Lubrication is vital for several surfaces protecting them from different corrosive and oxidising reactions. It is also helpful in the easy use and movability of the parts and the bends without wear and tear. These days, in the markets, a new kind of lubricant famous by the name anti seize compound has been launched. They proved quite easy for bolt threads along with other versatile applications. Among them, the most preferred copper compounds were in a great deal. But due to reaction with some compounds, neutral ones like molybdenum replaced them. So, let’s explore what is the difference and where can they be used?
Difference In Copper And Moly Compounds
- Copper lubrication is used for a wide range of temperatures till 1100-degree Celsius where the Moly ones cease work at 650 degrees.
- Copper withstands higher friction and pressure even at running conditions, while Moly can prevent corrosion at mere pressure of 8,928 kg/cm².
- Copper protects from rusting and corrosion at the surfaces of dissimilar metals, providing a range for versatile applications. Whereas Moly only prevents corrosion to some extent and isn’t that durable with changes in the surroundings.
- Copper is used in high corrosive and running joints, where the latter is used in bolts and nozzle heads.
The varied materials and equipment have given rise to different types of anti-seize. They are applied as per the needs and demands.