3-D BullsEye Frequently Asked Questions
How do I clean the 3-D BullsEye?
Soap and warm water is the best way to clean the 3-D BullsEye. Commercial cleaning products containing alcohol or ammonia (including Windex) should be avoided, as they may cause crazing that can expedite staining.
What material is the 3-D BullsEye made of and how resistant and strong is it?
The 3-D BullsEye is machined from one solid piece of impact resistant, high strength, stain-resistant cast acrylic. It has excellent resistance to hydrocarbon and petroleum-based products, hydraulic fluids, most silicone fluids, and fuels. A detailed chemical resistance chart is available upon request.
How often should the 3-D BullsEye be replaced?
Under normal operating conditions, the life span of the 3-D BullsEye is not limited. Repeated exposure to caustic chemicals can cause staining and small surface cracks called crazes, which can lead to larger cracks. Environmental factors such as long periods of direct sunlight and radical swings in temperature can expedite staining or crazing. If evidence of these issues appears, replace the 3-D BullsEye immediately to insure safe and effective oil management.
What is the temperature range for extremely hot or cold applications?
The material used can withstand exceedingly low temperatures and temperatures as high as 230°F (110°C) at atmospheric pressure.
How should the 3-D BullsEye be installed?
Installers should apply pipe dope or Teflon tape to the threads of the 3-D BullsEye. The 3-D BullsEye should be hand tightened and then turned ¼ turn with a chain wrench or arc joint pliers. If there is any evidence of oil leakage, tighten ¼ turn and re-inspect. Continue the ¼ turn followed by inspection until there is no oil leakage.
Are other thread specifications and sizes available?
Although Esco only currently stocks Metric and American standard NPTs, most thread sizes can be machined to meet customer specifications. Contact us today with your requirement.
I just received my new 3-D BullsEye. Why does the inside surface look cloudy?
Polishing is not necessary for the interior walls of the 3-D BullsEye. Once installed and lubricating fluid is introduced, the view will become crystal clear and the cloudiness will disappear.