At high temperatures, common food-grade chain oils can evaporate and break down, leaving behind high levels of residue and/or requiring constant re-lubrication. A common alternative is to use a chain lubricant containing suspended industrial solids that will provide emergency lubrication even when the carrying fluid evaporates.
Although there formulations can provide lubrication at high temperatures, it is often accomplished at the sacrifice of the lubricant no longer being registered by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) as a food grade H1.
NEW, Klüberfood NH1 CH 6-120 SUPREME utilizes a solid white lubricant to provide optimum protection of chains at extreme temperatures and is NSF H1 registered for incidental contact, providing a long-lasting solution to the challenge of using food-grade lubricants at extreme temperatures.
In all industries, but particularly in the food industry, it is important to understand the makeup of the lubricant being applied to any equipment operating at elevated temperatures.
The various base oils used in lubricants are affected by extreme temperatures in different ways in terms of the levels of evaporation loss and in the formation of residues - both factors that influence chain life.
Each type of base oil has a different temperature limit - and even going slightly past this limit can have a dramatic effect.
A common method used to lubricate chains operating at extreme temperatures is to use a solid lubricant. The solid lubricant is in suspension within a fluid carrier when the lubricant is applied and as the fluid carries the complete formulation into the components and begins to evaporate, the solid stays behind inside the friction points as a type of emergency protectant to decrease wear of the surfaces.
It is best to apply the lubricant at a lower temperature within the operating range of the carrier to allow penetration of the solid additives.
Klüberfood NH1 CH 6-120 SUPREME uses carefully selected synthetic base oil as a carrier with a white solid lubricant held in suspension. The base oil evaporates off cleanly with very little redisue, which provides the best protection possible. This formulation has excellent wetting and penetration properties on application, and can be used at operating temperatures even up to 650° C.
Klüberfood NH1 CH 6-120 SUPREME provides excellent long-term performance and is registered as food grade H1 by the NSF thus maintaining high industry standards for food safety. Our product is also ISO 21469 certified, therefore verifying that the lubricant has been produced and packaged following hygiene requirements estabilished by the standards.
Along with performance and food safety advantages, Klüberfood NH1 CH 6-120 SUPREME protects components to extend chain life and reduce maintenance issues, re-lubrication periodes are extended - upward of one or two weeks - as the solid lubricants become impregnated into the metal surfaces, and the synthetic oil provides good corrosion protection thus enhancing chain life.
To ensure optimum lubrication and performance, Klüberfood NH1 CH 6-120 SUPREME must be properly applied, if a solid lubricant solution has already been used, the same application procedure can be followed.