LOCTITE 243 helps resolve a steel plant’s water ingress issue


Continuing to speak about the big issues that even a tiny little loose screw can cause. Our team of Loctite engineers in India was approached by the steel processing plant in Jalna, where repeated and persistent loosening of the bolt on a gearbox caused water ingress into the gearbox itself.

Now, clearly, having water in the gearbox was not a desired situation, so the bolt had to be secured in some way.

Loctite 243 was the obvious and rather simple solution proposed by the Indian Loctite team. The plant maintenance staff was able to quickly secure all the bolts on the gearbox assemblies and prevent any further downtime.

This product is of medium strength and permits easy disassembly for maintenance, while securing the assemblies from self-loosening under vibration to which most of industrial assemblies are subjected.

It can be used in the same style on any metal, including passive substrates such as stainless steel, aluminium and plated surfaces. It resists aging, weathering and thermal cycling without hardening, shrinking or cracking. It is also used as a sealant and adhesive for assembly and repair of industrial furnaces, ovens, boilers, exhaust stacks, high temperature ducting, and heating elements in electrical appliances. And many more varieties of applications.

And where a different grade strength product is required, there are other choices as well, which you are free to browse at our Threadlocking website.

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