Definition - What does Pipe Lubricant mean?
Pipe lubricants are used for assembling and joining gasketed pipes of different materials such as concrete, plastic, clay and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Pipe lubricants improve the jointing and form an effective seal, making the pipeline waterproof.
In all pipeline installation work including trenchless methods, pipe lubricants play an important role during the assembly and laying of pipelines.
Trenchlesspedia explains Pipe Lubricant
Pipe lubricant is a mix of non-toxic ingredients and soap. The soap made with fatty acids are dispersed in water solvents and glycols, along with a filler of clay pigment. The lubricant can be applied in both wet and dry conditions and in the temperature range of -10° up to 150°F.
This lubricant is suitable for all kinds of pipe and gasket material and does not cause any kind of deterioration or growth of bacteria. It also does not contain petroleum or phosphate compounds. Pipe lubricant is applied using a brush, swab or with a gloved hand.