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Prysmian BICON BX13 3kg Electrical Joint Inhibitor Compound (U8644101)

Product overview

Prysmian BICON BX13 3kg Electrical Joint Inhibitor Compound (U8644101), like all BICON Inhibitor compounds, is designed to prevent galvanic corrosion and to enhance connections in electrical joints. It is especially effective when used on copper to aluminium and aluminium to aluminium connections.

This product is now obsolete and replaced by: Prysmian BICON BX1-3kg Bucket Electrical Joint Compound (U8644201)

In general, BICON Inhibitor compounds consist of a liquid base vehicle in which zinc particles are suspended. The base vehicle is a natural or synthetic grease which prevents water and other contaminants from influencing the connection and prevents the formation of surface oxides. The zinc particles help to break down existing oxide on the conducting surfaces when those surfaces are brought together under pressure. These particles form electrical bridges which improve the connection.

BX13 Electrical Joint Compound has a synthetic grease base. It is recommended for use where it will be in contact with insulating materials such as rubber and polyethylene. The synthetic base has no significant effect on insulating materials, nor does the grit material. In addition, BICON – BX13 has a much higher melting point. Our experience shows that Prysmian BICON BX13 Inhibitor Compounds enhance the performance of electrical connections, particularly in aluminium to aluminium and aluminium to copper joints.

Our experience shows that BX13 Inhibitor Compound enhances the performance of electrical connections, particularly in aluminium to aluminium and aluminium to copper joints. The compounds, in bulk, are highly resistive, however, when applied as a thin film, with the aid of zinc particles, they decrease the contact resistance of a joint.

Where is Prysmian BICON BX13 Electrical Joint Compound used?

  • Should be used in all aluminium to aluminium and aluminium to copper joints. The contact
    surfaces of the elements to be joined should be thoroughly scratch brushed. The BICON BX13 should be liberally applied and any excess removed after securing the joint.
  • Should be used for all applications where insulation will be applied to the connection.

Chemical and physical properties:

  • Components: Synthetic Grease type base, Zinc base.
  • Penetration: 280.
  • Dropping Point (min): 260˚C.
  • Viscosity at 100˚F (CS): 185.
  • Flash Point (min): 273˚C.

Composition:

(Category ‘B’)
Greases based on Non-petroleum products, that is, synthetic lubricants or other oils.

Synthetic grease base
Zinc dust.

Availability:

Prysmian Bicon BX13 Electrical Joint Compound is supplied in 3kg containers.

*Technical Data subject to change without notice.

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    Performance Data

    Part Number New Prysmian Part Number Reference Number Description
    U8644101 CGBU8644101 BX13BUCKET BX13BUCKET Inhibitor Compound BX13 (3KG)