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Reliable lubrication of screw connections

May 17. 2015

Reliable lubrication of screw connections

New assembly paste from Klüber Lubrication for oil refineries

A regular maintenance shutdown of installations in oil refineries requires the removal and inspection of more than 100,000 screw connections of varying dimensions and materials used in pipes, measurement and control equipment, valves, fittings, heat exchangers, tanks and containers. To avoid expensive delays in maintenance activities, easy and non-destructive disassembly of screw connections is necessary. Therefore, an assembly paste is required which prevents fretting of screw connections even when exposed to the sometimes aggressive ambient conditions of refineries and high temperatures. It is especially for the stringent requirements in this industry that Klüber Lubrication has developed the new assembly paste Klüberpaste HS 91-21.

The easy-to-spread assembly paste is based on an innovative combination of solid lubricants which shows an excellent separating effect on materials with a tendency to fretting, e.g. V2A, V4A  and high-temperature steel. Due to its high degree of purity in terms of sulphur, chlorine, fluorine and heavy metals, the paste does not react with metal surfaces, thus protecting the screw connection.

About Klüber Lubrication
Klüber Lubrication is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, offering high-end tribological solutions to virtually all industries and markets worldwide. Most products are developed and made to specific customer requirements. During its more than 80 years of existence, Klüber Lubrication has provided high-quality lubricants, thorough consultation and extensive services, which has earned it an excellent reputation in the market. The company holds all common industrial certifications and operates a testing section hardly rivalled in the lubricants industry.
Klüber Lubrication, set up as a retail company for mineral oil products in Munich in 1929, is today part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, a Business Group of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. Klüber Lubrication has about 2.000 employees in more than 30 countries.

About Freudenberg Chemical Specialities
Freudenberg Chemical Specialities Munich, was founded in 2004 as a new Business Group within the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim, Germany, a family-owned, diversified technology company with a history of more than 160 years. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities has a lean, market-oriented organisation with Management Board and Corporate Functions. Its objective is to promote innovation potentials in its field of activities and to expand world-wide market leadership in special lubricants and release agents. The Business Group includes five largely independent divisions which are active in more than 50 countries: Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, SurTec, Capol and OKS.

Press contact
Klüber Lubrication München SE & Co. KG
Andreas Hasslinger, Marketing Communications
Geisenhausenerstr. 7
81379 München
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 78 76-467

Michael Jurischka
Gotzkowskystr. 11
10555 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 / 28 44 95 95