Shut off thermostat protects the unit from overheating. The M4 threaded stud can easily snap off, so take care to not over tighten.
Thermal paste (or "grease") aids heat transfer between the switch and contact surface by filling in microscopic imperfections in the metal surfaces. It is especially useful for pipe mount applications.
A key characteristic of this synthetic thermal grease is its long-term material stability. That means it won't harden, dry out, or melt in normal industrial use.
Smear some paste on the sensing head of the thermostat switch prior to threading or clamping down. (Not to be used as a glue.)
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.