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Lubrication Strategies for Rolling Hard Steel Types

In the cold rolling process, good lubrication can reduce roll forces, but there are limitations for hard steel types. To improve lubrication, various options related to lubricant design and application are explored while a numerical roll bite model investigates the effect of lubricant properties on roll forces when rolling hard steel types.


Compatibility of QUINTOLUBRIC® 888 Series with NBR Seal Material

One of the main considerations when choosing a hydraulic fluid, is it’s compatibility with seals. More specifically it’s compatibility with Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) seals.  NBR is the most cost effective and commonly used seal type in hydraulic systems. This elastomer found in various hydraulic unit applications.


Metalworking fluids: The Quest for Bioresistance

The main objective in working with metalworking fluids(MWFs) is to extend their operating life as long as possible. Microbial contamination remains one of the key reasons why MWFs fail prematurely. Degradation of MWFs not only leads to premature failure but also can cause health and safety concerns to workers maintaining them.


A Pattern of Innovation

In today’s world, longwall mining faces considerable challenges. The difference between a productive operation and an inefficient one often boils down to the right combination of people and products. For over 30 years, Quaker Chemical has continued to challenge the status quo for fire-resistant fluids used in some of the largest hydraulic cylinders in the world: longwall mining machinery.


Flow cytometry, a powerful novel tool to rapidly assess bacterial viability in metal working fluids: Proof-of-principle

One major problem in the metalworking fluid industry is bacterial growth; however, a fast yet accurate method to evaluate and predict the fluid’s antibacterial capacity is currently lacking. Quaker’s novel tool’s protocol is based on flow cytometry to assess the antibacterial potential of newly developed cutting fluids independent of bacterial growth.


Fluid Solutions for the Cost-Effective Tinplating of Steels

In tinplating steel operations, the latest efforts to reduce costs and environmental impact are requiring expensive equipment upgrades. Quaker Chemical has devised a new, cost-effective solution that works with all existing lines.


Particle Counting

Most component failures are the direct result of contaminated hydraulic oil, and the expense of having to replace hydraulic components damaged by contamination is often eclipsed by the even higher cost of unscheduled downtime for the machine.  Learn how hydraulic fluid cleanliness can be measured using several techniques and reporting methods.


Hydraulic Fluid Sampling Procedure

One of the most difficult but important jobs in hydraulic fluid maintenance is taking a proper and representative sample. For properties like acidity, viscosity and moisture it generally doesn’t matter where the sample is taken. However, when it comes to determining the cleanliness of a hydraulic fluid, it makes a big difference at what location the sample is taken.


Relativity of Acid Number for Hydraulic Fluids

The total acid number (TAN) is an analytical test to determine the deterioration of lubricants in service due to oxidation. As a fluid degrades with oxidation, the viscosity increases as well as the levels of corrosive acids, soot and varnish, along with the danger of component failure.


The Importance of Hydraulic System Maintenance and Filtration

One of the most important functions for the maintenance of a hydraulic system is proper filtration. Most component failures are the direct result of contaminated hydraulic oil, and the expense of having to replace hydraulic components damaged by contamination is often eclipsed by the even higher cost of unscheduled downtime for the machine.


Filtration Programs to Meet Your Needs

Review how a comprehensive filtration program can be tailored to meet the needs of any fluid and will fit all operational environments, and how hydraulic fluid filtration offers equipment owners and users an opportunity to extend component life, increase production time, and reduce costs


Alternative Solutions to Mineral Oil-Based Hydraulic Fluids

In mining operations, a fire can increase the risk of personal injuries, as well as heighten the likelihood of losses in both capital and production.  These losses include not only potential damage to buildings and equipment, but can encompass interruption in production that can idle operations for days or even months.  Learn about the pros and cons of alternative solutions to mineral oil-based hydraulic fluids


Service Guide for QUINTOLUBRIC® 888 Series

Monitoring through in-service oil analysis, an important element of predictive maintenance, can provide information about machine wear, as well as lubricant contamination and condition. By checking the appearance, viscosity, water content, acid number, cleanliness and solid metal and additive contents, the condition of the fluid can be measured.

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Reducing Dust Emissions in Underground Coal Mines using DUSTGRIP® Dust Suppressant

The need for dust suppressants in the mining industry continues to increase due to health, safety, and regulatory reasons. Whether on a surface or underground mine, dust and other particulates are a constant safety concern for those working in the mining industry. Courtesy of ‘Tradelink Publications Ltd.’


Bridging the Gap between Metalworking Fluid Bench Tests & Machining Operations

Reprinted with permission from the March 2018 issue of TLT, the official monthly magazine of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, an international not-for-profit technical society headquartered in Park Ridge, Illinois.


Alternatives to Mineral Oil Based Hydraulic Fluids in Steel Production

Fire hazards are constantly present in the steel industry with operations involving heavy equipment and liquid or red hot steel, and when mineral oil based hydraulic fluids are being used. However, there are alternatives that can be utilized without jeopardizing the performance or productivity of the steel production line.