MRO Magazine

Synthetic multifunctional fluid from Petro-Canada meets Voith Vorecon requirements


November 16, 2011
By PEM Magazine

Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc.‘s SYNDURO SHB 46 fluid has met the physical and performance requirements of Voith, and is therefore suitable for lubrication of Voith Vorecon gearboxes.
“This approval comes as a great step for Petro-Canada as we work to convert the Suncor Oils Sands equipment over to Petro-Canada Lubricants,” reports Joanna Ha, SYNDURO category manager with Petro-Canada. “SYNDURO SHB 46 exceeds many of the Vorecon requirements and we are very proud to have the approval of Voith moving forward.”
Suncor currently operates a number of Voith Vorecon variable speed planetary type RWE11F6 gearboxes that are used in conjunction with boiler feed pumps at the FireBag facility in Alberta. Based on performance testing and Vorecon specifications, Petro-Canada has recommended SYNDURO SHB 46 for optimal lubrication of the machines. SYNDURO SHB 46 is a synthetic ISO 46 grade lubricant using PAO baseoils that are blended with selected additives to produce this exceptional synthetic fluid.
To demonstrate compliance with the Vorecon specifications, various physical and performance tests were completed that showed the fluid was suitable for use with the Vorecon units. In addition to meeting the Voith requirements, it offers a higher level of oxidation stability and EP protection than would normally be required for this application.

The synthetic multifunctional fluids are designed for a range of gear, bearing and compressor applications — in the forestry, mining, marine and heavy duty industries where low seasonal start-up temperatures and/or high operating temperatures prevail.

In new equipment, SYNDURO SHB fluids meet or exceed OEM requirements where synthetic lubricants are recommended. In older equipment, SYNDURO SHB provides anti-wear and anti-corrosion protection for high speed gears and bearings operating at maximum capacity. Available in 32, 46, 68, 150, 220, and 460 grades, SYNDURO SHB fluids allow for a consolidation of lubricants, reduce plant-wide lubrication inventory and can reduce the chances of misapplication.