LUBRICANTS FOR INDUSTRY

High-Performance Industrial Lubricants

BECHEM, has developed a vast array of high performance industrial lubricants for critical applications across industry segments. From high temperature greases for Steel mills to life lubricants for automotive components, BECHEM strives to create value for customer’s processes through consistent efficiency and environmentally  responsible products.

It offers the industrial lubricants user a high-performance range of lubricants for various tribological challenges. BECHEM’s comprehensive range of industrial lubricants include special and multipurpose greases and pastes, mineral and synthetic oils, anti-friction coatings as well as process fluids covering the complete range of metal working operations.

Apart from core heavy industries such as Steel, Cement, Power and Railways, BECHEM also caters industrial lubricants to various industrial segments like Automotive, Textile, Sugar Processing, Food & Pharma, Paper Processing and Metal Working Processes.

INDUSTRIAL LUBRICANTS

LUBRICANTS FOR CEMENT PLANT
Collaborating with machine manufacturers, BECHEM has developed a wide range of speciality lubricants for heavy equipment’s and components involved in cement manufacturing process within integrated cement plants.

LUBRICANTS FOR TEXTILE INDUSTRY
BECHEM high-performance textile lubricants have exceeded established performance standards of the past and set new benchmarks. BECHEM products have been recommended by leading textile machine manufacturers for its role in reducing maintenance down time and enhancing machine reliability.

LUBRICANTS FOR AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
BECHEM works along with renowned auto and component manufacturers across the globe in developing intelligent specialty lubricants that suit their applications seamlessly whilst also ensuring short product development duration’s.

LUBRICANTS FOR STEEL INDUSTRY
Some critical machinery in a steel processing unit where special lubricants play a pivotal role in functioning of the systems are the continuous caster unit, hot strip mill, thermo mechanically treated (TMT) bar mill and the run on table (ROT).

METAL WORKING FLUIDS
Excellent surface finish, longer tool and die life with minimal coolant consumption, cleaner working environment are some of the desired parameters that directly impact cost per component and productivity levels in metal working processes

SPINDLE BEARING GREASE
Synthetic High Speed Spindle Bearing Grease. Developed by BECHEM Germany for high speed applications and bearings, Berutox FB 22 delivers unmatched performance in terms of lubricating life even under extreme temperatures and operating conditions.

METAL FORMING FLUIDS
BECHEM is a leading worldwide producer of high performance special forming fluids and release agents for various forming processes. Apart from high quality wire drawing fluids, BECHEM also develops forming fluids for forging process, tube drawing process as well deep drawing and punching processes.

BOOM CRANE GREASE
Given that Cranes mostly operate under dusty conditions as well direct exposure to weather conditions such as humidity, rain, temperature variations, the lubricating film should remain intact even after repeated movement. Any variation or break of the film on the sliding surface would result in jerks or erratic movement of the boom. This critical interface requires special lubricants.

LUBRICANTS FOR PAPER PROCESSING
Lubrication requirements for machinery involved in various processes are diverse. Be it the chipping or the severe pulping and refining process to the pressing and drying process the bearings and gears are always under the threat of severe wear and corrosion. To ensure efficient production process, it is imperative that the perfect lubricant is chosen.

SUGAR MILL LUBRICANTS
Due to inherent properties of Berulit SM Super, minimal lubrication is required to maintain the ideal bearing temperature. This eliminates the need for an external water cooling system and the load on ETP unit.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Greases are made by mixing a solid material, called a thickener, with a base oil and property enhancing additives; but it’s the oil that forms the lubrication film. For better understanding, grease thickener can be thought of as a sponge saturated with oil. Moving parts squeeze the oil out of the sponge like thickener for forming the lubrication film. Typically, the base oil constitutes the largest proportion of grease weight at about 80-90%, followed by thickener at 10 to 20% and additives under 10%.

Dropping point of a lubricating grease is an indicator of the heat resistance of the grease. and is the temperature at which the grease is no more a thickened lubricating medium. The dropping point indicates the upper temperature limit at which a grease retains its structure, not the maximum temperature at which a grease may be used.

Few greases have the ability to regain their original structure after cooling down from the dropping point.

The most important feature of a grease is its consistency. A grease that is too stiff may not get pumped into areas requiring lubrication. While a grease that is too fluid may leak out. Grease consistency depends on the type and amount of thickener used and the viscosity of its base oil. A grease consistency is its resistance to deformation by an applied force.

The measure of consistency is called penetration. Penetration depends on whether the consistency has been altered by working. Standard test procedures established by American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) and accepted by industry are ASTM D 217 and D 1403, measure penetration of unworked and worked greases.

The NLGI has established consistency numbers ranging from 000 to 6, corresponding to specified ranges of penetration distance of the standard cone into the test grease. Table below lists the NLGI grease classifications along with a description of the consistency of each classification.

Viscosity: It is a measure of resistance to flow of a lubricating oil.

Viscosity index: It is defined as rate of change of viscosity with respect to temperature.

Significance:

  • It is the most important property which determines the performance of lubricating oils under the influence of temperature
  • A lubricating oil should have sufficient viscosity to retain a lubricating film on the surface
  • On machine part moving at slow speeds under high pressures, a high viscous oil should be used as it better resists being squeezed out from between the rubbing parts.  Light oils can be used for lower pressures and high speeds.
  • It is not possible to maintain a liquid oil film between two moving or sliding surfaces if the viscosity is too low and hence excessive wear will occur.

The pour point of an oil is the minimum temperature at which the oil turns into semi solid and almost losses its flow characteristic. At low temperatures, the viscosity of the oil will be very high, causing the oil to resist flow. This is important in equipment that operates in a cold environment or handles cold fluids.

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