Valves, slides, taps and flaps - all control the flow of media through the pipelines. They can be found in all industries, municipalities and households. Only a few of them can do without a lubricant reducing wear and ensuring proper function of the components. The most suitable lubricant for your application depends on many factors: type of material, type of friction, load, kind of motion, speed, temperature, pressure and the valve lifetime. Additionally, most valves and fittings are subject to guidelines, standards and legal requirements.
Lubricants for drinking water valves have to meet the country guidelines, be resistant to media, provide good sealing effect and offer good tactile properties at all temperatures. When used in contact with fuel gases, high media resistance is of particular importance. For oxygen installations, exclusively certified lubricants have to be used for safety. Every batch of oxygen valve lubricant we manufacture is tested by the German Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM).
Diverse solutions, comprehensive advice
For all these different and complex tribological systems and requirements Klüber Lubrication offers the right speciality lubricants extending the service life of your valves and fittings significantly. Our experts also provide comprehensive advice and develop solutions together with you based on all relevant factors like component design, materials and ambient influences.
As one of the leading manufacturers of high-performance lubricants, we have been cooperating closely with renowned OEMs for many years using our lubricants for the initial equipment of their valves and fittings. Initial equipment is a major focus of our current and future activities in this industry. Our lubricants comply with all the relevant guidelines and regulations, ensuring that you buy tested quality.
Overview of our certifications and approvals:
- Oxygen valves and fittings: BAM test acc. to BG RCI M034 "Oxygen" (BGI 617) : "List of non-metallic materials"
- Sanitary and drinking water valves: Guidelines of the German Environmental Agency (DVGW-KTW-recommendations), NSF 61 certification, ÖVGW, SVGW, ACS, WRAS, AS4020, KIWA, BelgAqua
- Food industry: NSF-H1
- Gas burning installations and fuel gases: EN 377, DIN 3536, EN 751
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