Lubricants provide many benefits to a bolted joint. They ease the amount of energy required to tighten the bolt; they provide better wear resistance; they make disassembly much easier; and they prevent corrosion that can permanently weld surfaces together. However, the use of a lubricant on the threads and under the bolt head – whether solid film, grease or oil – adds a layer of uncertainty to the security of the joint.
To download this technical article you will need to fill out the following form.
Fastener + Fixing Technology is committed to protecting your privacy online. We will treat all personal information you provide to us in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act of 1998.
Your personal information will be used only for the purposes of communicating with you in relation to our products and services, or for administration purposes. We will not provide it to any third parties without your permission unless we are required, by law, to do so.