In the Tunneling industry, situations occur every day that can be classified as harmful. These situations occur not only because of the underground environment, or heavy machinery used, but also because of the hydraulic fluid chosen. With the high pressures and flow rates typical in a tunnel boring machine, a small leak from a line, a seal, or a hose could quickly discharge large amounts of fluid into the tunnel. If a spill occurs, problems can quickly escalate if the hydraulic fluid is not environmentally favorable.
If a fire-resistant hydraulic fluid with a favorable environmental profile and low toxicity is used it can help minimize the impact of leaks or spills, reduce safety hazards, and also simplify water treatment requirements. Quaker Chemical Corporation offers QUINTOLUBRIC 888 fire-resistant hydraulic fluids for reduced environmental impact. In addition to a favorable environmental profile, QUINTOLUBRIC hydraulic fluids also:
- Keep machines working at optimal performance with fewer interruptions
- Support longer life span for equipment
- Increase safety and reduce risk for a lower total cost of ownership