Bio-Food Grade™ Hydraulic Fluids

(ISO-32, 46, 68, and 100) NSF H1, H2

Bio-Food Grade™ Hydraulic Fluids are multi-functional biobased lubricants that contain ingredients, which are “Generally Regarded as Safe” (GRAS) for food processing equipment.  These BioPreferredSM Fluids are formulated to perform in hydraulic systems and gear drives that require Anti-Wear (AW), anti-rust, anti-oxidation, anti-foam, and demulsibility properties.  They are highly inhibited against moisture and rusting in both fresh and sea water and pass both A and B Sequences of the ASTM D-665 Turbine Oil Rust Test.  Incorporating the super high viscosity index of the Stabilized* High Oleic Base Stocks (HOBS) into the formula, increases the viscosity index past synthetic levels (Energy Conserving Formulas).  These food grade1 hydraulic fluids can be used in environmentally sensitive areas such as in agriculture, marine, and food processing plants. 

Bio-Food Grade™ Hydraulic Fluids are designed for use in vane, piston, and gear-type pumps and have shown to have excellent anti-wear performance in ASTM D-4172 Four Ball Wear Test.  The anti-wear performance meets and exceeds requirements for Vickers M-2950-S (35VQ-25) and I-286-S (V-104C), Rexroth, US Steel 126, 136, and 127, and DIN 51524 Part 2.  They also meet the requirements for ashless GL-1 and GL-2 gear oils in reduction units and gear sets.  (Use Viscosity Sufficient For OEM Application)

The super high viscosity index of the HOBS naturally improves the thermal shear stability of the formula and increases load capacity.  The HOBS’s extremely low volatility increases the flash and fire safety features in the formula.

Applications With Incidental Food Contact In and Around Food Processing Equipment Areas

Hydraulic systems, gear drives, gearhead motors, drip oilers, air-oilers, air-tools, water pumps, bearings, machine oils, roller chains, cables, circulating oils, etc., and general lubrication.  These products may also be used in reduction units where original equipment manufactures (OEM) require an R&O lubricant (i.e. AFNOR NFE 48-600 HL, DIN 51524 Part 1, and Denison HF-1 fluids).

The advantages are more biodegradable, renewable, low toxicity, no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), safer, more fire resistant, EPA and ISO 14000 compliant, reduces foreign oil, and helps secure the Economy.  OSHA and worker acceptance is high with biobased oils.

Bio-Food Grade™ Hydraulic Fluids are ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLElubricants, formulated from renewable agricultural plant resources.  We believe Earth’s environmental future rests in the use of renewable material.

Typical Data:

NSF Registration H1,H2140349140347140348140350
ISO grade324668100
AGMA GradeN/A123
ASTM Grade150215315465
Specific Gravity @60℉. (D287)0.8750.8770.880.88
@100℃, cSt. (D-445)7912.918
@40℃, cSt. (D-445)33.74567.998.4
Viscosity Index (D-2270)180186194202
Flash Point, COC, ℃ (D-92)245251260264
Pour Point, ℃(D-97)-35-30-25-23
Copper Corrosion 3hr @ 100℃(D-130)1A1A1A1A
4-Ball Wear, mm (D-4172)
Rust Prevention (D-665 A & B)PassPassPassPass

1 The products are acceptable as lubricants with incidental food contact (H1) for use in and around food processing areas. Such compounds may be used on food processing equipment as a protective anti-rust film, as a release agent on gaskets or seals of tank closures, and as a lubricant for machine parts and equipment in locations in which there is a potential exposure of the lubricated part to food.