Quaker Unveils New Fire-Resistant Hydraulic Fluid

Noria news wires
Tags: hydraulics, synthetic lubricants

Quaker Chemical Corp. recently added Quintolubric 702-46 RD to its line of fire-resistant hydraulic fluids. The new water-glycol fluid was formulated to offer superior in-class performance and safety, reduced maintenance and longer product life.

The premium fluid, which has obtained FM approval as a less hazardous fluid, is designed to provide optimum performance in hydraulic systems where fire-resistant fluids are required.

Specific additives incorporated into Quintolubric 702-46 RD support hydraulic equipment by preventing corrosion in components and piping, inhibiting bacterial growth in the fluid and extending component life. Key benefits include excellent fire resistance, minimal foaming, high viscosity index and extended pump life in systems operating under high pressure or in overloaded hydraulic systems.  

Many industrial applications such as steel-making, die-casting, foundry and forging require the use of hydraulic fluids that provide greater fire safety than mineral oil. Several types of fire-resistant hydraulic fluids are available, but water-glycol hydraulic fluid is one of the most widely used because of its excellent fire-resistant properties and performance.

"Quaker is known for delivering innovative solutions for industry problems, and our Quintolubric product line offers technologies that fit various needs," said Peter Skoog, Quaker Chemical's global product manager for fluid power. "Adding an in-house formulated water-glycol fluid rounds out our line. Quintolubric 702-46 RD will certainly meet the needs of the industry."

For more information, visit quakerchem.com.