treatment fixture kits
Here's a trick and simple system to improve ground conductivity at tower
bases, equipment shelters, electrical services, or anywhere that good grounding
is essential. Model 620 kit consists of 36" of 4" diameter white
plastic pipe, drilled in a mixed pattern at one end with 1/2" holes.
To install, simply dig a hole 30" deep with a do-it-yourself type
post hole digger and insert pipe with drilled end down into hole. Fill
pipe with locally purchased coarse rock salt or other conductive chemicals,
then fill pipe with water.
Water seeps through holes 12" below ground surface and lower constantly
seeding soil around grounding system with moisture and water-retaining
agents. Ground system remains wet and highly conductive, even during
droughts. Just add water from time to time and the insertion pipe kit
does the rest. Appearance of assembly is neat and professional.
Includes pipe, caps, instruction for installation and use.
Electrical contact between metal surfaces, especially between dissimilar
metals can be rapidly compromised in the presence of oxygen, water, salts,
pollutants, and other oxidizing agents. Aluminum antenna element material,
copper grounding electrodes and even the integrity of mated galvanized tower
section joints can he secured and improved with the application of I.C.E.
600 Series conductive surface coatings.
These synthetic-based lubricants are heavily loaded with copper, aluminum,
nickel, and bronze flakes in the 5-10 micron range. Non-miscible
with water or other environmental agents, anti-oxidants provide a conductive
medium under pressure to fill voids between mated metal surfaces where
low resistance and long term reliability in harsh surroundings are required.
And our 600-Series compounds offer a variety of engineered solutions
designed for specific applications in telecommunications use - not just
a single squeeze bottle full of lead powder in a gooey, running oil bath
like Burndy Penetrox or Ideal Noalox. Better yet, 600 Series products
have enormous rated temperature working ranges - even when applied under
severe pressure or extended time.
Here's a selection guide to the various types available and their suggested
Use anti-oxidants in a liberal manner when making connections, allowing
excess compound to squirt outward from the joint when pressurized. This
excess may be easily captured and restored to original tub for reuse. Anti-oxidants
may be cleaned off for recoating with most petroleum distillates or alcohols.
Cleanup from bands is with soap and water - non-toxic to touch. Each tub
is shipped with owner's manual / instructions for general use.
- Model 601 - A generous compound of copper flakes in a synthetic
base, temperature rating -60F to 1,500F, suggested uses copper-to-copper
or copper-to-brass joints, or other joints in which copper or brass
is involved in either one or both mated metal surfaces.
- Model 602- Similar compound to 601 but with the addition
of aluminum flakes in a hybrid mix and intended for all aluminum connections
in which aluminum is one of the surfaces. Ideal for antenna elements,
feed system joints, bulkhead connections, etc. Temperatures range
-60F to 1,500F
- Model 603 - A complex compound of nickel, copper, and bronze
flakes in a strong synthetic base with a temperate range of -60 to
2,000F. Suggested uses for this product are where steel or zinc-plated
steel is being used, such as between tower section joints in steel
communication towers, connections to tower legs, stainless steel antenna
connection joints, etc.
||Copper Compound, flip-top tub measures 3/4" x 1–1/2"
||Copper Compound, flip-top tub measures 1–1/2" x
||Copper Compound, flip-top tub measures 2" x 1–1/2"
||Copper Compound, flip-top tub measures 2" x 3"
||Copper/Aluminum Compound, flip-top tub measures 3/4" x
||Copper/Aluminum Compound, flip-top tub measures 1–1/2"
||Copper/Aluminum Compound, flip-top tub measures 2" x 1–1/2"
||Copper/Aluminum Compound, flip-top tub measures 2" x 3"
||Nickel/Copper Compound, flip-top tub measures 3/4" x 1–1/2"
||Nickel/Copper Compound, flip-top tub measures 1–1/2"
||Nickel/Copper Compound, flip-top tub measures 2" x 1–1/2"
||Nickel/Copper Compound, flip-top tub measures 2" x 3"
Coating and Filling Products
Terminal connections in antenna, tower, and grounding systems deteriorate
quickly when exposed to rain, pollutants, insects, and other contaminants.
Coating and filling products are the ideal choice to fill or protect
connections and ensure long-term reliability, especially in areas that
are difficult or hazardous to access.
Model 615 items are comprised of a synthetic silicon grease material,
thick but easily spreadable. Suggeseted uses are to fill the void of
RF connections or high voltage joints. Grease is easily pushed out of
the way by mating conductors, but fills the void around them to prevent
air and moisture from settling in. Excellent dielectric characteristics,
non-miscible with most chemical agents or vapors, grease is opaque and
maintains thick viscous nature in temperatures ranging from -60F to 500F.
Model 615 is a tar-based heavy black agent used to coat exterior surfaces
of outdoor connections. Special additives provide excellent UV resistance,
easy spreading. Packed in metal cans, dries tack-resistant in a few hours,
miscible with strong alcohol or gasoline. Easy to dissolve after use
and then recoat when antenna changes or inspections are made.
Each is packed with data sheet and suggested instructional uses.