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.
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.
v. Jan/Feb 2018. A four-step process is used to develop a total solution approach for the challenges a West Virginia, US based longwall mining operation was experiencing. The process included, site audit, recommendation, implementation, review and secondary audit. As well as the introduction of DUSTGRIP® JFP-95 to reduce dust emissions.
An accurate and comprehensive understanding of the rolling process, particularly with respect to tribological factors and diverse friction regimes in the roll-bite.
Longwall fluid is the lifeblood of any longwall operation. The performance of this fluid is critical.
Japanese die casters find polyol esters give a productive edge. Globally, two dominant hydraulic fluids are used in die casting – water glycols and polyol ester (HFD-U) based fluids.