Polywater® SPY Cable Lubricant

Innovative Approach to Cable Lubrication

AP-SPY-35LR
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What's special about this lubricant?

  • This is the only cable lube that offers a sprayable alternative, allowing for easier application.
  • Spray or wipe this high performance cable lubricant onto cables that are being pulled, pushed or blown into conduit.
  • Offers excellent cling and continues to work even after it has dried, because the residue of the spray is a thin, slippery film that retains lubricity for many months.
  • Non-hazardous water-based lube doesn't contain toxic components, so it's user and environment friendly, as well as biodegradable.
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Part # Description Weight Price
AP-SPY-35LR American Polywater SPY Lubricant 1 Qt Spray Bottle 2.15 lbs
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AP-SPY-D20 American Polywater SPY Lubricant 20ct Wipe Canister 2.3 lbs
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AP-SPY-640 American Polywater SPY Lubricant 5 Gallon Pail 42 lbs
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  • Highly concentrated, so you only need to use a thin coating
  • Easy to use and cleanup, plus it's non-staining
  • Ideal to use in industrial electrical, communications, construction and maintenance projects.
  • Decreases damage and loss to cables during installation because it reduces friction.
  • Industrial sprayers are available for automatic spraying applications.
  • Some examples of possible uses are: lubricating fiberglass rods for easier and longer insertions during fishing; spraying holes in wood studs to reduce Romex® wire tension when hand pulling; no-mess underground cable installation by using pressurized spraying; lowering tension when pulling wire into EMT or PVC conduits in traditional buildings.
  • Packed for safe use; if properly sealed after opening, the lubricant will have a shelf life of one year.
  • Water-based; uses natural and renewable resources, so it minimizes pollution and global warming.
  • All defective products will be replaced under the warranty
  • Proudly made in the USA US flag

 

Recommended Lubricant Quantity:
  Q = k x L x D

Q = quantity in gallons (liters)
k = 0.0005 (0.0004 if metric units)
L = length of conduit run in feet (meters)
D = ID of the conduit in inches (mm)

 

 

Physical Properties
Appearance Slightly thickened white liquid
Color Translucent white
String None
Foaming Slight
Vapor Pressure 18 mm @ 72° F
Specific Gravity (H20 = 1) 1.0
Percent Volatiles (Weight) 96%
Viscosity 250 - 75 cps @ 10 rmp
VOC Content 0 gms / L
Utlization Temperature 28° to 120° F (-2° to 50° C)
Boiling Point  >212° F / 100° C
Temperature Range 20° to 120° F (-5° to 50° C)
Ignition Temperature None
Vapor Density (Air = 1)  > 1
Solubility in Water Dispersible
Percent Water (Weight)  > 90%
Percent Solids 4.2%
pH 7.5 to 90
Residue Appearance Slippery film
Wetting after 1 min on XLPE  > 99% wetting
Product Materials Water and polymers

 

Compatibility

Jacket Type Elongation Max Tensile
PVC (non-aged control) 206%   1210 psi  
PVC ( aged 180 days, 50° C) 170% 83% - pass 1130 psi 93% - pass
XLPE (non-aged control) 368%   836 psi  
XLPE (aged 180 days, 50° C) 334% 91% - pass 800 psi 96% - pass

 

Friction

Cable Conduit Polywater® SPY µk @ 200 lbs/ft Bare (unlubricated) µk @ 200 lbs/ft
XLPE Rigid Steel 0.08 0.39
PVC Rigid Steel 0.10 0.38
THHN Rigid Steel 0.10 0.17
Enhanced THHN Rigid Steel 0.09 0.17
XLPE EMT * 0.17 0.42
PVC EMT * 0.21 0.36
THHN EMT * 0.17 0.25
Ehanced THHN EMT * 0.11 0.22
XLPE SCH 40 PVC 0.06 0.45
PVC SCH 40 PVC 0.06 0.52
THHN SCH 40 PVC 0.07 0.35
Enhanced THHN SCH 40 PVC 0.07 0.25

* EMT conduit shows wide variance depending on manufacturer, and friction values (µk) show a wide range of values. Polywater SPY Lubricant reduces friction on the EMT tested.

 

Dry Coefficient of Friction

Cable Conduit µk @ 200 lbs/ft
Dry Polywater® SPY Control Polywater® SPY Bare (unlubricated)
XLPE Rigid Steel 0.12 0.08 0.39
PVC Rigid Steel 0.10 0.10 0.38
THHN Rigid Steel 0.12 0.10 0.17
Enhanced THHN Rigid Steel 0.15 0.09 0.17
XLPE EMT * 0.16 0.17 0.42
PVC EMT * 0.20 0.21 0.36
THHN EMT * 0.22 0.17 0.25
Ehanced THHN EMT * 0.22 0.11 0.22
XLPE SCH 40 PVC 0.06 0.06 0.45
PVC SCH 40 PVC 0.07 0.06 0.52
THHN SCH 40 PVC 0.07 0.07 0.35
Enhanced THHN SCH 40 PVC 0.08 0.07 0.25
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