A Pattern of Innovation


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.

$500,000 Savings via Longwall Fluid Conversion


Introducing QUINTOLUBRIC 818-02 full synthetic Longwall Fluid to a longwall mine fixed sediment issues, and enabled the mine to reduce fluid consumption, lower filter usage, and improve the pump station and solenoid valve performance, resulting in $500,000 cost savings.

Fire-Resistant Hydraulic Fluids in Mining Operations


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.

Alternative Solutions to Mineral Oil-Based Hydraulic Fluids


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