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Application of torque sealant on an aircraft

Torque sealant and its range of applications

Although torque sealants can look back on almost 60 years of existence (Lackfabrik Bäder GmbH & Co. KG has been selling torque sealants since 1962), their general function and thus their range of applications is, if at all, only very sparsely documented. There are several reasons for this.

First, the torque sealant market can be considered small in relative terms compared to other industries, which is why there is only limited public interest in it. Secondly, the term "torque sealant" can be confusing, as it describes only part of its range of applications.

Nevertheless, torque sealants are used extensively in a variety of industries. These include, among others, the automotive industry, the aviation and aerospace industry, the rail and railroad industry or, for example, manufacturers and service providers of fairground rides. The bottom line is that it is hard to find industries in the manufacturing sector that do not have some contact with torque sealants. Why? Because screws are used everywhere. And where there are screws, there is usually torque sealant.

Due to the wide range of applications of torque sealants five different main fields of application have emerged over the years.

Torque loosening indicator

Schroefvergrendelingslak wordt als torque loosening indicator gebruikt om het loskomen/losraken van veiligheidsrelevante schroefverbindingen onmiddellijk te detecteren.

A wind turbine secured with torque sealant
A wind turbine secured with torque sealant

Visual inspection marker

Schroefvergrendelingslak wordt als visual inspection marker gebruikt om aan te geven dat een schroefverbinding al goed is aangedraaid of dat een ander werkstuk is geïnspecteerd/vrijgegeven.

A rail secured with torque sealant
A rail secured with torque sealant

Tamper indicator

Schroefvergrendelingslak wordt als tamper indicator gebruikt om aan te geven dat schroefverbindingen of onderdelen zonder toestemming zijn losgedraaid.

A laptop secured with torque sealant
A laptop secured with torque sealant

Assigment indicator

Schroefvergrendelingslak wordt als assignment indicator gebruikt om aan te geven welk punt in de productieketen (bijv. productie, installatie, onderhoud) als laatste aan het desbetreffende werkstuk heeft gewerkt.

A switch cabinet secured with torque sealant
A switch cabinet secured with torque sealant

Threadlocker

Schroefvergrendelingslak wordt als threadlocker gebruikt om schroefverbindingen te beveiligen.

A roller coaster secured with torque sealant
A roller coaster secured with torque sealant

Due to the many different fields of application, there are many different terms that can be assigned to the umbrella term "torque sealant". These include: torque seal; torque seal paint; tamper proof sealant; tamper proof indicator paste; torque inspection seal; torque indicator paste; torque stripe; witness mark; marking ink; screw protection varnish.

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