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Choosing correct hydraulic fluid is topic of STLE Toronto meeting Nov. 13

Toronto, ON -- On Tuesday Nov. 13, 2007, The STLE Toronto Section will hold a dinner and presentation. The topic of...


Toronto, ON — On Tuesday Nov. 13, 2007, The STLE Toronto Section will hold a dinner and presentation. The topic of the talk is ‘When Oil Is Not Just Oil: How to Choose the Correct Hydraulic Fluid for A Variety of Equipment and Operating Conditions.’ The presenter is Steve Herzog, OEM liaison manager of RohMax Oil Additives.

When operators use hydraulic equipment of multiple types, including components of many different brands, selecting the appropriate hydraulic fluid viscosity grade can be confusing. This can be even more difficult when operating conditions such as temperature are taken into consideration.

This educational session will cover the criteria operators should use in determining the appropriate hydraulic fluid viscosity grade for hydraulic equipment, based on the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) Recommended Practice for Viscosity Selection. The concept and application of Temperature Operating Window (TOW) will also be reviewed. Take-home reference materials will be available.

Steve Herzog has over 35 years experience in lubricants and lubricant additives, has authored more than two dozen STLE and SAE papers, and is one of the developers of the NFPA’s ‘Recommended Practice for Hydraulic Fluid Viscosity Selection’.

The meeting takes place at the Old Mill Restaurant, 21 Old Mill Rd., Toronto, Ont., with hospitality at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:00 p.m. and the presentation at 7:15 p.m.

Reservations for this meeting should be made with Ed Milanczak, 416-521-9285, fax 416-521-9461, e-mail emilan@bosslubricants.com. No phone or fax pre-registration means a slight surcharge at the door or at worse having dinner at the restaurant and rejoining the group for the presentation.