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Heavy pastes and slurry-like applications get a proper mixing with Ross PowerMix planetary stirring vessels from Charles Ross & Son Co.
The 10-gallon planetary mixers can achieve high shear mixing of tough materials with low flow properties. The devices feature a sawtooth blade on each disperser shaft to double the shear input capacity of the mixer. A rectangular stirrer orbits the vessel and exposes the entire batch of contents to the shearing action of the dispersers, the company explains. High viscosity blades with a helical curvature to push product forward and downward are available for more viscous applications that are prone to climbing on the stirrer. Web: www.mixers.com
Lubricants can stand up to challenging water-prone environments with Dow Chemical’s Ucon WaterGuard stabilizers. The polyalkylene glycol based stabilizers act as a polymeric sponge that soaks up water and moisture in ester based lubricants to prevent acid formation and oil degradation due to hydrolysis, the company notes. The stabilizers also enable improved deposit control and hinder varnish formation as the lubricant ages. The products are biodegradable and minimally toxic and can be used in natural, saturated and unsaturated synthetic esters for a variety of applications, including deck equipment in marine vessels and in food grade lubricants and additives. Web: www.dow.com
Husky Approves Canadian Lube
received original equipment manufacturer approval from Husky Injection Molding for its Purity FG Synthetic Fluid 46 to use in the company’s injection molding equipment worldwide. The H1-registered hydraulic oil provides wear protection and oxidative stability to food processing equipment operating in hot and cold temperatures as well as wet environments, the manufacturer says. It also prevents deposit buildup that can lead to valve sticking and restricted oil flow to applications such as rotary screw compressor, vacuum pumps, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, the lube maker adds. Web: www.lubricants.petro-canada.com
Lubrication Engineers formulated a new turbine oil to address varnish in power generation applications. The product provides oxidative and thermal stability to prevent oil degradation, which can generate by-products that lead to varnish formation. It also prevents deposits and sludge, suppresses foam, protects equipment against rust, corrosion and wear, separates readily from water and has improved filterability for long-term oil cleanliness, the company adds. The Endure branded turbine oil is available in ISO 32 and ISO 46 viscosities and is catered to gas combustion and combined cycle turbines, as well as centrifugal compress. Web: www.lelubricants.com
Leave Wear Behind
Esso Thailand launched engine oils for two-wheelers in the country. The SAE 10W-30,10W-40 and 20W-40 Mobil Super synthetic oils protect engines, transmissions and clutches of motorcycles and scooters from wear and corrosion and improve cleanliness of components, the company says, and are formulated to withstand the extreme driving conditions in Thailand’s streets. The products are available at Esso fuel stations, retail shops and independent workshops in 0.8-liter and 1-liter bottles. Web: www.esso.co.th
Sea-Land Adds Acid
Sea-Land Chemical Co. is distributing Versatic Acid 10. The neodecanoic acid is a compact, hydrophobic chain with excellent solubility in non-polar oils and solvents, providing lubricating and corrosion preventative properties in metalworking fluids and other aqueous recirculating systems, such as engine coolants. When neutralized, salts of the product are easily soluble in water and provide the same benefits. Versatic Acid 10 is a multi-functional solution for many formulation challenges and can be used in place of or in conjunction with dodecanedioic, sebacic or isononanoic acid in numerous applications, Sea-Land says. Web: www.sealandchem.com
Acid beats corrosion