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Water Glycol Hydraulic Fluid

Dec. 27, 2013
Max. resistance to ignition, flame Additives prevent corrosion

QUAKER CHEMICAL CORPORATION introduced QUINTOLUBRIC® 702-46 RD to its line of fire-resistant hydraulic fluids. It is a fire-resistant water glycol fluid that offers superior in-class performance and safety, reduced maintenance, and longer product life.

Many industrial applications — including foundries and diecasters — require hydraulic fluids that provide greater fire safety than mineral oil. Hydraulic fluids are vital to hydraulic systems’ operation. The fluids must meet many stringent performance demands including corrosion protection, lubrication, and viscosity stability. There are many types of fire resistant hydraulic fluids available, but water glycol hydraulic fluid is one of the most widely used because of its excellent fire-resistant properties and performance.

The expected level of hydraulic fluid performance in operating pressures, safety, and reliability has increased, making a hydraulic fluid with fire-resistant properties ideal for operations near a heat source or fire hazard such as molten metal and open flame. Therefore, the hydraulic fluid selected should have maximum resistance to ignition and flame propagation, especially if the machines are in close proximity to one another.

Fire-resistant water glycol hydraulic fluids have been developed to minimize the potential risks of fire, thus providing a safer work environment for employees while maintaining fluid performance characteristics such as viscosity, corrosion resistance, lubricity, operating temperature ranges and system compatibility.

QUINTOLUBRIC 702-46 RD is a water glycol fire-resistant fluid that has obtained FM Approval as a less hazardous fluid. It is formulated for optimal performance in hydraulic systems where fire-resistant fluids are required. Specific additives support water hydraulic equipment by preventing corrosion in components and piping, inhibiting bacterial growth in the fluid, and extending component life. Benefits include fire-resistance, minimal foaming, high viscosity index, and extended pump life in systems operating under high pressure or in overloaded hydraulic systems.

“Quaker is known for delivering innovative solutions for industry problems and our QUINTOLUBRIC product line offers technologies that fit various needs. Adding an in-house formulated water glycol fluid rounds out our line. QUINTOLUBRIC 702-46 RD will certainly meet the needs of the industry,” stated Peter Skoog, Quaker Chemical global product manager for Fluid Power.