CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 (TBM), 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 ("Quaker") 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
Quaker's QUINTOLUBRIC® fire-resistant hydraulic fluids (http://www.quakerchem.com/product/hydraulic-fluids/), and DUSTGRIP® dust suppressants (http://www.quakerchem.com/product/dust-suppressants/), as well as our specialty coatings, gear oils and greases will be represented at the World Tunnel Congress. Quaker will be exhibiting at booth 609 from April 22nd – 28th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, USA.
About Quaker Chemical Corporation:
Quaker Chemical Corporation is a leading global provider of process fluids, chemical specialties and technical expertise to a wide range of industries, including steel, aluminum, automotive, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe and cans. For nearly 100 years, Quaker has helped customers around the world achieve production efficiency, improve product quality, and lower costs through a combination of innovative technology, process knowledge and customized services. Headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA, Quaker serves businesses worldwide with a network of dedicated and experienced professionals whose mission is to make a difference. Visit quakerchem.com to learn more.
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