Petro-Canada Lubricants has launched Environ MV R, its first hydraulic fluid using ultra-pure severely hydrotreated base oils to meet the OECD 301B requirements for ready biodegradability.
According to Petro-Canada Lubricants, the design makes Environ MV R the first hydraulic fluid of its kind to meet these requirements, providing longer life and increased value without compromising performance.
Environ MV R combines select, ultra-pure, severely hydrotreated base oils with a premium ashless additive system to offer operators the protection of a premium mobile and industrial hydraulic fluid – while also being OECD 301B readily biodegradable to help protect sensitive environments.
The absence of zinc and other heavy metal-based additives also makes the fluid safer for the environment, the company says, by minimizing the risk of creating long-lasting damage to terrestrial and aquatic organisms or water resources.
Environ MV R joins the Environ product line of environmentally friendly hydraulic fluids, and Petro-Canada Lubricants says it is specifically formulated to achieve outstanding performance in the readily-biodegradable category.
“By using Environ MV R, operators don’t need to sacrifice performance to meet environmental standards, and it can enable extended drain intervals, minimize maintenance and maximize savings,” says Tony Weatherill, president of Petro-Canada Lubricants. “To have developed an innovative and environmentally-friendly solution, the first of its kind, with the performance benefits of a premium mineral oil-based product is testament to our research and development team.”