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Since 1949, Jet-Lube has been recognized as a world leader in manufacturing lubricants for oilfield, construction, water well and industrial maintenance customers worldwide. For extreme and demanding applications within industries, Jet-Lube focuses strongly on producing the highest-quality drill pipe compounds, thread sealants, extreme pressure greases, anti-seize compounds, valve lubricants, anaerobics, cleaners, degreasers and more.

Jet-Lube has many products in the oil and gas industry to suit your application needs. Their superior drilling product line includes NCS-30 and NCS-30 ECF.

NCS-30 Non-Conductive Thread Compound is a NSF-H 2 registered, premium quality, nonmetallic compound containing carbon-based fibers and other natural extreme pressure and anti-wear additives, blended with Jet-Lube’s high-temperature calcium complex base grease. This base grease offers the additional advantage of superior adhesion to wet steel surfaces, resistance to water wash-off and most drilling muds. NCS-30 is especially effective for invert or high-pH muds and provides excellent performance on high-chrome or nickel alloys. NCS-30 is formulated to prevent excessive circumferential makeup by increasing the coefficient of friction under compressive forces. As stress levels rise above 50 percent of yield, the friction factor increases, limiting downhole makeup. Full hydraulic joint efficiency is maintained allowing joint shoulder faces to mate completely without standoff or deformation.

NCS-30 ECF Drill String Compound is a biodegradable, bioaccumulation potential-free and nontoxic, premium quality, nonmetallic compound containing chemically inert fibers, extreme pressure and anti-wear additives. It’s blended with Jet-Lube’s biodegradable base grease, which gives a wide temperature range, superior adhesion to wet steel surfaces, resistance to water wash off and the ability to withstand invert and high-pH muds. This high-performance compound has the distinction of being the first compound to achieve a “Yellow” HOCNF rating in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, making it permissible in sensitive drilling areas such as the Barents Sea. It also has the distinction of being the first drilling compound to achieve a substitution warning-free HOCNF rating as well as an “E” classification in the U.K. sector, simplifying the completion of PON15B applications.

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NCS-30 and ECF are registered trademarks of Jet-Lube LLC.