Main industrial trends are encouraging a growing shift towards the use of synthetics, rather than petroleum-based oils and greases, especially for more extreme applications.
The universal need to cut costs, creating a requirement for longer lubricant life to deliver savings through the extension of maintenance intervals and a reduced disposal burden.
Design developments aimed at improving efficiency Controlled performance: products exhibit the most desirable lubrication properties of conventional mineral lubricants, without suffering from their well-known performance limitations.
Our synthetic lubricants are formulated from pure materials such as polyalphaolefins (PAO), esters and polyglycols (PAG), manufactured under controlled conditions in modern chemical plants. Strict process monitoring and comprehensive analytical testing enable their composition and functionality to be tailored precisely to meet or exceed the most stringent specifications. Additionally, our long experience, backed by years of intensive R&D, means that we can offer dependable advice on the most cost effective solution to your individual needs.
Advantages of synthetics
There is no question that synthetic lubricants have demonstrated advantages over petroleum-based products in several areas.
- Extended oil drains. Due to the thermal and oxidative stability of synthetic lubricants, oil drain intervals can be greatly extended.
- Energy savings. Synthetic lubricants’ viscosity index, friction properties, and heat transfer characteristics result in measurably less horsepower required to drive equipment in both hot and cold environments.
- Fire resistance. Because the high flash point of synthetic lubricants reduces the risk of fire, some insurance companies charge lower premiums for plants using synthetic lubricants.
- Fewer deposits. Because of their oxidative stability at high temperatures, synthetics leave very few deposits. The resulting decrease in equipment wear often results in fewer repairs.
- Higher operating speeds. The excellent heat transfer characteristics of synthetic lubricants may allow equipment to be run at higher speeds, resulting in more output.