Lubrication in an integrated steel plant is a major challenge with numerous types of lubricants and various types of equipment. The steel plant equipment work under various operating parameters; like from extreme heavy load to very high speed, low temperatures to high temperatures, dusty polluted environment to humid acid environment. Therefore proper selection of lubricant is much essential for smooth operation in steel plants and reliability of equipment.
Conditions in steel manufacturing process pose tribological challenges due to extreme process temperatures, presence of corrosive cooling liquids, abrasive dust, shock-loads etc. Therefore the operational environment on a lubricant is very demanding and severe.
The lubricant is primarily desired to provide a strong protective film with high degree of separation, be inert to entraining process fluids, resist tribo-corrosion and withstand high operating temperatures.
While operational breakdown costs are exponential, the lubrication technology to be employed requires careful consideration. PACIFIC’s range of speciality lubricants have been developed in order to surpass the demands in virtually all critical applications of an integrated steel plant.
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