CONAC is a Steel industry conference and exposition produced by the Mexican Chapter of AIST. This bi-annual event includes lectures and exhibits. The tradeshow features conferences divided into four categories: Steelworks, Rolling, Maintenance and Safety, 4.0 Industry, Steel Processes and Applications. Additionally, the exhibitions include some of the most important steel production and supply companies in the Latin American Steel industry.
Steel Continuous Casting: 48% Reduction In Total Cost Of Ownership By Converting To HFD-U Hydraulic Fluidposts2020-03-16T14:12:47-04:00
To help improve operations, QUINTOLUBRIC® 888-46 was introduced as a potential replacement. First, Quaker Houghton helped the account to understand the advantages of changing from water glycol (HFC) fluids to QUINTOLUBRIC® 888-46 (polyol ester based HFD-U).
Verkol Lubricants, a Quaker Houghton Company, assessed the mill’s situation, and introduced QUAKERTEK™ LX 4602- EPE, a lithium complex grease, reducing bearing failures to 5-6 a year. After 8 years of using QUAKERTEK™ LX 4602-EPE, the mill wanted to run a trial with the main purpose of optimizing grease consumption without causing wear problems, and also to
The mill was currently using a competitor’s Lithium based grease, and Quaker Houghton suggested converting to QUAKERTEK™ CS 4015-EP, a Calcium Sulfonate Complex grease for the trial. The initial fill of the QUAKERTEK™ CS 4015-EP was reduced 15% compared to the lithium based grease.
Considering Quaker Houghton’s excellent service provided at this steel producer’s site and integrated product offerings, a trial opportunity for PRIMECOAT™ Z 838-4, a trivalent chromium passivate, resulted.
Based on the reliability issues experienced with the incumbent fluid, Quaker Houghton recommended a comparative ASTM D7043 pump wear test be conducted. Based on the results of the test data and system survey an evaluation of HOUGHTO-SAFE® 419-R was conducted.
To meet the challenges, Quaker Houghton developed QUAKEROL® DR 20, a customized semi-synthetic rolling oil based on the trial goals. Quaker Houghton utilized its global R&D network and corroborated with the customer management in an effort to meet the performance requirements needed for the product.
Due to Quaker Houghton’s relationship with the steel mill - providing other products and continuous technical assistance, the mill requested a replacement for the current grease.
For the trial, some tapered roller bearings were lubricated with the current grease, including the roll necks, and some bearings were lubricated with QUAKERTEK™ CS 4602-EP, including the roll necks.
The company they chose was Quaker Houghton due confidence in Quaker Houghton’s product, people and performance. The mill decided to replace the incumbent grease product in all their hot rolling applications with QUAKERTEK™ AX 2502-EP.