Compatibility of QUINTOLUBRIC® 888 Series with NBR Seal Material

2019-04-11T15:49:21-04:00

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.

A Pattern of Innovation

2019-02-07T18:21:47-04:00

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.

Particle Counting

2018-10-04T17:28:14-04:00

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

2018-10-04T17:24:55-04:00

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

2018-10-04T17:21:31-04:00

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.

Fire-Resistant Hydraulic Fluids in Mining Operations

2018-10-04T16:28:37-04:00

Quaker participates in the Illinois Mining Institute Annual meeting via a technical presentation given by Jon Brown, Marketing Manager Mining on Fire Resistant Hydraulic Fluids. The presentation includes an overview of the different types of fire-resistant hydraulic fluids, and the benefits of choosing a fire-resistant hydraulic fluid over a mineral oil based one.

The Importance of Hydraulic System Maintenance and Filtration

2018-10-04T16:08:28-04:00

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

2018-10-04T16:03:52-04:00

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