Nonmetallic Thread Compound for Rotary Shouldered &
Premium Self-Sealing Casing/Tubing Connections
550 F/288 C
330 F/166 C
-40 F/-40 C
FRICTION (TORQUE) FACTOR
1.0 (per API RP 7A1)*(1)
1500 hrs. min (ASTM B117)
Graphite, nonmetallic additives
Bestolife 4010 NM is the fourth generation of the highly successful Bestolife family of compounds designed and
developed to address the environmental concerns related to the use of thread compounds for rotary shouldered and
premium connections, in ecologically sensitive areas of the world, such as the North Sea, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland,
the South Atlantic, Alaska, and Sakhalin Island.
Bestolife 4010 NM combines the excellent low temperature application properties of Bestolife 3010 Ultra with superior
downhole galling resistance and enhanced ecotoxicological properties to provide the ideal drill-string solution for all
rotary shouldered (drill pipe/tool joints/drill collars) and many proprietary premium self-sealing casing/tubing
connection applications, irrespective of offshore drilling location.
* Applies easily to cold wet connections exposed to seawater in ambient temperatures as low as -40
F/-40 C and yet provides optimum protection in the deepest, hottest holes. Will provide lubrication
and protection to 600 F/316 C and the solids will protect to 1,000 F/538 C.
* Has the ability to prevent galling of contact surfaces (including non-magnetic materials) under high
bearing loads and to form a continuous gasket between the shoulders of a rotary connection during make-up.
This is achieved through the innovative combination of graphite and other non-toxic materials, which interact to
form a seal when compressed between seals, threads, and shoulders during make-up to provide performance
properties which are equal to the very best