Need lubricant trivia for the next cookout at the neighbor’s house? Try this: What do Anheuser-Busch and Kraft Foods have in common? Answer: They both need H1 Grease in their processing facilities. H1 Lubricants are registered by NSF and based on meeting regulatory requirements including FDA 21 CFR for appropriate use, ingredient and labeling review. G-MAN™ PST-525 is classified as H1 by NSF, meaning it is acceptable as a lubricant with incidental food contact for use in and around food processing areas. H1 compounds may be used on food processing equipment as a protective anti-rust film, as a release agent on gaskets or seals of tank closures, and as a lubricant for machine parts and equipment in locations in which there is a potential exposure of the lubricated part to food. The amount used should be the minimum required to accomplish the desired technical effect on the equipment. H1 lubricant applications include: soda fountains, ice cream machines, ice machines, food belts transferring food, and electrical connections in food environments. In bars and restaurants, H1 is used as a lubricant for beer taps. So next time you have a cold beer on draft, raise a glass to the H1 lube that kept the beer tap flowing.
The alarm jolts me from my slumber…no wait, it’s my daughter shaking me to tell me the faucet is leaking. Been in my home 13 years, yep, that’s about right for plumbing repairs to start kicking in. Just as we age, O-rings can age and dry out if they don’t have the proper lubricant. When plumbing fixtures and faucets need replacing, existing valve stems are usually removed so that new parts can be installed. The repair work is much smoother if a high quality plumber’s grease is used, like PST-599. PST-599 is used by leading faucet manufacturers for O-rings in faucet cartridges. The reason it is widely used by plumbers is that PST-599 is NSF Certified, Standard 61 Approved for drinking water. Plumber’s grease, like PST-599, outperforms standard greases in preventing water washout and withstanding high temperatures up to 400F degrees. So for that next home plumbing project, be sure to get a high quality plumber’s grease for ease of installation and repair. And remember, G-MAN™ always hits the spot.