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.
Comparative tests of hydraulic fluids in high temperatures.
A High Fire-Risk Operation Kept Under Control and Production Uninterrupted in a Press Hardening Operation
A High Fire-Risk Operation Kept Under Control and Production Uninterrupted in a Press Hardening Operationguest author 2017-11-20T20:28:49+00:00
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.
Press-hardening operations have all the elements of a fire hazard – hot surfaces, pressurized mineral oil in the hydraulic systems, and the proximity of the hot surfaces to the pressurized oil.
The reason fire-resistant hydraulic fluids should be used to reduce fire risks.