Dry Film Lubricant for the

Energy Industry

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.

The coating is applied through a high velocity impingement process (similar to sandblasting). This process is conducted at one of our worldwide application facilities

High precision dry lubrication for 65+ years. 

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Sliding Wear

Sliding wear occurs when two surfaces slide against one another causing material loss to one or both surfaces. Over time, this can result in component failures, additional maintenance, and costly down time.  

Coating components with Dicronite® can help minimize this wear and reduce the need for maintenance and down time.


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Tight Tolerance Lubrication

Extremely tight tolerances can present challenges when lubricants or coatings are needed to reduce friction. Many products are available to help reduce friction, but in the case of very tight tolerances, few can be integrated without the need for adjustments.

Dicronite® has an average thickness of 0.5 microns (0.00002 inch) or less. This precision thin film allows users to incorporate Dicronite® on designs with tight tolerances without the need for design or manufacturing changes.


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Vacuum Environment Lubrication

Vacuum environments present a challenge for lubrication. Many conventional lubricants aren’t effective under vacuum and are largely vaporized.

Dicronite® can be used in vacuum to reduce friction where other lubricants can’t function. The outgassing of Dicronite® under vacuum conditions is well below screening levels for spacecraft materials per ASTM E595.


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Energy Lost to Friction

Friction is wasted energy! Systems with critical mechanical power output need to be extremely efficient.

Dicronite® optimizes mechanical efficiency by reducing friction losses and can even work in tandem with existing lubrication to further optimize efficiency.

Dicronite® is especially useful in precision systems, extreme environments, or where minimizing size and weight is vital.


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Fretting is a unique form of sliding wear that occurs when contact surfaces oscillate over a very small range of motion. Although it may seem minor, this surface wear can ultimately lead to fatigue cracking and devastating damage.

Dicronite® helps remedy fretting by providing lubrication at contact surfaces. This effectively reduces the wear and surface stresses that cause so much damage.

Dicronite® can be integrated into existing designs and assemblies without any other adjustments for seamless reduction of fretting wear.


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Extreme Temperature Lubrication

Extreme low or high temperatures can be challenging environments for lubrication. At low temperatures, conventional lubricants may be too viscous to be effective, while extreme high temperatures can result in breakdown of the lubricant.

Dicronite can be used in extreme environments to ensure effective lubrication while also being used in combination with oils and greases.

Dicronite is stable across a wide temperature range:


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Excessive Heat from Friction

As friction in an assembly generates heat, elevated temperatures can result in unwanted operating conditions.

This can cause overheating and accelerate the breakdown of materials, resulting in costly maintenance and down time or destructive failure.

Proper lubrication can help minimize friction, reduce heat, and increase mechanical efficiency. Coat parts with Dicronite® to avoid excessive maintenance and ensure components will run as efficiently as possible.


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