Cable Lubricants

Techlube HD

Underground Power Cable Pulling & Telecom Blowing Lubricant

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Techlube manufactured by Socomore is a range of water-based, biodegradable cable pulling lubricants that provide maximum friction reduction and regular pulling tensions, reducing the risk of cable damage – different chemical formulations of lubricant are available for various LV-HV power and fibre optic type cable pulling and cable blowing applications.

➡ View our complete range of Cable Lubricants for LV, MV and HV cable installations into duct – compatible with 11kV, 33kV, 66kV and 132kV power cables with following type cable sheath/jackets:

  • HDPE High Density Polyethylene
  • LDPE Linear Low Density Polyethylene
  • EPR Rubber
  • Hypalon Synthetic Rubber
  • Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE)
  • Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Neoprene
Cable Lubricants | Techlube | Underground Power Cable Pulling & Telecom Blowing Lubricant

Cable Lubricants

Techlube are biodegradable, non toxic, water based cable lubricants – protective clothing is not required and the lubricant does not threaten the environment. In the event of a spillage the spill can be disposed by simple flushing to drain. The cable lubricants are easy to apply prior to pulling-in cables: application is by hand or manual pouring onto cable. Lubricant pumping or application by cone feeder system is an option – contact us for lubrication requirements for LV (1000 Volts), MV (11kV 33kV), HV (66kV) and EHV (132kV – 400kV) power cable installation projects.

Techlube HD Product Description

Lubricate Cables

Techlube is used to lubricate cables and can also be applied to wet cables and cable ducts flooded with water –  the lubricant dries slowly leaving a thin film (less than 6% solids by weight remains after complete evaporation at room temperature) which is non-flammable and maintains the lubricating potential for several months.

Standard grade Techlube will not separate or lose performance qualities in either hot weather or after undergoing freeze/thaw cycles.

Techlube is specified for use at temperatures from -5°C up to 60°C. Winter formula cable pulling lubricants are available for lower temperature operations.

The product does not contain any salt, detergent, paraffin or grease which can degrade cable jackets or cause hot spots.

Cable Lubricant

Techlube cable lubricants feature the “Cling & String” consistency for excellent adhesion to the cable duct wall and outer cable sheath for pulling LV MV HV & EHV power cables.

Techlube HD | the cable lubricant can be applied manually by hand or electrically pumped directly and evenly onto the cable, the cling and stringy consistency assists the transfer of the Techlube into the cable duct. The water-based underground cable lubricant with high viscosity is used for installing heavy power and complex cable routes and pulls (LV HV). Techlube HD has a process temperature of -5 to 60° Celsius and can be applied by brushing, pimping or manual pour.

Cable Lubrication Product Range

Cable & Duct Lubrication

Cable Lubricant

  • Cable Ease Lubricant For Fibre & Telecoms Cables In Ducts & Sub-ducts
  • TechLube FO Lubricant For Fibre Optic Cable Pulling
  • Techlube HD For 11kV 33kV & EHV Cable Lubrication (66-132kV)
  • Techlube M Water Based Lubricants For Underground Telecoms Cables
  • Techlube Multi LV HV Cable Lubricant For Underground Cable Duct Pulling
  • Techlube PHD Cable Pulling Lubricant For LV Armoured Power Cables

Pre-lubrication of cable ducts and cable sheaths reduce friction and need to repair cable damage in difficult and complex cable pulls. Techlube lubricant products retain duct lubrication for several months assisting additional cable pulls to the same cable duct.

Should you require any technical support or advice about the selection of the correct cable lubricant or if you require any products to enable the pulling and laying of LV MV HV EHV cables into duct or cable trench please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thorne & Derrick can provide competitive prices and fast delivery from stock on the full range of Techlube Cable Lubricants including:

Techlube HD Techlube Multi Techlube PHD Techlube M  Techlube FO
Heavy duty cable lubricant for large diameter, heavy power cables including armoured cables LV MV HV All purpose lubricant with intermediate viscosity between Techlube PHD and HD lubricants Pourable cable lubricant for medium weight and lighter cable pulling installations Specially designed lubricant with microspheres for the telecoms industry Fibre-optic and sub-duct cable blowing lubricant with high elasticity for reduced consumption

Cable Lubrication for Medium, High & Extra High Voltage Power Cables