The right formula for increasing reliability
Moving ahead together. Less downtime and more efficiency for the chemical industry - with solutions from Klüber Lubrication
Extreme conditions found in the chemical industry require special solutions, be it for cooling towers, loading arms or heat transfer systems. Specialty lubricants for the chemical industry help to increase the availability of production equipment, provide additional protection to assets and allow extended service life of mechanical components. They are designed to withstand high pressures, vacuum conditions, cryogenic environments, extreme temperatures and aggresive media. In addition, lubricants from Klüber Lubrication can bring energy savings and even increase the safety of operations. Many chemical processes involve gases of varying compositions, which can incur a risk of interference or reaction with the lubricant. Klüber Lubrication analyses your application and its specific requirements in order to provide you with competent advice for the selection of the right specialty lubricant.
Energy efficiency in the chemical industry
"We know, the chemical industry is losing billions and billions of dollars just because of the poor efficiency of heat transfer systems and heat exchangers“, says Jonathan Venditti, Head of Chemical Industry at Klüber Lubrication. Learn more about our solutions to increase energy efficiency in the Chemical Industry.
Reduce the risk of injury of your maintenance team in the chemical industry
Proper lubrication of critical components can be challenging when the equipment is located in a remote location or in a toxic environment. Special care may be required, and workers may need to wear a harness and/or a hazmat suit to perform regular lubrication routes. Make safety at work your priority by letting our Klübermatic units do this inconvenient and bothersome work. Our Klübermatic lubrication systems allow you to reduce safety risks related to manual lubrication by ensuring maximum reliability of your equipment.
Bring back the efficiency of your industrial equipment
Using mineral oils in high demanding applications often affects the efficiency of your industrial equipment over time. In this video, Jonathan Venditti, Business Development Manager for the Chemical Industry, explains the advantages of our concentrated conditioner fluid Varnasolv.
Solutions for high performance and safety
Tailor-made perfluorinated polyether (PFPE) lubricants for the chemical industry
PFPE lubricants from Klüber Lubrication are recommended because of their resistance to extreme temperatures, chemical inertness and their stability to oxidation. Our PFPE greases offer good lubrication, additional protection against shock loads and unrivalled stability for numerous applications found in the chemical industry. Being extremely inert where no element of the molecule is available for reaction to take place, it provides excellent high-temperature performance and makes PFPE extremely useful in the presence of highly reactive chemicals such as corrosives, acids and liquid oxygen.
Low evaporation loss, low vapor pressure, wide temperature range, chemical inertness, non-flammable and excellent material compatibility
Watch PFPE explanatory videos here:
Part 1 | Part 2
Refineries: Energy Efficiency
Cooling towers, gearboxes and water circulation systems
Non-distilled industrial water contains mineral salts that bond with metal, especially when it is hot. These deposits, usually calcium and magnesium compounds, put a strain on the operating efficiency of heat exchangers, cooling towers and other water-wetted equipment. If not properly treated, sediment, sludge, and scale cause a loss of efficiency and increase in energy consumption.
We offer a full line of degreasers and descalers to maintain the cleanliness and efficiency of your cooling tower systems. Converting your cooling tower gearboxes from a conventional mineral oil to a premium synthetic gear oil may save you up to 6% in energy cost.
Rubber and Tire Processing: Energy Efficiency
Gearboxes on agitators, conveyors and mixers
The rubber processing and tire industry is a major user of industrial gearboxes. Most of those gearboxes are exposed to a high level of contamination and significant shock loads. Klüber Lubrication offers special gear oils that minimise contamination of your gearbox application. Converting your gearboxes from a conventional mineral oil to a premium Klüber Lubrication synthetic gear oil may save you up to 6 % in energy costs.
Fertilizers and Pesticides: Open gear lubricants
Open gears on dryers, cooling drums, scrubber and grinding mills
Klüber Lubrication offers a wide range of products and services designed specifically for open gears. These include priming agents, running-in fluids, repair compounds, cleaners and operational lubricants. We offer on-site services like open gear inspection, running-in procedures for newly installed gear sets, gear cleaning and gear repair. Most of these services are performed without requiring a system shutdown. Additionally, our new-technology and transparent open gear lubricants allow our customers to inspect their open gears during operation, benefit of the highest wear protection and not to worry about their spray system or drain lines to be clogged.
Are you looking for a digital solution for your lubricant management? Talk to our experts about your project.
Keeping an eye on all lubrication points, scheduling timely maintenance, and detecting wear at an early stage; plant managers and maintenance technicians need to keep their machinery in good working order. The aim is to achieve high machine availability with minimum personnel and low costs, along with the least possible downtime.
Klüber Lubrication supports our customers with digital solutions for Total Productive Management (TPM). Learn more about the individual services below:
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