CABLE GUARD CHEMICAL RESISTANCE

Due to the various use of Elasco’s products, our cable guards and drop overs may come into contact with various chemicals on a daily basis. Due to our chemical process of manufacturing, our PU products hold up better than most materials when being exposed to other chemicals and have a strong chemical resistance.

The following table reflects the ability of polyurethane (PU) to withstand various, common chemicals.  In general, PU has GOOD to EXCELLENT resistance to most common substances.  For a more specific compound, i.e., jet fuel, please contact us (800) 827-7887.

Chemical resistance Table:

Chemical

Rating

Chemical

Rating

A = EXCELLENT      B = GOOD

Acetic Acid, 20%

B

Ammonium Hydroxide Solutions

A

ASTM Oil #1 (70°C/158°F)

A

ASTM Oil #3 (70°C/158°F)

B

ASTM Reference Fuel A

A

ASTM Reference Fuel B (50°C/122°F)

B

Barium Hydroxide Solutions

A

Borax Solutions

A

Boris Acid Solutions

A

Butane

A

Calcium Bisulfate Solutions

A

Calcium Chloride Solutions

A

Calcium Hydroxide Solutions

A

Carbon Dioxide

A

Carbon Monoxide

A

Castor Oil

A

Copper Chloride Solutions

A

Copper Sulfate Solutions

A

Cottonseed Oil

A

Cyclohexane

A

DOWTHERM A

B

Ethylene Glycol

B

Freon - 11

B

Freon - 12

A

Freon - 113

A

Fuel Oil

B

Gasoline

B

Glue

A

Glycerin

A

n-Hexane (50°C/122°F)

B

Hydraulic Oils

B

Hydrochloric Acid, 20%

B

Hydrogen

A

Isooctane (70°C/158°F)

B

Isopropyl Ether

B

Linseed Oil

B

Lubricating Oils

B

Magnesium Chloride Solutions

A

Magnesium Hydroxide Solutions

A

Mercury

A

Mineral Oil

A

Naphtha

B

Naphthalene

B

Oleic Acid

B

Palmitic Acid

A

Phosphoric Acid, 20%-70%

A

Potassium Hydroxide Solutions

B

SAE #10 Oil (70°C/158°F)

A

Seawater

A

Soap Solutions

A

Sodium Hydroxide, 20%

A

Sodium Hydroxide, 46%

B

Soybean Oil

B

Stearic Acid A

A

Sulfuric Acid, 5-10%

A

Sulfuric Acid, 10-50%

B-C

Tannic Acid, 10%

A

Tartaric Acid

A

Tricresyl Phosphate

B

Trisodium Phosphate Solutions

A

Tung Oil

B

Water (50°C/122°F)

A

 


Source: Gallagher Corp.

 

To find out the exact load bearing capabilities of each of our products, please contact us.