To reduce maintenance costs it is also important to note that before application of the coat, the equipments must have been cleaned first. In addition the equipments should be free from other forms of wax or grease coats and they must be dry. Additionally to reduce future repairs the Sylgard may need to be diluted depending on the type of spray equipment used (spraying is the most common means of application), humidity and application temperatures.
When using Sylgard coating the following general precautions may be taken in order to reduce maintenance costs the material (insulator) should be a less pollutant as compared to other kinds of insulators. Secondly the material used should be long lasting. This aspect will improve savings on new equipment since there will be no need to change the Sylgard coating every time you purchase new equipments, since this will increase maintenance costs.