Fluid Compatibility

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FIBERGLIDE® can tolerate most fluids or contaminants found in bearing applications, although some reduction of dry bearing life will result. Fluids tend to flush PTFE solid particle lubricants out of the bearing. Grease tends to act as a magnet to attract and retain dirt. Following are some of the environments in which these bearings have operated successfully:

  • Hydraulic Oils
  • Mild acids
  • Greases
  • Gasoline
  • Lubricating oils
  • Detergent solutions
  • Ammonium hydroxide
  • Liquid Nitrogen
  • Seawater
  • Toluene
  • Kerosene