5-8. APPLICATION OF ADHESIVES (Cont).
b. Loctite Adhesive. Loctite (Item 2, Appendix E) pro-
vides a seal against leakage and resistance to loos-
ening when used in the-assembly of threaded,
slip-fitted, or press-fitted parts. Always use grade of
Loctite specified and never use when other retaining
means are provided, such as Iockwires, lockwash-
ers, Iockplates, and fasteners. Do not use Loctite on
brass fittings, plugs, or items that need frequent
servicing, or when operating temperatures exceed
300°F (149°C). Apply Loctite as follows:
(1) Before application, clean threads to remove oil,
grease, and metal chips.
(2) Apply Loctite to second and third threads, Do
not apply to first thread to ensure system clean-
(3) Loctite will dry in 6-24 hours at room tempera-
(4) Adjustments for elbows, gages, and valves can
be made up to 24 hours after application with-
out affecting the seal.
5-9. FLUID DISPOSAL.
Dispose of contaminated drained fluids in accordance
with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) of your