Versatile, Wear-Reducing Oil Preserves Metal to the Core

Wirelife® Monolec® Penetrating Lubricant (2001) has excellent corrosion resistance and high load carrying (EP) properties. It penetrates to the core of wire ropes, whether they are running or stationary. It is also excellent as a penetrating lubricant for chains of all sizes and works well in a variety of other industrial applications. When used in conjunction with Wirelife Almasol® Coating Lubricant, maximum protection and wear reduction is achieved.

It contains a petroleum solvent to enhance its ability to penetrate. The solvent evaporates, leaving behind a film of heavy-bodied lubricant that protects and lubricates each strand and resists leakage from the wire rope core.

Wirelife® is a registered trademark of and Monolec® and Almasol® are registered trademarks of Lubrication Engineers, Inc.

Lubrication Engineers operates under an ISO 9001 Certified Quality System.
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N/A Single Aerosol

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GHS Statement

N/A For professional and commercial use only

Beneficial Qualities

N/A Superior Penetration
  • Penetrates to the core of wire rope and to the pin and bushing area of chains
  • Provides long-lasting lubrication of inner strands of wire rope

    High Load-Carrying Capacity & Friction Reduction
  • Contains extreme pressure (EP) additives
  • Works well for heavily loaded standing or running wire ropes
  • Resists fretting wear, a major cause of wire rope failures
  • Provides wear-reducing protection between strands and over sheaves or drums
  • Allows strands to slide against each other with greatly reduced friction, wear and heat

    Rust & Corrosion Protection
  • Performs extremely well in marine environments
  • Resists water washout
  • Provides outstanding rust protection and is an excellent metal preservative for all types of equipment

  • Works well with wire rope, cables and chains, as well as in many other applications requiring a penetrating lubricant
  • Meets USDA H2 criteria for nonfood contact areas of food processing

    Easy Application
  • Can be dipped, sprayed on with automatic equipment or hand-applied with a brush
  • Is also available in aerosol cans, which contain no chlorofluorocarbons
  • Proprietary Additive

    N/A LE's proprietary additives are used exclusively in LE lubricants. Wirelife Monolec Penetrating Lubricant contains Monolec.

    Monolec® wear-reducing additive has proven its extraordinary performance in thousands of applications. An invaluable component in LE's engine oils, industrial oils and many of its other lubricants, Monolec creates a single molecular lubricating film on metal surfaces, vastly increasing film strength without affecting tolerances. It allows opposing surfaces to slide by one another, greatly reducing friction, heat and wear.

    Performance Requirements Met or Exceeded

    • USDA H2

    Typical Applications

    • All stationary or moving wire ropes or cables under heavy loads
    • Chains of all sizes
    • Mining and construction
      • Standing and running lines
      • Draglines, cranes and derricks
    • Marine environment
      • Cranes, hoists and drilling rigs


    N/A Contains a combustible petroleum solvent
    • Use with adequate ventilation
    • Keep containers tightly closed when not in use
    • Consult MSDS for further information

    Customer Testimonials

    N/A 2001 Dutchess Quarry
    2001 Macuch Steel Products Inc
    2001 NCI Building Systems
    2001 TFC Recycling Inc

    Physical Characteristics - Typical


    N/A Purple

    Performance Test Results

    Relative Density @ 60ºF/60ºF, ASTM D1298

    N/A 0.921

    Viscosity @ 100ºC (212ºF), cSt, ASTM D445

    N/A 15.51

    Viscosity @ 40ºC (104ºF), cSt, ASTM D445

    N/A 210.7

    Viscosity @ 40ºC (104ºF) as applied, cSt

    N/A 44.76

    Flash Point °C (°F) as applied

    N/A -20 (-4)

    Pour Point °C (°F) as applied

    N/A -18 (0)

    Rust Test 4 hrs @ 60ºC (140ºF), DI H2O, ASTM D665A

    N/A Pass

    Rust Test 4 hrs @ 60ºC (140ºF), Sea H2O, ASTM D665B

    N/A Pass

    Copper Corrosion 3 hrs @ 100ºC, ASTM D130

    N/A 1b

    Timken OK Load lbs, ASTM D2782

    N/A 60

    Four-Ball EP Weld Point kgf, ASTM D2783

    N/A 400

    Four-Ball EP Load Wear Index kgf, ASTM D2783

    N/A 53.1

    Four-Ball Wear @ 75ºC (167ºF), 1,200 rpm, 15 kgf, 60 minutes, mm wear, ASTM D4172

    N/A 0.42

    Four-Ball Wear @ 75ºC (167ºF), 1,200 rpm, 40 kgf, 60 minutes, mm wear, ASTM D4172

    N/A 0.59

    Falex Pin & Vee Block EP lbf, ASTM D3233

    N/A 3,750+ lbf

    Humidity Cabinet days, ASTM D1748

    N/A 60+

    Salt Spray hrs, ASTM B117

    N/A 62 hrs

    Immersion Test days, 5% saltwater

    N/A 30+