eliminates messy and dangerous molten lead “hot wipe” procedures. AirRepair Sealant allows a single craftsperson, with minimal training, to effectively and economically seal 20 or more leaks per day.

AirRepair Sealant is a 2-part, fast-curing, gray paste. The AirRepair Sealant 2-part paste is packed in an easy-to-use system. Pre-measured packaging contains enough material to seal one typical leak, approximately 6 square inches at a coating thickness of 1/4 inch.

AirRepair Sealant is a no-sag paste that, once mixed, can be immediately applied to the cable or splice underside, along seams, and in the “crotch” area. The sealant will hold air pressure within 10 minutes of mixing and application. The sealant cures at ambient temperatures as low as 40°F, forming a tough seal. The cured seal is resistant to water, salt, oils, and other manhole contaminants.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  AR-KIT97 
  AirRepair® Sealant Kit with Putty
  AR-KIT99
  AirRepair® Sealant Kit with Putty and Primer

Polywater® PowerPatch®
Transformer Leak Repair

Polywater® PowerPatch® Transformer Leak Repair permanently repairs oil and gas leaks commonly found in:

– Bushing & portal gaskets
– Bolt & nut leaks
– Welding defects
– Valve & meter connections

The fast, durable repair of oil and gas leaks with PowerPatch is an economical and effective means to protect essential electrical grid assets. The repair of leaks in the field with PowerPatch reduces risks to the environment and personnel, and increases the overall performance of the electrical grid.

Leak repair with PowerPatch reduces the length and frequency of power disruptions to ensure the maximum efficiency of the grid. PowerPatch is an easy and fast way to repair leaks in transformers by following a step-by-step process. PowerPatch is successfully applied in numerous installations around the globe, in extreme climates and difficult spots.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  EP-STICK4
  PowerPatch® 4-Oz Putty Stick -- Approx 7" long
  EPCT-KIT1
  PowerPatch® Leak Repair Cartridge Kit
  EPCT-KIT1G
  PowerPatch® Leak Repair Cartridge Kit w/Tool
  EPCT-KITB6
  PowerPatch® Leak Repair Cartridge Bulk Kit
  EPCT-KITB6G
  PowerPatch® Leak Repair Cartridge Bulk Kit/Tool



Polywater® PowerPatch®
PILC Leak Repair

Polywater® PowerPatch® permanently seals punctures or cracks in hard-to-reach areas, such as crotches where multiple lead cables enter a splice.  It fixes active leaks fast and has flexible strength to absorb some movement when cables must be adjusted. The two-part PowerPatch resin and hardener don’t require a torch to cure, increasing safety in manhole or vault situations where torches are not allowed. The finished patch is resistant to transformer oil and has held oil pressures in excess of 20 psi in paper insulated lead cable systems.

Preparation is important, and the kit approach provides everything needed to do the job, although in instances of excessive oil leakage or dirt accumulation, separate scrubbing rags such as Grime-Away Cleaning Wipes are helpful. Read detailed application instructions located in the resources section at the bottom of the page.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  EP-KIT11
  PowerPatch® Leak Repair Kit -- Single Use
  EP-KITB6
  PowerPatch® Leak Repair Kit -- Multiple Use
  EP-KITB6
  PowerPatch® Leak Repair Kit -- 6-Count Bulk
  EP-KITB12
  PowerPatch® Leak Repair Kit -- 12-Count Bulk
  EP-STICK4
  PowerPatch® 4-Oz Putty Stick -- Approx 7" long



Polywater® InstaGrout
Utility Pad Sealant Barrier

Polywater® InstaGrout seals pad-mounted equipment openings to prevent outages and service disruptions due to entry of rodents, water and humidity. It is a resilient and impermeable ground barrier that improves electrical reliability. It is ideal for equipment replacement where pad opening dimensions and/or pad positions between old and new equipment are different.

Once InstaGrout is mixed and poured into pad openings, its self-leveling expansion fills voids around conduit stub-ups and cable to create a smooth yet strong barrier. InstaGrout adheres to fiberglass, polymer concrete, and concrete pads. It tolerates temperature extremes as it will not settle, crack, shrink or crumble. InstaGrout is the best alternative to concrete or other materials used in the past.

See the resource section below for a video on how easily InstaGrout installs to form a strong, impermeable ground barrier for pad-mounted equipment.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  PMT-1
  InstaGrout™ Sealant Burst Pack for 1 Square Foot
  PMT-2
  InstaGrout™ Sealant Burst Pack for 2 Square Feet
  PMT-3
  InstaGrout™ Sealant Barrier Kit for 3 Square Feet
  PMT-10
  InstaGrout™ Sealant Barrier Kit for 10 Square Fee

 

Polywater® SqueekyKleen
Fiber & Copper Gel Filled Cable Cleaner

SqueekyKleen™ Cleaner cleans and fans fiber in two wipes to save time and money. No follow-up with alcohol required to clean and separate fibers before splicing. View video in the side bar to hear the difference!

SqueekyKleen is safe. It reduces chemical odors and keeps vapor concentrations to a minimum in splice trailers and vaults to ensure a safe work environment. SqueekyKleen is less harsh on your hands.

SqueekyKleen Cleaner’s unique formulation and high-performance wiping towelette remove pik from the entire surface of loose-tube or ribbon fibers, leaving no residue.   SqueekyKleen helps keep splice equipment clean of contamination for better fiber alignment and splice quality.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  TC-1   SqueekyKleen™ Telcom Cleaner-Saturated Wipe 
  TC-16LF   16-Oz SqueekyKleen™ Telcom Cleaner w/Flip Top 
  TC-35LF   Qt SqueekyKleen™ Telcom Cleaner w/Flip Top 
  TC-35LR   Qt SqueekyKleen™ Telcom Cleaner w/Sprayer
  TC-128   Gal SqueekyKleen™ Telcom Cleaner
  TC-640   5-Gal SqueekyKleen™ Telcom Cleaner
  TC-96   3-Qt SqueekyKleen™ Telcom Cleaner (1-gal pail)
  TC-D300   300-Count SqueekyKleen™ Wipe Canister 
  TC-DRUM   55-Gal Drum SqueekyKleen™ Telcom Cleaner


Polywater® Grime-Away
Cleaning Wipes

Grime-Away Wipes can be used to clean hands, equipment, transformers, service vehicles, and work surfaces. The rough-side/smooth-side wipes remove many persistent utility field grimes.

Grime-Away is approved by Salisbury by Honeywell because it doesn’t affect gloves after cleaning your hands.  Other commonly used hand and tool cleaners contain petroleum, which causes damage to gloves.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
   HTC-1
  Grime-Away™ Saturated Wipe
   HTC-D72
  72-Count Grime-Away™ Wipe Canister


Polywater® HydraSol®
Cable Gel Remover

Hydrasol® Cable Gel Remover is a unique approach in cable cleaning materials. It is a water-based solvent cleaner that offers unique safety and handling. HydraSol is amazingly effective at dissolving and removing cable filling greases (ickypic).

HydraSol Cable Gel Remover softens, removes, and suspends cable filling greases. The solvent remains active and is only slowly “used up.” HydraSol is good for multiple cleanings for added economy and efficiency.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  HS-1 
  HydraSol®-saturated Wipe
  HS-16LR 
  Plastic 16-Oz HydraSol® w/Sprayer 
  HS-32 
  Qt HydraSol® Cable Gel Remover
  HS-32LR 
  Plastic Qt HydraSol® w/Sprayer
  HS-96 
  3/4-Gal HydraSol® Cable Gel Remover (1-gal pail)
  HS-128 
  Gal HydraSol® Cable Gel Remover
  HS-384 
  3-Gal HydraSol® Cable Gel Remover (5-gal pail)
  HS-640 
  5-Gal HydraSol® Cable Gel Remover
  HS-D72
  72-Count HydraSol® Wipe Canister 
  HS-DRUM 
  55-Gal HydraSol® Cable Gel Remover 


Polywater® Type HP
Cleaner Degreaser

Polywater® Type HP is our most popular electrical  cleaner for cable splice preparation, cable termination and electrical apparatus maintenance.  Type HP fits the needs of electrical utilities, line contractors, and medium voltage crews that have to comply with regulatory and safety requirements.

Type HP evaporates slowly, allowing more work time.  Type HP Pel-Pac® packaging contain lint-free wipes saturated with a limited amount of solvent–enough to do the job while keeping safety in mind.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  HP-1 
  SpliceMaster® HP-Saturated Wipe
  HP-16LF
  16-Oz SpliceMaster® Type HP™ w/Flip Top 
  HP-35LF
  Qt SpliceMaster® Type HP™ w/Flip Top
  HP-3PS
  Type HP™ Tandem Pack™ Cable Prep Kits
  HP-128
  Gal SpliceMaster® Type HP™
  HP-640
  5-Gal SpliceMaster® Type HP™
  HP-DRUM
  55-Gal SpliceMaster® Type HP™
  HP-D72
  72-Count SpliceMaster® Type HP™ Wipe Canister
  HP-P158ID
  Type HP™ Wet/Dry Wipe Tandem Pack™
  HP-P63
  Type HP™ Tandem Pack™ Cable Prep Kits
  HP-T369
  SpliceMaster® Type HP™ Prep Kit 
  HP-T369/S
  Type HP™ Prep Kit With Sandpaper 
  HP-T369/S-D
  HP™ Prep Kit with Sandpaper and Dry Wipe 
  HPY-12
  16-Oz Type HP™ Aerosol (net wt 12 oz)

 

Polywater Type R

Polywater® Type RP
Fast-Evaporating Cable Cleaner

Polywater® Type RP Rapid Power medium voltage cable cleaner evaporates quickly without the health and safety issues of other volatile cable cleaners. Type RP is packaged several ways to make cleaning and maintenance safer and easier.

The Pel-Pac single wipes are lint-free and saturated with the optimal amount of solvent for the job. The RP-1L wipes easily fit into tool bags, nose bags, and splicer tool buckets. Pre-packaged wipes ensure the use of a lint-free towel, limit the solvent exposure, eliminate waste, and properly prep the cable. Using too much solvent to clean cables can result in pooling of the solvent, potentially causing tracking failure.

The RP-16 aerosol is best suited for cleaning busbars, transformer oils, switchgear, meters, electric motors, and other degreasing needs. Type RP contains no chemicals that are suspected, listed, or known carcinogens. Please review the RP aerosol SDS for safe use.

 

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  RP-1   Type RP™ Cleaner-Saturated Wipe
  RP-1L   Type RP™ Cleaner-Saturated Wipe (Large)
  RP-128   Type RP™ Cleaner-One Gallon
  RP-16   16-Oz Type RP™ Cleaner Aerosol
  RP-35LF   Type RP™ Cleaner-Quart
  RP-640   Type RP™ Cleaner-Five Gallon
  RP-P63   Type RP™ Cable Preparation Kit

AquaKleen Fiiber Optic Cleaner

Polywater® AquaKleen
Water-Based Fiber Optic Cleaner

AquaKleen™ Water-Based Fiber Optic Endface Cleaner is a solution to the problem of cleaning fiber. AquaKleen AQ is a special blend of 90+% deionized water with water-soluble cleaning solvents. AquaKleen Cleaner is friendly to the environment, less toxic, and safer for use by humans.  It leaves no residue after evaporating.

FiberKleen™ towelette dispenser contains 175 lint-free, high-quality microfiber towels that are used to clean ferrules, bulkheads and fiber endfaces. The engineered design of the nonwoven, highly absorbent towel traps the dirt and debris removed from ferrules, making cleaning easier and more effective. Variety of swabs also available.

AquaKleen Fiber Optic Cleaner meets Telcordia specification GR-2923-CORE, “Generic Requirements for Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning Products.”

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  AQ-2DR   AquaKleen™ Type AQ™ 2-Oz Dropper Bottle
  AQ-2LP   AquaKleen™ Type AQ™ 2-Oz Finger Sprayer
  AQ-35LF   Qt AquaKleen™ Type AQ™ w/Flip Top
  AQ-KIT2   AquaKleen™ Kit with Finger Sprayer
  AQ-KIT3   AquaKleen™ Kit with Dropper Bottles

FD Contact Cleaner

Polywater® Type FD
Electrical Contact Cleaner

FD Electrical Contact Cleaner is a fast-drying, multi-purpose industrial and maintenance cleaner. It is suitable for electrical and communication maintenance cleaning. It replaces ozone-depleting CFC’s, trichloroethane, trichloroethylene, HCFCs, perchloroethylene, and other carcinogenic chlorinated solvents. FD Cleaner effectively dissolves industrial grimes, greases, lubrication fluids, silicone, tars, adhesives, and fluxes.

FD Electrical Contact Cleaner leaves no residue once dried. It is excellent for cleaning contacts, meters, communication radios, and cleaning medium voltage cable during the terminating process. For precision cleaning (residue-free use), prevent recontamination with existing grime by finishing with a fresh wipe, spraying until the solvent runs clear, or rinsing in a fresh bath of FD cleaner. FD Electrical Contact Cleaner is fast evaporating and does not require forced air to dry. In areas where solvent has pooled, the part may be wiped with an absorbent, lint-free towel.

Compatibility

FD Electrical Contact Cleaner will not corrode or stain metal parts. It does not tarnish or corrode copper per ASTM D130 and D1729. FD Electrical Contact Cleaner is compatible with most plastics and elastomers. See the technical data sheet in sidebar for industry testing data.

Safety

FD Electrical Contact Cleaner has a low level of toxicity. As with any solvent, ventilation should be sufficient to keep vapors at safe levels. FD Electrical Contact Cleaner is an extremely flammable liquid. It should not be used on energized equipment. FD should not be used for high-temperature cleaning or be exposed to pilot lights, flames or heated surfaces. Good industrial hygiene practices and appropriate precautions should be employed during use.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  FD-9    16-Oz Type FD™ Aerosol (net wt 9 oz)
  FD-35LF    Qt SpliceMaster® Type FD™ w/Flip Top 
  FD-128    Gal SpliceMaster® Type FD™ 
  FD-640    5-Gal SpliceMaster® Type FD™ 
  FD-DRUM    55-Gal SpliceMaster® Type FD™ 


Rubber Goods Cleaner

Polywater® RBG
Insulated Rubber Goods Cleaner

Polywater® Rubber Goods Cleaner is a specially formulated water-based cleaner for removing grease, dirt, carbon, creosote, and other grimes from insulating blankets, lineman’s gloves, rubber sleeves, jumper cables, hot jumpers, and line-hose. Rubber Goods Cleaner is safe for use on all natural and synthetic rubbers.  Unlike other water-based rubber cleaners, Rubber Goods Cleaner contains no hazardous ingredients and is pH neutral, making it safe for use on skin. Rubber Goods Cleaner is also completely biodegradable and safe for the environment.

Why Clean and Inspect Live Line Rubber Goods on a Regular Basis?

Cleaning of rubber protective equipment is necessary not only for visual inspections but to preserve electrical integrity, remove incompatible contaminants, and extend its useful life. Creosote, dirt, grease, and other contaminants can be conductive, especially when combined with moisture from rain, snow, and fog. Protective equipment should be cleaned daily and whenever it appears dirty with contaminants.

Strong industrial cleaners and solvents such as petroleum distillates and d-Limonene may cause permanent damage to the rubber protective equipment. These products may cause rubbers to swell, soften, and lose electrical insulating properties. EPDM rubber is used for protective equipment because it has excellent resistance to ultraviolet light, ozone, and oxidants, but it has poor solvent resistance, making it susceptible to chemical damage.

Daily use of Rubber Goods Cleaner makes inspection of protective equipment easier and helps to maintain its electrical insulating properties.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  RBG-1   RBG™ Rubber Goods Cleaner Saturated Wipe 
  RBG-35LR   Qt Spray Bottle Polywater® Rubber Goods Cleaner 
  RBG-128   1-Gallon Jug Polywater® Rubber Goods Cleaner 
  RBG-640   5-Gallon Pail Polywater® Rubber Goods Cleaner 
  RBG-D72   72-Count Wipes Canister Rubber Goods Cleaner 


type FO fiber optic cleaner alcohol

Polywater® Type FO
Alcohol Fiber Optic Cleaner

Type FO Fiber Optic Cleaner is great for cleaning glass fiber end faces for better light transmission performance. Type FO removes dust, oil, and other contaminants, and leaves no residue. The anhydrous alcohol in Type FO is water-free. Avoidance of water is important in fiber optic cleaning.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  FO-1    Type FO™ Isopropyl Alcohol Prep Wipe
  FO-2LP   2-Oz Refillable Spray Type FO™ Isopropyl Alcohol
  FO-8LF    8-Oz Refillable Bottle Type FO™ Isopropyl Alcohol
  FO-16   16-Oz Type FO™ Isopropyl Alcohol Fiber Cleaner
  FO-32   32-Oz Type FO™ Isopropyl Alcohol Fiber Cleaner
  FO-128   1-Gal Type FO™ Isopropyl Alcohol Fiber Cleaner


Type KC Electrical Contacts and Apparatus Cleaner

Polywater® Type KC
Electrical Cleaner

Polywater® KC Electrical Contact & Equipment Cleaner can be used to clean circuit boards, controls, switches, substation relays, communication radios, meters, traffic control electronics, cables, etc.  It effectively cleans oxidation, dust, and light oils from electrical equipment. Type KC leaves no residue and has no flashpoint, making it an excellent choice for emergency outages and plant shut-down applications. Type KC is also safe for use on most plastics, for confidence when cleaning sensitive electronics and circuit boards. In compliance with national and local regulatory requirements, Type KC has low VOCs and contains no ozone depleting chemicals or known or suspected carcinogens. It is safer to use in confined spaces compared to chlorinated solvents.

Type KC Electrical Cable & Equipment Cleaner will not corrode or stain metal parts. It does not tarnish or corrode copper per ASTM D 130 and D 1729. Type KC is compatible with most plastics and elastomers, with much less effect on these materials than chlorinated solvents and HCFC 141b.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  KC-16    16-Oz Type KC™ Aerosol (net wt 14 oz)


Hot Stick Cleaner & Water Repellant Wipe

Polywater® Hot Stick Cleaner
& Water-Repellent Wipe

Use Polywater® S-1 wipes to meet the cleaning requirements of the OSHA Live-Line Tool Standard. OSHA requires that “Each live-line tool shall be wiped clean and visually inspected for defects before use each day.” See sidebar for the regulation details. The OSHA Live Line Tool Standard notes that “a hot stick can become electrically unsafe because of … a combination of wetting, surface contamination, and a loss of surface gloss …” and ” … the best defense against accidents is a clean, glossy stick that causes water to bead up …”

The IEEE maintenance standard #978 states the best way to clean a stick is to use isopropyl alcohol followed by a silicone wiping cloth. The S-1 cleverly combines both alcohol and silicone to clean and protect a stick in one easy step. S-1 wipes won’t add a static charge to hot sticks, unlike silicone wiping cloths. Once a dirty stick is wiped down with a silicone wiping cloth; the cloths become contaminated and lose their effectiveness.

The Polywater S-1 is amazingly effective at cleaning telescoping/extendo sticks so they glide into position instead of sticking. The Polywater S-1 makes a big difference when cleaning and protecting shotgun sticks, hot sticks, bracing arms, cutters, and jumper holders.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  S-1   Hot Stick Cleaner/Water Repellent Wipe 


Boom Pre-Wash Cleaning Wipes

BOOM Cleaner Removes Residues
That Can Cause Tracking

Polywater® BOOM Prewash Wipes are saturated towels that clean grease, tar, creosote, salt spray, hydraulic fluid, pine pitch, insects and road debris off insulated fiberglass boom arms, insulators, and buckets.  Tracking on insulated bucket trucks occurs when too much residue builds up and allows a pathway for electrical current.  It is important to clean and inspect boom and bucket trucks on a regular basis.

Dirt accumulated during normal use can affect a boom’s dielectric properties. Annual dielectric testing is not enough to ensure safe operation. Insulated areas of a boom truck should be cleaned regularly with an approved product such as Polywater Boom Wash to reduce risk for personnel. Common degreasers and solvents can actually harm booms by stripping the gel coat and causing weak or soft spots. Cleaners and protectants designed specifically for fiberglass booms are recommended.

Once the boom is properly cleaned, apply a good wax to protect the surface and force water beading during misty or wet weather. Polywater manufactures a specialty fiberglass wax available in pint cans (cat #W-16) or individual towelettes (cat #W-1). All products used on a boom truck should be approved by the aerial lift manufacturer.

Companies should follow boom truck manufacturer guidelines on the frequency of dielectric testing, proper cleaning practice, and other maintenance procedures. The ANSI A92.2-1990 Standard (Section 5.4.3) also addresses proper dielectric testing intervals and field inspections for aerial truck testing.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  B-1  Prewash Wipe for Boom Maintenance 
  B-D72  72-Count Boom Wipe Canister 


QuicKleen Fiber Optic Cleaner

Polywater® QuicKleen
Fiber EndFace Cleaner

QuicKleen is a unique solvent blend that cleans completely, leaves no residue, and evaporates quickly. QuicKleen Fiber EndFace Cleaner is available in a convenient 2-fl oz/60-ml spray package, and as part of an all-inclusive kit.

The FiberKleen towelette dispenser contains 175 lint-free, high-quality microfiber towels that are used to clean ferrules, bulkheads and fiber endfaces. Keeps towels safe from contamination and easily fits into tool kits and bags.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  QC-2LP   2-Oz QuicKleen™ Type QC Finger Sprayer
  QC-KIT2   QuicKleen™ Type QC Kit w/2-oz Finger Sprayer
  DT-D175   175-Towel FiberKleen™ Dispenser w/Cleaning Pad
  SWB-125F10   1.25 mm FiberKleen™ Foam Swab 10-Pack 
  SWB-250F100   2.5 mm FiberKleen™ Foam Swab 100-Pack 
  SWB-C100   FiberKleen™ Cotton Swab 100-Pack 
  SWB-M100   Mirror FiberKleen™ Foam Swab 100-Pack 
  SWB-V100   V-Groove FiberKleen™ Foam Swab 100-Pack 


Fiberglass Wax & Buff

Polywater® Fiberglass Wax & Buff Kit

Polywater® Wax was formulated especially for hot sticks and insulating boom arms to haze quickly and buff out easily.  This carnuba-based wax restores the luster of the fiberglass to help protect the gel coat. It beads water on the insulating surface to inhibit tracking. Waxing the insulating portion of boom arms and buckets after cleaning them with Polywater Boom Wash, or following dielectric testing, is a recommended maintenance practice. See the sidebar for boom truck cleaning guidelines.

OSHA states that hot sticks, booms, and other live-line tools “… can become electrically unsafe because of … a combination of wetting, surface contamination, and a loss of surface gloss …” and ” … the best defense against accidents is a clean, glossy stick that causes water to bead up …”

The ANSI A92.2-1990 Standard (Section 5.4.3) also addresses proper dielectric testing intervals and field inspections for aerial truck testing. By following manufacturer and industry guidelines on the maintenance of boom trucks, aerial fleets will be safer and last longer. Polywater Wax and Boom Wash aid conformance to these industry practices.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  W-1    Fiberglass Wax & Buff Kit 
  W-16   16-Oz Fast-Hazing Fiberglass Wax


Solar Panel Cleaner

Polywater® SPW
Solar Panel Cleaner

A 2011 study by the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology concluded that “accumulated dust on the surface of photovoltaic solar panels can reduce the system’s efficiency by up to 50%.” Other contaminants can be even worse. Panels must be cleaned for optimal performance. The small cost of regular cleaning with a specialty solar product yields big savings by increasing panel output.

Solar Panel Wash (SPW) was specially formulated to be compatible with the films that are used on solar panels. It cleans all types of solar panels without oxidizing or abrading aluminum rails and mounting apparatus. Many common soaps used for washing cars or windows contain alkalines that promote oxidation and require deionized water for a spot-free rinse. Dust, bird droppings, pollution, pollen, tree sap, plant matter residue, etc., all reduce the overall effectiveness of solar panel generation capacity.

Solar Panel Wash has been approved by SolarWorld, America’s Largest Solar Manufacturer since 1975.  We have also received an approval from Canadian Solar who is one of the three biggest solar companies in the world by revenue and 4 additional panel manufacturer approvals.  Along with manufacturer approvals we have testimonials from end users describing how pleased they are with the performance of SPW.  Please see the sidebar for these approvals and testimonials.

Get the maximum output from your panels with American Polywater’s Solar Panel Wash.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  SPW-35HS   1-Qt Bottle Solar Panel Wash™ w/Hose Adapter
  SPW-35LF   1-Qt Bottle Solar Panel Wash™ w/Flip Top 
  SPW-128    1-Gallon Jug Solar Panel Wash™ 
  SPW-640    5-Gallon Solar Panel Wash™ 


EFW Alcohol Wipes

Polywater® EFW Alcohol Wipe

Polywater® EFW Electro Fusion Wipe cleans the pipe surface of gas, electrical, telecom, water, or sewer PE conduits prior to the electro or butt fusion process.  Installer should have a handy source of  EFW-1 disposable wipes available to avoid reuse/contamination issues. EFW wipes can clean more area prior to shaving (scraping) the pipe. The wipe can also be used to clean off pipe shavers or any contaminant that could interfere with a good fusion process.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  EFW-1   Type EFW™ Electro Fusion Wipe 

Splicemaster Drying DT Towels

Polywater® SpliceMaster®
DT Dry Towels

Polywater® SpliceMaster® Drying Towels are ideal for wiping excess solvent from electrical cables during splicing. Using rags or recycled cloths that aren’t lint free to wipe cleaners from cable can leave residues that cause tracking and failure. Recycled rags may also contain oils that can then be deposited onto the insulation. Other commercially available towels are not lint free and can contain fiber-bonding adhesives, which will lead to failures.

The Polywater Drying Towels are lint free and contain no fiber-bonding adhesives that could leave a chemical residue. The drying towels are durable with a high tensile strength in both directions, and have excellent absorbancy. These non-linting, non-tearing, and non-snagging wipes have many uses beyond cable cleaning. The wipes are excellent for use in the PE fusion industries for gas piping and water piping applications. The key to a good splice and creating a reliable utility system is to use recommended materials and follow the proper procedures.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  DT-69    200-Count 6-inch X 9-inch Dry Towels 
  DT-1212    100-Count 12-inch X 12-inch Dry Towels 


SpliceMaster Sanding Cloth Roll

Polywater® SpliceMaster®
Sanding Cloth Rolls

SpliceMaster® 120-grit, non-conductive, aluminum oxide sandpaper rolls are for removing semi-con shield residue, jacket polymers, and other contaminating materials from electrical cable insulation during splicing. Deposits can lead to tracking or arcing and must be removed prior to splicing electrical cable.

Emery cloth and standard store-bought sandpapers and abrasives can leave conductive grit residues that could lead to cable failure and hazardous conditions. Only non-conductive sanding materials should be used. Never abrade an energized cable.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  SP-ROLL    1-inch X 50-Yard Roll 120-Grit Sanding Cloth 



 

LZ Pulling Lubricant

Polywater® LZ Universal Cable Pulling Lubricant

Polywater® LZ offers proven cable compatibility, superior combustion resistance, and an inherently low coefficient of friction. Polywater LZ should be specified for installations of LSZH/LSHF cable in duct and where fire propagation is a concern.  This is our most versatile lubricant that can be used on all types of cable jackets.

Because of ongoing production and formulation advances in LSZH cable technology, please verify with cable manufacturers the current status of lubricant compatibility, or contact Polywater directly for specific jacket details.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  LZ-35    Qt Sqz Bottle Polywater® Lubricant LZ 
  LZ-55   1/2-Gal Bag Polywater® Lubricant LZ
  LZ-110   1/2-Gal Bag Polywater® Lubricant LZ in Pail 
  LZ-128   Gal Polywater® Lubricant LZ 
  LZ-640   5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant LZ 
  LZ-DRUM   55-Gal Polywater® Lubricant LZ 


Cable Pulling Lubricant

Polywater® CGL Communications
Gel Pulling Lubricant

Polywater® Lubricant CGL is a high-performance, gel cable pulling lubricant formulated specifically for the communications industry.  It is recommended for fiber optic, copper or coaxial cable pulls.

Polywater CGL provides maximum friction reduction between cable and conduit under both low and high sidewall bearing pressures.  It is slow drying and leaves a lubricating film after its water base has evaporated.  Polywater CGL is a gel material and can be applied by hand or using Polywater’s LP-D5 pump.

Polywater CGL is safe for the aquatic environment.  It meets California regulation CCR 22. Polywater CGL is suitable for use on PE and low-smoke zero-halogen (LSZH) communication cable jackets.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  CGL-110   1/2-Gal Bag Polywater® Lubricant CGL In Pail 
  CGL-27   Qt Bag Polywater® Lubricant CGL
  CGL-35   Qt Sqz Bottle Polywater® Lubricant CGL
  CGL-55   1/2-Gal Bag Polywater® Lubricant CGL
  CGL-128   Gal Polywater® Lubricant CGL
  CGL-640   5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant CGL
  CGL-99   Qt Bag Polywater® Lubricant CGL in Pail


J Cable Pulling Lubricant

Polywater® J
Cable Pulling Lubricant

Proven Through Use

Polywater® Lubricant J is the best known of the Polywater lubricants. For three decades, millions of feet of underground and industrial cable have been pulled using Polywater J. This results in both a popular and a proven product. 

Friction Reduction

Lubricant J provides good tension reduction in all types of cable pulling. Use it on both electrical and communication cable. Because it has excellent shear resistance, Polywater J reduces friction well in conduit bends. Such bends are a major source of tension in cable pulling. See the sidebar Tech Data Sheet and friction measurement paper for additional friction information.

Clean Use

Polywater J is clean and slow-drying. Lubricant J dries to a thin lubricating film that retains lubricity for months after use. Quick clean-up is especially important in finished indoor use.

Specification Properties

Because the residue does not burn and spread flame like some of the wax lubricants, Polywater Lubricant J is often specified for pulling fire-retardant cables. Additionally, it meets typical LEED® and Green Seal criteria. Lubricant J is UL Listed and water-based Polywater J complies with CARB regulations. Specify lubricant J for long pulls, multiple-bend pulls, or pulls in a hot environment.

Application

Apply Lubricant J by hand or with a pump. Or try prelubricating with the unique Front End Pack Lubrication System. Packages are available for all types of cable pulling.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  J-27    Qt Bag Polywater® Lubricant J 
  J-35    Qt Sqz Bottle Polywater® Lubricant J 
  J-55    1/2-Gal Bag Polywater® Lubricant J 
  J-99    Qt Bag Polywater® Lubricant J in Pail
  J-110    1/2-Gal Bag Polywater® Lubricant J in Pail 
  J-128    Gal Polywater® Lubricant J 
  J-640    5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant J 
  J-DRUM    55-Gal Polywater® Lubricant J 


Communications Cable Pulling Lubricant

Polywater® CPL Communications
Cable Pulling Lubricant

long fiber optic, copper-paired or coaxial cable pulls.

Polywater CPL provides maximum friction reduction between cable and conduit under both low and high sidewall bearing pressures. It is slow drying and leaves a lubricating film after its water base has evaporated. Polywater CPL is a liquid lubricant and can be applied by pouring into an up-turned duct or funnel.

Polywater CPL is safe for the aquatic environment. It meets California regulation CCR 22. Polywater CPL is suitable for use on PE communication cable jackets.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  CPL-128   Gal Polywater® Lubricant CPL
  CPL-320   2.5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant CPL
  CPL-640   5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant CPL
  WCPL-35   Qt Sqz Bottle Polywater® Lubricant WCPL
  WCPL-128   Gal Polywater® Lubricant WCPL
  WCPL-320   2.5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant WCPL
  WCPL-640   5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant WCPL


Fiber Optic Cable Pulling Lubricant

Polywater® F
Fiber Optic Cable Pulling Lubricant

Polywater® F Lubricant is a high-performance, pourable liquid recommended for pulling underground fiber optic cable. It is also suitable for pulling coaxial and copper-pair cable.

Polywater F Lubricant wets and clings to cable jacket and evenly coats the jacket surface. It continues to lubricate by leaving film after its water base has evaporated. It is compatible with a broad range of cable jackets, including polyethylene (PE) types.

Polywater F Lubricant is a thick liquid, and is applied by pouring or pumping the lubricant into the duct system.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  F-35
  Gal Polywater® Lubricant PJ 
  F-128
 Gal Polywater® Lubricant F
  F-320 
  2.5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant F 
  F-640
  5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant F 
  F-DRUM 
  55-Gal Polywater® Lubricant F


PJ pourable cable pulling lubricant

Polywater® PJ (Pourable J)
High Performance Cable Lube

Polywater® PJ offers the same high-performance factors as heavy duty Polywater J. Polywater PJ matches Polywater J’s high lubricity and cable jacket compatibility.  When coupled with its low fire propagation properties and ease of clean-up, Polywater PJ is the best choice for installations where pouring or pumping are more efficient methods of lubricant application.

The thicker gel version of Polywater J is recommended where pouring is not practical. For information see sidebar.

* Polywater PJ is not recommended for LSZH/LSHF and certain CSPE and CPE cable jackets. For these jacket types, Polywater LZ is the recommended/approved product.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  PJ-128    Gal Polywater® Lubricant PJ 
  PJ-320    2.5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant PJ 
  PJ-640    5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant PJ 
  PJ-DRUM    55-Gal Polywater® Lubricant PJ 


+Silcone Cable Pulling Lubricant

Polywater® + Silicone
Cable Pulling Lubricant

Polywater® + Silicone Types NN and NB are a family of high-performance, specification-grade, cable pulling lubricants that demonstrate superior performance in two areas:  Friction reduction on HDPE (polyethylene conduits) and PVC materials. These lubricants provide continuous lubrication when pulling through water and are suitable for all types of cable pulling.

They are the industry preferred cable pulling lubricants for the longest pulls of heavy transmission cable and pulling cables in a wet environment. They are suitable for use with factory lubricated ducts. They continue to lubricate under high sidewall pressure forces in conduit bends.  Both Type NN and NB are slow drying and leave a thin, slippery film that retains its slip for months after installations. While they can be applied by hand, it is best to pour or pump the lubricant into the duct during cable pulls.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  NN-128    Gal Polywater® + Silicone™ NN 
  NN-320    2.5-Gal Polywater® + Silicone™ NN 
  NN-640    5-Gal Polywater® + Silicone™ NN 
  NN-DRUM   55-Gal Polywater® + Silicone™ NN 
  WNN-128    Gal Winter Grade Polywater® + Silicone™ WNN 
  WNN-640    5-Gal Winter Grade Polywater® + Silicone™ WNN 
  NB-35    Qt Polywater® + Silicone™ NB 
  NB-128    Gal Polywater® + Silicone™ NB 
  NB-320    2.5-Gal Polywater® + Silicone™ NB 
  NB-640    5-Gal Polywater® + Silicone™ NB 
  NB-DRUM   55-Gal Polywater® + Silicone™ NB 
  WNB-128    Gal Winter Grade Polywater® + Silicone™ WNB 
  WNB-640    5-Gal Polywater® + Silicone™ WNB 


CLR Clear Cable Pulling Lubricant

Polywater® CLR
Clear Cable Pulling Lubricant

* Polywater® CLR is not recommended for LSZH/LSHF and certain CSPE and CPE cable jackets. For these jacket types,Polywater LZ is the recommended/approved product.

Polywater® CLR Clear Cable Pulling Lubricant is a clear, colorless, clean, slow-drying, easy-to-apply gel lubricant. This thick gel lubricant was developed to avoid drippage to make handling and application easy. Polywater CLR is a good lubricant for everyday cable pulling.

The dried residue of Polywater CLR Lubricant is harmless to humans, environmentally safe, and compatible with cable jacket materials.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  CLR-35   Qt Sqz Bottle Polywater® Lubricant CLR
  CLR-128   Gal Polywater® Lubricant CLR
  CLR-640   5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant CLR


Prelube 2000 Cable Blowing Lubricant

Polywater® Prelube 2000
Cable Blowing Lubricant

Polywater Prelube 2000 reduces frictional drag during the blowing of outside plant fiber optic cable into duct. It increases the distance cable can be installed in a continuous length. Prelube 2000 can also be used to blow in empty microducts for future microcable installation. Use Prelube 5000 for blowing the microcables; see related products on the sidebar.

When cable blowing, the cable stops moving when the frictional force resisting movement equals the blowing force producing movement. The maximum blowing distance varies linearly with friction coefficient in straight conduit sections. The friction reduction shown for Prelube 2000 can increase installation distance by a factor of 5 or more versus unlubricated duct. More information on these studies is published in our TeleTopics Newsletter Volume #11 (right sidebar link).

Application: An airtight duct system with pressure-tight splices is critical to maximizing cable installation distance. Follow the equipment manufacturer’s instructions. Duct must be clean, dry and mandrel tested. Clean the duct by blowing a tight-fitting foam sponge through the duct with high pressure. If excess water or dirt exists, repeat this process. Prelube 2000 is effective at a coating thickness of 0.5 mg/cm². See the article reprint on the right sidebar for additional information on duct preparation.

For smoothwall duct and high air speed equipment with no missile, squeeze the recommended amount of Prelube 2000 Lubricant into the duct. Spread the lubricant by blowing a foam carrier through the duct. The squeeze bottle (cat# P-35) is a good package for this type of application.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  P-35    Qt Sqz Bottle Polywater® Lubricant CLR
  P-128    Gal Polywater® Prelube™ 2000 
  P-640    5-Gal Polywater® Prelube™ 2000 
  P-DRUM   55-Gal Polywater® Prelube™ 2000


FTTx Fiber Optic Communications Lubricant

Polywater® FTTx
Communications Lubricant

Polywater FTTx is a thin, sprayable liquid, available in several unique packages. The FTTx-35LR is a refillable, spray trigger bottle practical for shorter cable installations. The FTTx-D20 contains lubricant-saturated towels that easily coat the wires as they are pulled. For larger applications, Polywater FTTx can be sprayed from an air-pressurized industrial sprayer (see application video on right sidebar).

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  FTTX-35LR   Qt Spray Bottle Polywater® Lubricant FTTX 
  FTTX-D20   20-Ct Wipe Canister Polywater® Lubricant FTTX 


Dyna Blue Cable Pulling Lubricant

Dyna-Blue®
Cable Pulling Lubricant

* Dyna-Blue® Lubricant is not recommended for LSZH/LSHF and certain CSPE and CPE cable jackets. For these jacket types, Polywater® LZ is the recommended/approved product.

Dyna-Blue® Lubricant is a clean, slow-drying, easy-to-apply gel for hand application. It is a thick gel with “clingability” for easy handling and application. Dyna-Blue combines effectiveness with economy. It is a good lubricant for everyday use in general electrical applications.

Dyna-Blue Lubricant does not cold flow down vertical conduits. It wipes cleanly off cables, allowing wire markers to stick. It dries slippery with <5% residue so cables aren’t “cemented” in the duct. It is a stable gel that won’t degrade and turn runny in its container over time.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  D-35    Qt Squeeze Bottle Dyna-Blue® Lubricant 
  D-128    Gal Dyna-Blue® Lubricant 
  D-640    5-Gal Dyna-Blue® Lubricant 
  D-DRUM    55-Gal Dyna-Blue® Lubricant 


SPY Sprayable Cable Pulling Lubricant

Polywater® SPY
Sprayable Cable Pulling Lubricant

Polywater®  SPY Lubricant is a concentrated liquid that can be sprayed into the duct or wiped on the cable in a thin film. Industrial sprayers are available for automatic spraying application. Polywater SPY is based on unique lubricant chemistry and technology. Much like a paint, the lubricant thins as it is sprayed or wiped. Once on the cable or conduit surface, it thickens to stay coated.

Polywater SPY Sprayable Cable Pulling Lubricant reduces friction effectively and compares favorably with the other high-quality Polywater Lubricants.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  SPY-35LR   Qt Spray Bottle Polywater® Lubricant SPY 
  SPY-128   1-Gal Jug Polywater® Lubricant SPY 
  SPY-640   5-Gal Pail Polywater® Lubricant SPY 
  SPY-D20   20-Ct Wipe Canister Polywater® Lubricant SPY 
  WSPY-35LR   Qt Spray Winter Grade Polywater® Lube WSPY 
  WSPY-640   5-Gal Winter Grade Polywater® Lube WSPY 


Prelube 5000 Microcable Blowing Lubricant

Polywater® Prelube 5000
Microcable Blowing Lubricant

Polywater® Prelube 5000 reduces frictional drag during the blowing of small diameter fiber optic microcable into microtube duct. It increases installation distance of cable in a single shot. For blowing conventional fiber cables see sidebar. The improved chemistry allows this product to spread farther and reduce friction at extremely low coating levels.

Application: The microduct 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 exits from the microduct, repeat the process. Trapped water or dirt 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 into microduct by blowing a foam carrier or sponge as many times as necessary to avoid lubricant puddling near the entrance of the duct.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  PM-8    8-Oz Prelube™ 5000 Microcable Blowing Lubricant  


Type P7 Penetrating Oil

Type P7 Penetrating Oil

P7 Penetrating Oil is suitable for all kinds of electrical, industrial and telecommunication uses. Type P7 works four ways: as a moisture displacer, rust preventative, lubricant, and penetrating oil. P7 eliminates the need to carry multiple products for separate tasks, reducing chemical inventories and SDS collection.

P7 Penetrating Oil is excellent for maintaining locks. Spray P7 into lock tumblers for easy opening and long-lasting protection against rust. P7 is ideal for freeing up seized pole line hardware and all nuts and bolts. It has many electrical and telecommunication utility applications, such as lubricating and protecting cabinets and enclosures. P7 penetrates quickly to loosen stuck or frozen parts. Use P7 to maintain and lubricate equipment and motors. It displaces moisture, which is critical to restoring electrical or electronic equipment systems damaged by water ingress. Refer to our storm damage document on the sidebar for more information on the proper way to bring electrical systems back online after flooding.

P7 Penetrating Oil meets and exceeds numerous mil spec and ASTM standards making it a great choice for wide ranging industries. Please refer to our technical specification document for detailed test data on these standards.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  P7-12      16-Oz Type P7™ Aerosol (net wt 10 oz)


G Cable Pulling Lubricant

Polywater® G
Cable Pulling Lubricant

Polywater® G offers crews a cable pulling lubricant that can be hand applied when pouring is not possible. Polywater G is a single-polymer lubricant used for underground cable pulling in the telecommunication and electrical utility industries. This non-staining lubricant was widely used 30-40 years ago due to its ease of application, resistance to mold growth, and availability in field-friendly packages. Polywater’s newer complex-polymer lubricants, such as Polywater J, are better suited for installing copper telecommunication and electrical cables. Polywater J was specially formulated for today’s longer and more difficult pulls, pulling through multiple bends and working in hot environments. Polywater J is also used in vertical conduit runs, as it won’t cold flow down into the box or panel after the cables are installed. If Polywater G is still being used we recommend contacting Polywater for a better solution for cable installation needs.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  G-35    Qt Sqz Bottle Polywater® Lubricant G 
  G-55    1/2-Gal Bag Polywater® Lubricant G 
  G-128    Gal Polywater® Lubricant G 
  G-640    5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant G 


Polywater® A Pourable Cable Lubricant

Polywater® A
Pourable Cable Lubricant

Polywater® A is the original single-polymer Polywater Lubricant developed for underground cable pulling in the telecommunication and electrical utility industries. This non-staining lubricant was widely used 30-40 years ago due to its ease of application, resistance to mold growth, and availability in field-friendly packages

Polywater’s newer complex-polymer lubricants, such as Polywater F for fiber optic and coaxial cables and Polywater PJ for electrical cables, are better suited for today’s longer and more difficult pulls in hot environments or with multiple bends. If Polywater A is still being used, we recommend contacting Polywater for an improved alternative for your cable installation needs.

* Polywater A is not recommended for LSZH/LSHF and certain CSPE and CPE cable jackets. For these jacket types, Polywater LZ is the recommended/approved product.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  A-32    Qt Squeeze Bottle Polywater® Lubricant A 
  A-128    Gal Polywater® Lubricant A 
  A-640    5-Gal Polywater® Lubricant A 


Cable Free Loosener Cable Removal Aid

Polywater® CableFree® Loosener
Cable Removal Aid

CableFree® Loosener is designed to remove “cemented” wires and cables from conduit systems. Typical reasons that cables get stuck in conduit include yellow-colored, wax-based or old soap-based pulling lubricant residues; cloth-jacketed wires; “bird nesting” of wires; and rust, mud or bitumen deposits. CableFree is a liquid lubricant with a citrus-based solvent that loosens these binding agents to reclaim conduit raceway systems.
  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  CF-35    Qt CableFree® Loosener 
  CF-128    Gal CableFree® Loosener 
  CF-640    5-Gal CableFree® Loosener 


Drill-Powered Lubricant Pump

Polywater® Lubricant Pump
Drill-Powered Model LP-D5

Operation:
Open pail or drum. With drum, untie and open liner, then replace drum cover. Set LP-D5 pump in 5-gallon pail or into the 2-inch bung hole of a 55-gallon drum. Attach variable-speed drill to LP-D5.

Insert free end of hose into conduit opening, pail or jug. Set drill to OPERATE IN FORWARD. Start drill to pump lubricant until it is visible at hose end. If installing cable, start pulling cable and adjust variable speed drill to pump lubricant at desired flow rate.

Cleaning:
Pump clean tap water through LP-D5 pump until water discharge is clear and no lubricant is apparent. Let pump containing tap water soak for 15 minutes. Run pump again with clean tap water to remove any remaining lubricant. Repeat the process as necessary. Wipe off pump. Protect from dirt with bag or other cover.

Keep dirt and debris away from pump to avoid damage. Avoid running pump dry to prevent damage.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  LP-D5   Polywater® Drill-Operated Lubricant Pump 


IceFree Antifreeze Gel

Polywater® IceFree
Encapsulating Antifreeze Gel System

The WB duct block is pumped in-line when there is no available conduit access.  It places a gel containment block in the far end of the conduit. The Polywater® FST Duct Sealant is an easy-to-use containment system when there is conduit access.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  WB-8   IceFree™ Chemical Duct Block


Type CG Cold Galvanizing Spray

Polywater® Type CG
Cold Galvanizing Spray

Type CG Cold Galvanize is an industrial aerosol coating for metal protection and repair. Type CG contains 95% pure zinc. When sprayed on metal it forms a zinc-rich coating that prevents rust and inhibits corrosion through sacrificial galvanic action.

Type CG Cold Galvanize provides superior rust protection on pole line hardware, breaker panels, meter boxes, utility trailers, guard rails, safety rails, ladders, threads, conduits, utility poles, transformer and sectionalizing cabinets, fasteners, and fencing. Type CG aerosol offers easy on-the-job application and is ideal as a primer or for touch-up. Quick-drying CG contains no chlorinated solvents, and is excellent for weld coating. The nozzle does not gum up and plug as easily as other cold galvanizing sprays on the market. Type CG meets various Mil spec and ASTM tests and requirements.

  Polywater Part # Fiber Savvy Part #   Top Seller   Description
  CG-13    16-Oz Type CG™ Aerosol (net wt 13 oz) 

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