One of the first stages of the mining industry is to drill the ground. The rock-drilling machines that drill over 20 mts of rock require a lubricant to stop seizure in the threaded connections of the pipes.
The previously used product, a zinc-based thread compound, was not suitable for the application and was not able to provide the correct protection to the threaded connections. It was unable to provide the correct torque when disassembled. Microwelding on the threaded connections was caused by high temperatures, loads and pressure.
MOLYKOTE® G-N Metal Assembly Paste is not a compound or a grease. It is a lubricant paste capable of supporting extreme drilling conditions because the MoS2 and other solid lubricants can avoid microwelding in applications above 400°C with a high load.