Prysmian Bicon BX1 Electrical Joint Inhibitor Compound
BICON Inhibitor compounds are designed to prevent galvanic corrosion and to enhance connections in electrical joints. They are especially effective when used on copper to aluminium and aluminium to aluminium connections. BICON-BX1 should be used for all applications where insulation will not be applied to the joint, such as substations and switchgear. BICON BX1 has a natural (petroleum) grease base. It is recommended for all bare outdoor applications because of its excellent weathering properties. This petroleum base reacts chemically with rubber insulation and to a lesser degree with polyethylene insulation. The result is swelling and a reduction in the tensile characteristics of the insulation material. If reasonable care is taken to remove any excess from a connection, the resulting effect on insulating material is negligible.