Pipe Sealant & Thread Sealants
Simply screwing two pipes together can achieve a strong seal, but not one that is 100% resistant to penetration by small quantities of water, gas or fuel, or to eventually coming apart due to corrosion or vibration. The solution is to apply pipe sealant which, as it cures, fills all of the minute spaces between threads and forms a completely airtight and watertight seal that will not come loose. Some pipe sealants also act as a lubricant, allowing joints to be more tightly screwed together.
Hytek offers a wide range of jointing compounds & pipe sealants suitable for pipes that will contain different types of liquids and gasses. From Heldite Jointing Compound, suitable for Diesel, Oil and Water, to Loxeal (85-21) suitable for Petrol and AdBlue®, or Loxeal 18-10 which is perfect for air, diesel, oil & petrol. Loxeal is also a perfect replacement to PTFE tape.
Hytek also provides spare gaskets to provide a better seal at mating surfaces between joints, as well as rolls of PFTE sealing tape in 12mm wide, 0.075mm thick rolls. The tape is placed around threaded connections before two pipes are screwed together, where it acts as a lubricant for the joint, allowing a tighter seal. The tape also becomes squeezed into the gaps between threads, fulfilling a similar purpose to pipe sealant. PFTE sealing tape generally works best on tapered threads where the wedge effect tightly seals the joint, and is best used for water pipes and systems with no vibration, which it doesn’t protect against.