Articles

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

2019-02-04T16:39:03-04:00

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.

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

2018-06-08T17:20:43-04:00

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

2018-03-15T10:31:54-04:00

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

2018-03-08T16:50:39-04:00

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.