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Proper usage of TSP 99 fundamental to its reliability 600 (1)

Proper usage of TSP 99 is fundamental to its reliability

Proper usage of TSP 99 fundamental to its reliability 600 (1)

Teknoseal supplies the TSP range of impregnation sealant. These sealants are used during the vacuum impregnation process to seal the micro porosities in various components.

The reliability of the TSP 99 sealant

The TSP 99 sealant range is very reliable because of its following attributes.

It has a working temperature range of -50 degrees Celsius to +220 degrees Celsius. It is completely stable within this range. It has very good washability, and hence there is no need of any after work or cleaning of machined castings, as in the case of complex and intricate machined castings with many tapped and drilled holes. It has very good penetration and adhesion due to which its porosity filling ability is exemplary. Due to its balanced viscosity it can seal both gross and fine porosities. Its stability in conditions of high vacuum enables sealing of extremely fine micro porosities in quick cycle times. Impregnated components are resistant to high pressure and vibrations.

Proper application of special impregnation sealant TSP99 is important to get the good result:

To get good results from impregnation with Teknoseal TSP99 impregnation sealant, it is very crucial to ensure its proper usage. Teknoseal provides technical and Material Safety data sheets and process application manuals which are useful in this regard.

For meticulous usage of this sealant, one must know the precise temperature range in which it must be stored. The effect of ultraviolet radiation and direct sunlight must be avoided. Teknoseal provides recommendations to its customers related to the storage conditions when the impregnation process is in progress and when the impregnation cycle is stopped for a few days. The material of the containers wherein the sealant is stored is also vital.

It is vital to avoid contamination of the sealant bath with oil, solvents and moisture and it is also important to agitate the sealant from time to time by degassing the same. Contamination of the sealant bath leads to imbalance of the viscosity of the sealant and also reduces its effectiveness in sealing performance and penetrability.

For impregnation to be effective, the sealant’s specifications must be within the acceptable limits. So, it is essential to carry out a few laboratory tests on a regular basis to confirm the suitability of the sealant bath for usage. Teknoseal can execute this testing at its technical center and provide detailed reports to customers as desired, to conclude if the sealant is fit for usage or not.

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Teknoseal TSP 99 Sealant

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One Sealant, Many Solutions!

Porosity is a universal problem of all the manufacturers and industries face in the manufacturing of castings, powdered metal components, plastic components, and many more. Finest of leaks can render the components to be ineffective and inefficient. Impregnation sealant TSP99 is the solution to seal the micro-porosity leakages in metal castings, sintered parts, plastic electrical connectors, wood etc.
Metal casting is an inevitable technique to meet the requirement of particular components for a number of applications ranging from fine machines to heavy ones. However, with the growing trend of light weighing products, the incidence of porosity has also risen. As porosity wrecks havoc on the supply chain with reduced efficiency and increased downtime, impregnation techniques with sealants have been widely accepted by manufacturers and foundries and recommended by design engineers globally.

Exhaustive trials in various demanding applications prove the effectiveness of impregnation in metal castings, plastic connectors, sintered parts and other porous materials, like wood etc. It is suitable for use in both large batches and lean manufacturing applications, producing consistent quality performance, irrespective of the size or nature of the components being treated.

Teknoseal is a leader in offering its wide range of sealants for impregnation processes to various industries. TSP 99 is one innovative solution by Teknoseal product portfolio which is one stop solution in impregnation for many industries.

TSP 99 is a thermal heat cure methacrylate impregnation sealant. It has excellent wash-ability and requires no after work, even with complicated castings of intricate designs. It has very high-temperature stability with a working temperature range of -50 to +220 degree Celsius. Castings which are impregnated with TSP 99 possess high-pressure resistance, equal to the strength of the parent metal. It has very good chemical resistance to petrol, motor oils, hydraulic fluids, antifreeze, gases and diluted acids and conforms to globally accepted industrial norms and specifications.

Special impregnation sealants from the TSP 99 range are not only chemically and physically durable but they also perform well in the environment and conform to the environmental pressure conditioning tests as specified in US MIL – I – 17563, Revision C, UL-87 standard, NSF ANSI 61etc. Thereby, the range of TSP 99 sealants find applications and suitability in a wide range of industrial sectors ranging from automotive industry to the highly critical food grade and drinking water applications.

Teknoseal impregnation sealant is the best selling product which complements the vacuum impregnation technology. The sealant has a cross-linking mixture of mono and polyfunctional acrylates and methacrylate. The sealant contains no halogens, solvents or PCBs. TSP99 has the perfect balance of viscosity for effective penetration of porosities, and to achieve excellent sealing performance. Resistant to high temperature, chemicals, and pressure, and is also environmentally friendly with no toxic substances.

Teknoseal TSP99 sealant is approved by most of the major automobile manufacturers and also conform to the stringent quality standards and specifications such as UL-87 (Under Writers Laboratory – USA), US MIL 17563 C (US Military specification for Impregnation Sealants).

Teknoseal sealants are used by industries worldwide as they impregnate parts like aerospace components, air compressors, automotive cylinder heads and blocks, electrical/electronic connectors, food processing equipment, filtration equipment, fuel supply systems, hydraulic pumps/ valves, process control equipment, transmission housings, wheels, power brakes, thin walled die castings, powder metallurgy products, gas and steam fittings, plastic moulds, instrumentation meters and valves, refrigeration components, truck and railway brake parts, castings for hydraulic control, heat exchangers, ceramic parts, builder’s hardware, aluminium compressor castings.

About the Author

Mr. Saibal Sen and Mr. Probel Sen, Directors, Teknoseal Engineering Solutions, are the experts on Vacuum Impregnation Technology and Sealants.

About the Company

Teknoseal Engineering Solutions has an experience of more than two decades in Vacuum Impregnation Technology and Impregnation Sealants. Our comprehensive range of vacuum impregnation equipment and processes ensure that our systems perform effectively and meet your specifications.

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Fixing the porosities in Bathroom Fittings

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In bathroom fittings small leaks can cause a major problem for its users, also these leaks are capable of wasting gallons of fresh water. The majority of the fittings are required to be sealed, as there are an excessive amount of microporosities due to the respective process used in manufacturing so as to prevent them from leaking.

Bathroom fittings are small products but have its major applications in a variable environment of pressure and temperature. To sustain this variance they have to be leak proof and should meet all the standards of manufacturing and usage. These products do contain porosities which can be eliminated by an impregnation process.

Impregnation done by Teknoseal’s TSP99, a very well known process, is immediately considered for sealing applications. It is made mandatory by the designers and industry professionals for eliminating the extra-costs of scraps and rework in bathroom fittings. TSP99 sealant not only seals the micro-porosities but also seals the inserts into the bathroom fittings, eliminating the potential leaks in the materials.

TSP99 proves to be a permanent solution to the porosities in bathroom fittings saving companies capital investment by avoiding the downtime and prolonging the product lifecycle. The bathroom fittings typically impregnated are taps, showers, bends, elbows, etc. Many OEM’s have made impregnation a pre-requisite to ensure that they are reliable, leak-proof and failsafe.

Teknoseal’s TSP99 sealant has a uniquely formulated chemistry with the required dynamic viscosity which enables it to penetrate deep into voids and micro-porosities. It does so without altering the functional dimensions or affecting the functional characteristics of the products. This results in the decrease of rejection rates and has allowed manufacturers to use fittings that would otherwise be scrapped.

In addition to being the ultimate solution for impregnating the microporosities in bathroom fittings, Teknoseal’s TSP99 sealant is widely used for many applications of sealing using Impregnation. TSP99 is proved and widely accepted because it meets the global norms and military standards for US MIL-I- 17563C and UL-87. Also, it has been exhaustively tested for media like water, oil, thermal resistance, etc. It has excellently washable and requires no
finishing work, even with complicated products of intricate design.

With impregnation carried out in Impregseal by TSP99 sealant, manufacturers can meet the tighter requirements of OEM’s, ensuring the quality of the bathroom fittings and the integrity of their organization. Impregseal’s impregnation process adds value to your bathroom fitting products by preventing them from leaking, corroding and enhancing its life.

About the Author

Mr Saibal Sen and Mr Probel Sen, Directors, Metal Impregnations India Pvt. Ltd. are the experts on Vacuum Impregnation Technology.

About Metal Impregnations India Pvt. Ltd.

Metal Impregnations India Pvt. Ltd. is a full-service impregnation technology organization, functioning in impregnation sealants and services for manufacturers all over India and the world. They provide services for effective sealing of Bathroom fittings Components, Bathroom Fittings, Aerospace Components, Fire Fighting equipment, Pneumatic components, etc. the company also provides Job Shop and On-Site impregnation services to their clients. The company’s processes and services in impregnation are designed and engineered according to the minimal
environmental impact and safety in the workplace.

For more information, contact Metal Impregnations India Pvt. Ltd.
Fax: 0091-20- 46763232
Call: +919850965657
Mail us at info@teknosealindia.com
Or, visit http://teknoseal.com/en/home/

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Impregseal your plastic moulded connectors with Teknoseal TSP 99

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With the current trend of increasing use of plastics in automobile for weight reduction and increased electronics in vehicles, impregnation of electrical wire harnesses and plastic moulded connectors have gained much importance.

Wire harnesses are impregsealed against porosity. These wire harnesses are of different lengths, contain wires of different thicknesses, and are made by Tier 1 suppliers such as Delphi, ATPI, Siemens, Group Dekko, Sumitomo and Federal Mogul and many more.

The Reason we do it

As we know almost all molded or cast products consist of porosities, which contains micro voids. Impregsealing your plastics using TSP 99 completely fills these openings to moisture proof. The procedure is also called vacuum impregnating.

When it first emerged in the 1940s, porosity was sealed with sodium silicate and styrene-based resins, and it was mainly used to mend metal castings which were found to have “leakers” in leak-test operations. Shortly after the commencement, the method was used for preventing corrosion in metal castings, powdered-metal parts, and other porous metal elements.

Now the process of prevention of corrosion for other porous metal component such as plastic composites and wood, were being done with potting materials. But by the 1980s, more easily adaptable and flexible resins came to the market for sealing these products.

Wire electrical cables and individual insulated wires tend to have porosities within rubber and plastic insulation coating. When few insulated wire are adjacent to each other within wire harness, there are chances of sparking or short circuit between two adjacent electrical wires due to porosity in the insulation material. Hence it is an accepted practice to impregnate wire harness to avoid the situation.

Porosities in harnesses consist of micro porosities within the insulation coating. These porosities could be susceptible to trapping moisture that could lead to sparking and short circuit.

Low-viscosity impregnation sealant TSP 99 is effectively used to fill and everlastingly seal these minute openings in harnesses, which will prevent further corrosion and ensure long-term performance. TSP 99 requires heat up to 90°c to cure and this is a thermo-seal sealant.

The sealed up resin is a polymer that is flexible and durable. And it would never crack due to thermal expansion and has the power to endure common solvents such as glycol, oils, caustics and high uninterrupted operating temperatures up to 250°c

A procedure can seal the entire harness or just the tips or the ends. When the entire harness is sealed, it fills up the holes and gaps where wires touch the connectors or grommets.

The process involves impregnation of the wire harness vacuum impregnation machine. The wire harnesses are submerged into the sealant part and under the application of vacuum. The porosities are sealed using the Teknoseal TSP 99 sealant. After this impregnation is it is cured 90°c in hot water and impregnation sealant inside the porosities polymerizes and porosities are sealed.

The process of impregnation is very much needed in connectors. In the connectors, while the socket is made up of plastic, the internal pins are of copper and aluminium etc. In order to avoid the leakage path in the interface between the metal and plastic, impregnation is used, thereby making the components leak proof.

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Safeguard your wood with TSP 99

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Wood is a versatile material having applications in industries like Pharmaceutical industry (Packaging), Marine industry (Ship Building); and waterproof applications in industries like Building and Construction for kitchen and bathrooms.

Wood is a porous material and has a lot of crevices. Germs and bacteria are formed in these crevices and porosities. When water or moisture seeps into these porosities, the germs and bacteria lead to fungal growth and eventual wood decay. Thus, wood rots if exposed to water and humidity for extended amount of time.

Impregnation of wood using TSP99 Sealant can prevent this and makes wood usable in various applications.

Water resistance for Marine applications
TSP 99 is used for Marine Plywood in Ship Building. Marine plywood is treated with chemicals to kill germs and thus to enable its usage in ships and bathrooms. As an alternative to this usage of chemical, wood impregnation process using TSP99 Sealant is done. Wood impregnation seals the crevices and porosities and entraps all existing fungi while preventing bacterial growth. Our sealant TSP99 is water resistant and is not affected by long exposures to water or moisture. It is the best way to give marine and water resistance to wood.

Improve machinability
TSP 99 is used for wooden door knobs. It is also used for improving machinability of wood and achieving smooth finish for objects and decorative pieces. It gives them body and solidity, along with enhancing the robustness and longevity of the showpiece. Impregnation provides a clean surface for wood, thus making it ready for high quality lacquering.

Avoid fungal growth for hygiene and health applications
TSP 99 is used in Pharmaceutical Industry for Wooden Palletization. Medicines which are exported over long sea travel are packed in wooden pallets, which must not have any contaminants such as fungus or bacterial matter. For safety and hygiene reasons, it is very important that the wooden pallet is free from fungi and bacteria. This purpose is served by the process of impregnation on the wooden pallet whereby all crevices and porosities are sealed using TSP 99 sealant which does not allow any fungal growth.

Applications in Home, Fencing and Ship Building
TSP 99 is also useful in Home Building and Construction. Marine plywood is generally used in modular kitchens and bathrooms. As it has a lot of moisture goes into the crevices which cause a fungal growth. We can impregnate this plywood to make it water resistant and thus prevent it from swelling. Thus it finds applications in building of ships, boats, canoes, oars, etc.

TSP 99 can be used as an effective replacement to Tanalith treatment for wooden fencing columns. As this impregnation material is not poisonous, using it in wooden fencing columns gives the required environmental resistance to wood, while preventing the probable hazards.

Thus, wood impregnation is an important and useful process in most of the applications of wood industry.

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