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SK Releases Bright Stock

SK Lubricants Americas last month started bringing in volumes of a new API Group II bright stock to the United States. SK120 BS is a bright stock with a high level of saturates, no sulfur content, a viscosity of 24 centistokes at 100 degrees Celsius and a viscosity index over 102. It has a low pour point between -30 and -36 C, which gives automotive gear lubricants extremely low Brookfield viscosity and requires less shear stable polymer treatments for SAE 75W-XX and SAE 80W-XX gear oils, the base oil producer notes. It can also be used in process oils and is available from SKs bulk terminal in Houston. Web: www.

Restrain Volatility

Engine oil formulators seeking to qualify products against the upcoming ILSAC GF-6 passenger car engine oil categorys Noack volatility requirements can run tests at Savant Labs, which is now using the Noack S2 instrument from Tannas to measure evaporative losses in motor oils. The equipment has a pre-heated thermal well to provide consistent heat-up of engine oils and avoid long lag times. It can be calibrated to the atmospheric conditions of an individual lab and collect volatile products that affect catalysts and other engine components to gauge the presence of phosphorus, sulfur and other byproducts, Savant notes. Web: www.

Go Low

Petro-Canada Lubricants is stepping up to meet newer engine demands with its SAE 0W-16 Supreme-branded passenger car motor oil. The product resists thermal breakdown, has increased fluidity in low temperatures and protects engines against wear and deposit formation to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions, the company says. It also prevents damage from low-speed pre-ignition in gasoline and turbocharged direct-injection engines. The oil meets API SN and SN Plus standards. Web: www.lubricants.

Compliant Cylinder Lubes

Vessel operators seeking to meet the Inter­national Maritime Organizations global marine fuel sulfur cap in 2020 can turn to Chevron Marine Lubricants range of Taro Ultra cylinder oils. The lubes neutralize acids that cause corrosion, protectcomponents from wear and deposit formation and are compatible with most marine engines, bunker fuels and abatement technologies, the company reports. The SAE 50 products include 25, 40, 70, 100 and 140 base number oils and will be phased into the market beginning in 2019, Chevron Marine adds. Web: www.chevron

Stop Grease Hazards

SKF released two devices from its Lincoln brand: One to prevent grease overflow and another to keep contaminants from affecting grease. The mechanical grease overflow prevention system thwarts grease spills associated with reservoir overfilling. The device is made of steel and anti-corrosion plating to withstand operating temperatures between -40 and 65.5 degrees Celsius (-40 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit) in addition to pressures of up to 517 bar (7,500 psi), the company says. The small grease reservoir filling filter minimizes entry of contaminants into automatic lubrication systems during filling. It has a fill rate of up to 8 liters per minute and withstands operating pressure of 344 bar, SKF notes. Both products can be used in mining, industrial, agricultural and off-highway construction equipment. Web:

Precision Cleaning

Houghton International developed a cleaner to replace highly volatile solvents in applications that have increased flammability and other health, safety and environmental hazards. Houghto-Rinse RTD is a water based, low odor and non-flammable cleaner that removes surface residue such as grease and production soil prior to final inspection, assembly or packaging. It also has rust prevention properties when used to clean steel, aluminum and magnesium components, the company adds. The product does not produce foam or residue, dries quickly and is ready to use, eliminating the need for dilution. Web:

Gear Lube in a Pouch

Amsoil has a new packaging to ease gear lubricant application in hard-to-reach areas. The flexible pouch improves maneuverability to fill holes with gear oil even in confined spaces, making for faster, cleaner installation and eliminating the need for a pump, the manufacturer says. The pack is highly durable and produces less waste than traditional quart containers. The product is available with Amsoils Severe Gear brand of SAE 75W-90 and 75W-140 synthetic gear oils, which reduce friction and wear and resist high loads in towing, hauling, racing and other vehicles operating in severe conditions, the company adds. Web:

Thwart Corrosion

A general purpose extreme lubricant penetrant from Cortec Corp. aims to provide protection to metal parts with less environmental impact. EcoLine ELP is a biobased, chlorine-free penetrating lube with a high flash point that protects metals in milling, tapping, reaming, cutting, grinding and drilling operations against rust and corrosion by repelling water, cooling moving parts and reducing smoke generation, the company says. The product is available in 11-ounce aerosol cans and in pails, totes and bulk quantities for industrial sites. Web:

Decrease Downtime

Interflon USA is helping manufacturers in food processing, medicine and beverage production minimize unscheduled equipment downtime and repairs with its Interflon dry food grade lubricant spray. The product displaces moisture, fights corrosion and deposit formation, and resists wear and washout even from high-pressure spray nozzles, including those with salt water, the company says. It can be applied directly to electrical contacts and other moving parts, such as chains, sliding tracks, conveyors, joints, pivots, belts, threaded parts and more. The lube is H1-registered with NSF International for incidental contact with food and comes in both aerosol cans for smaller uses and in automatic dispensers for large operations. Web:

Stronger Viscometer

Dust, oil and even powerful jets of water cant trip up Ametek Brookfields TT-100 IECEx in-line viscometer. The instrument measures the same wide range of pressures, temperatures, viscosities, flow and shear rates as the companys TT-100 viscometer, but can be used in hazardous locations worldwide that have IECEx, ATEX and North American explosion-proof certifications. Ametek notes that the device has better durability, more refined speed control with 16 selectable speeds up to 600 rpm and an expanded ambient temperature range of up to 55 degrees Celsius. It also has the motor and sensor components assembled in a single enclosure, the company adds. Web:

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