Dry Film Lubricant for the Energy Sector
Dicronite® provides friction reduction for oil & gas, nuclear, and renewable energy systems so you can avoid failure, increase efficiency and maximize performance.
Originally developed for NASA, Dicronite® has been used to keep mechanical systems for aviation/aerospace reliable and precise. The coating provides precision friction reduction and ensures reliability in some of aerospace’s toughest environments.
Engineers use Dicronite® when:
Common Energy Applications Include:
Common energy applications that use Dicronite® include but are not limited to:
Key Features of Dicronite®
Dicronite® Coating Information
Highlighted Dicronite® Use Cases:
Most frequent questions and answers
Dicronite® provides only minor corrosion prevention. It is not recommended to use Dicronite® to prevent corrosion. However, many customers use Dicronite® on top of coatings or platings that do prevent corrosion for combined corrosion resistance and friction reduction.
Coated parts should be handled to prevent physical damage to coated surfaces such as scratching, scraping, or abrasion. In addition, parts should be stored in a manner that prevents corrosion of the underlying substrate. If the part begins corroding underneath the Dicronite® coating this can diminish the performance of the coating.
Yes. Our standard process works the same for parts being re-coated.
Wear is a system effect, so it can be difficult to estimate the lifetime in each application. Dicronite® should be used for applications where sliding wear is present, but not abrasive wear – this is too aggressive for the soft, lubricious Dicronite® coating. In applications where an extensive wear life is required, it is common for Dicronite® to be applied on top of a hard, wear resistant coating.
We recommend testing to ensure Dicronite® is sufficient for your application and are always happy to coat a small order of parts to support your testing!
Dicronite® can be applied to all metals, most plastics, and some ceramics. In addition, Dicronite® can be applied on top of many other coatings or platings such as Nickel, Zinc, Chrome, Anodize, DLC, and more.
If wiping coated surfaces, use a soft cloth. Note that when wiping a coated surface, you may find a residue coming from the part – this is normal. It is not necessary to wipe the coated surface until no residue is wiped from the surface. The coating naturally “smudges” or “smears” as part of its ability to lubricate.
High precision dry lubrication for 65+ years.
Dicronite® is a dry film lubrication made up of tungsten disulfide.
It can be applied to all metals, most plastics and some ceramics; may be applied on other coatings and platings as well.
COATING THICKNESS – 0.5 micron (0.00002 inch) or less
THERMAL STABILITY – up to 538°C in air; 1316°C in vacuum
COMPATIBILITY – compatible with greases, oils, fuels, fluids, and many solvents.
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