OIL-GLO® Fluorescent Leak Detection Dyes
The fast and easy way to find leaks in oil-based industrial systems!
Work in any enclosed system where petroleum- or synthetic-based lubricants and
fluids are used. Ideal for hydraulic leaks! Available in seven distinct colors
to distinguish between different leaking fluid systems.
To learn more,
scan QR code, call 1-800-274-8888
or visit www.spectroline.com
• User Friendly — Just add a small amount of dye to the system and let
it circulate. All leaks will glow brightly when scanned with a high-intensity
Spectroline® leak detection lamp.
• Versatile — Allow inspection of an entire system under virtually all operating
conditions. Pinpoint the smallest, most elusive leaks – even multiple and
• Cost Effective — Highly concentrated. Contain more active ingredients per
dose than competitive dyes.
• Highest Quality — All OIL-GLO® dyes are filtered down to 2 microns.
• NSF Certified — Registered to meet food-grade processing requirements for
category codes HTX- 2 and HX- 2.
• Several Sizes — Choose from 8 oz (237 ml), pint (473 ml) or quart (946 ml)
bottles, as well one gallon ( 3. 8 L) containers. Larger sizes also available.
metals. This greatly reduces inventory, and gives the ability for
distributors to offer a better solution to their customers. As many
customers are pressured to show documented cost savings, flap
discs are a great solution to achieve this, and also reduce the number of steps needed to complete a job, which results in a reduction
in production and labor cost.
The challenge with flap discs for distributors is that there are
several manufacturers that produce a variety
of configurations, sizes, and grains of flap
discs. This is because certain manufacturers will
target specific features and benefits, including
design, cool cutting, fast removal, and grinding rate. This makes it extremely difficult to
understand what type of flap discs to stock,
and can result in overstocking several brands
and configurations of flap discs. By better
understanding the benefits of each flap disc,
distributors are better positioned to find a
balance of products to satisfy their customers’
needs. Some manufacturers offer as many as
40 types of flap discs in a variety of configurations, most of which are not based on doing
the job better, but are offered to cover all
Customers are typically looking for one of
two types of flaps discs: one that has a long
service life, and one that has extremely fast removal. Knowing this, distributors can resist the
temptation of supporting several brands based
on cost, and also resist supporting manufacturers that have a different flap disc configuration.
Another key factor that needs to be consid-
ered is price point and margin potential, as it
will also vary by manufacturer. Typically flap
discs are more expensive than grinding wheels
because of the diverse functionality they offer
the customers. Depending on what the flap
disc is designed for, and for which specific
market, price points can vary greatly. How-
ever, pricing should never be looked at on its
own, as the quality of the flap disc needs to be
taken into consideration as well. Low cost flap
discs may seem attractive and are easier to sell
when looking at pricing alone, however, when
distributors look at margin potential, the story
is quite different. For example, if a typical mar-
gin rate is 30 percent on a flap disc, and a low
cost flap disc is sold for $2, the margin dollar
profit is $0.60. Alternatively, if a higher caliber
flap disc valued at $10 is stocked and sold, the
margin dollar profit would be $3. That’s five times the profit on
the sale, which is a significant difference.
So as you can see, flap discs can be extremely beneficial to both
distributors and end-users. By overcoming the challenges and ana-
lyzing the types of products available, an informed decision can be
made to reduce inventory cost and increase profitability.