Lube-A-Boom Introduces Nonconductive Lubricant Designed for Utility Market

Lube-A-Boom introduced a nonconductive lubricant for lifting and access equipment, designed to be safe for users in the utility market.

Attendees at last year’s ICUEE expressed a need for a product that would help protect workers who are in the vicinity of electrical utilities and other charged properties, leading to the development of Lube-A-Boom’s new Insulator lubricant.

“So many private contractors and public agencies in the utility sector sought us out at the Louisville show,” said Jo Roberts, product development lead with Lube-A-Boom of Indianapolis. “They already knew Lube-A-Boom, and liked and appreciated our lubricant product line. But they wanted to know if we could provide them with a specific nonconductive lubricant for safe use where and when there is electrical and power exposure.”

Roberts and her product development and research team immediately went to work. They spent a good part of the next year sourcing, testing, tweaking and, field testing before releasing the newest member of the Lube-A-Boom product family.

Lube-A-Boom Insulator is available now in 15 oz. (425 gram) spray cans from authorized Lube-A-Boom dealers located throughout the United States, Canada, and markets around the world. A low VOC version, mandatory in some jurisdictions, is also available.

“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,” Roberts says. “Insulator will prevent these particular workers from being shocked when applying lubricant to the machines, as they and all equipment users must do.”

As a highly dielectric product, Lube-A-Boom Insulator is a friction-reducing lubricant for use around power exposure. It not only insulates and lubricates equipment, but like other members of the Lube-A-Boom product family, it also protects surfaces against moisture and corrosion.

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