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Lube-A-Boom Introduces Non-Conductive Lubricant


August 21, 2018 - Lube-A-Boom has unveiled a lubricant that insulates telescopic booms against conducting electricity. Lube-A-Boom Insulator is available now in 15-oz. spray cans from Lube-A-Boom dealers throughout the United States, Canada, and markets around the world. A low VOC version, mandatory in some jurisdictions, is also available. 

Safe for Workers and Machines

Lube-A-Boom Insulator is both highly dielectric and an ideal lubricant for use on equipment that works around electric power. In addition to insulating and lubricating, it also protects against moisture and corrosion, says Lube-A-Boom.

Market demand for this newest Lube-A-Boom product is all about worker safety in potentially dangerous situations. “For any aerial lifts, cherry pickers, or other equipment that moves, slides, or lifts and has to be around power – or have anything to do with electrical applications – this is going to insulate the properties that are lubed,” explains Jo Roberts, product development lead at Lube-A-Boom, of Indianapolis, Ind. “Insulator will prevent these particular workers from being shocked when applying lubricant to the machines, as they and all equipment users must do.” 

Lube-A-Boom developed Insulator after receiving several requests at last October’s International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE). “So many private contractors and public agencies in the utility sector sought us out at the Louisville show,” says Roberts. She says they wanted to know whether Lube-A-Boom could provide a specific non-conductive lubricant for safe use where there is electrical exposure. 

After months of sourcing, testing, tweaking, and, extensively field testing, the company is now introducing Lube-A-Boom Insulator.


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