Industrial Lubricants - an important role for energy efficiency

Industrial Lubricants - an important role for energy efficiency

If you work in the industry domain, you own a factory or you are the manager of such a facility, surely you have often wondered about the actions you should take to get a better energy efficiency indicator.

Saving resources and paying much lower bills are the main objectives in terms of process efficiency in the industrial environment. They can be achieved in a relatively simple way, from case to case, when you turn to modern and efficient solutions for the environment in which you operate.

The role of lubricants in the industrial environment

Although the role of lubricants is underestimated in most cases, the use of an unsuitable lubricant can have serious consequences that can affect the quality and durability of a business in the industrial environment. A proper and regular lubrication of the equipment, tools and machineries, as well as the use of high-quality lubricants, suitable for each category of equipment, can help reduce dramatically energy consumption, so that profits and work efficiency increase.

Synthetic lubricants have properties that facilitate the operation of any technical equipment. High-quality lubricants used in the maintenance process can help:

  • Reduce friction
  • Reduce wear
  • Extend oil change intervals
  • Reduce operating costs
  • Reduce downtime when failures occur
  • Increase performance at high or very low temperatures

How to choose industrial lubricants that increase energy efficiency?

Choosing the best industrial lubricant for your needs must be based on a variety of factors. The type of oil that was used at the basis of the product is very important. It is also recommended to consider:

  • The operating speed of the equipment used
  • The type of friction
  • The volume and mass of the load
  • The environmental conditions
  • The industry standards

From the factors mentioned above, the friction coefficient is one of the most important, since it determines the efficiency level of a lubricant type. For the equipment parts to resist to the type of friction they are subjected to, the synthetic oil used for lubrication must have in its composition compounds such as polyglycols. They have the ideal properties to be also used as functional fluids, which is why they can be also found in hydraulic lubricants.

Also, it must be taken into account that industrial lubricants degradation generally occurs due to oxidation. Therefore, it is important that the industrial oils have a great resistance to oxidation. High-quality products whose performance is very high generally have a good thermal stability to oxidation.

When using lubricating products of low quality, the downtime during the more frequent oil changes and the costs involved in this process lead to a much lower level of energy efficiency and implicitly to an overall increase of production costs.

Knowing all these details about the equipment to be lubricated, you can choose a product that meets these requirements and contribute to its sustainability and efficiency.

In the industrial domain it is important that lubricants are of high quality in order to protect the mechanisms and to make the employees’ work more efficient, as well as the energy resources. Following all these aspects, manufacturers in the industrial domain can achieve a high energy efficiency coefficient.

Are you searching for a solution to increase energy efficiency?

A Star Lubricants representative can give you more information about the right lubricants to help you achieve new levels of energy efficiency. Click on the image below to contact our team who will help you choose the best lubricant for your equipment.