Lubrication Strategies for Rolling Hard Steel Types

2019-04-12T16:06:20-04:00

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.

Metalworking fluids: The Quest for Bioresistance

2019-03-20T16:15:44-04:00

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

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.

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.

Fluid Solutions for the Cost-Effective Tinplating of Steels

2018-12-07T15:09:30-04:00

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.

Alternative Solutions to Mineral Oil-Based Hydraulic Fluids

2018-10-04T16:05:19-04:00

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

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.’