Operational environment in a Continuous Caster unit is characterized by slow to medium rotational speeds, high temperatures and corrosive process water ingress. Spearheading the technology of large molecular poly-urea products, BECHEM has developed Berutox M21 KN for this demanding application.

BECHEM Berutox M21 KN by virtue of good sealing property extends life of the bearings by protecting the working area from water and abrasive foreign particles. The combination of high surface affinity (inherent to the molecular structure of the thickener-matrix) with well-balanced additives and high base oil viscosity offers a lubricant designed for extended service life and high performance in a thermally stressed operating environment.

BECHEM Berutox M21 KN has good pumpability and does not harden or solidify when being pumped through centralized systems that are exposed to extreme thermal radiations.


High temperature grease for long term lubrication, possessing excellent temperature consistency. This heavy duty grease has excellent pumpability for centralised systems. Provides good corrosion protection.

Applications: Berutox M21 KN is recommended for bearings and applications exposed to high temperatures and loads in continuous caster segments, cooling beds, conveyor systems, annealing and drying furnaces etc.

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Berutox M21 KN

  • Roller
  • High Tempratures
  • Resistant to water
  • Plain bearings
PolyureaMineral Oil-20 to +180

Ceritol PSA 12 H has good pumping properties in the context of centralised lubrication systems exposed to thermal radiation. PSA 12 H  possess good corrosion protection properties and provides good resistance to regular as well as aggressive water.

Applications: High temperature grease Ceritol PSA 12 H  is recommended for plain and roller bearings exposed to thermal loads, bearings of dryer section and hot air fans in paper processing industry, guide rollers in slab and billet casters.

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BECHEM Ceritol PSA 12 H

  • Roller
  • Automotive industry
  • High Tempratures
  • good compability
  • Plain roller
Special PolyureaMineral Oil-20 to +160

BECHEM for Integrated Steel Plant

Conditions in steel manufacturing process pose tribological challenges due to extreme process temperatures, presence of corrosive cooling liquids, abrasive dust, shock-loads etc. Therefore the operational environment on a lubricant is very demanding and severe. The lubricant is primarily desired to provide a strong protective film with high degree of separation, be inert to entraining process fluids, resist tribo-corrosion and withstand high operating temperatures.

While operational breakdown costs are exponential, the lubrication technology to be employed requires careful consideration. BECHEM’s Berutox, Highlub and Beruplex range of specialty lubricants have been developed in order to surpass the demands in virtually all critical applications of an integrated steel plant.

BECHEM’s customised solutions complemented with unparalleled service help customers achieve higher productivity levels by mitigating machine downtime and extending equipment life.

Benefits for your Application

  • Excellent consistency/temperature properties
  • High corrosion protection
  • Very good water resistance
  • Very good wear protection
  • Excellent pumpability
  • Minimising of friction and wear
  • Wide service temperature range
  • Increased base oil viscosity
  • Extreme pressure properties


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.


  • 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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