This company now offers a line of biodegradable, fire-resistant hydraulic fluids for glass manufacturing. Available in both water- and vegetable-based forms, the fluids are biodegradable and safe for use in extreme-heat environments, such as float glass plants, where glass melting furnaces reach temperatures as high as 2990°F.
“The extreme high heat and pressure that occur during glass manufacturing, combined with flammable hydraulic oil, is a recipe for disaster,” said Tony Noblit, market development manager for fluid power. “A ruptured hydraulic line can spray a combustible mist of oil into the ignition source. Fire-resistant hydraulic fluids are critical to prevent loss of life and corporate tragedy.”
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