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Hydraulic fluids extend equipment service life

Petro-Canada hydraulic fluids with the Total Wear Protection formulation have superior anti-wear protection and longer fluid life than conventional hydraulic oils. Two products, Hydrex and Environ, provide improved performance in both plant and mo...


June 1, 2004
By MRO Magazine

Petro-Canada hydraulic fluids with the Total Wear Protection formulation have superior anti-wear protection and longer fluid life than conventional hydraulic oils. Two products, Hydrex and Environ, provide improved performance in both plant and mobile hydraulic systems. Environ is also formulated for use where there are additional environmental, health and safety concerns.

“The impact of hydraulic oils on the performance and durability of operating equipment is often taken for granted,” says Jim Abram, marketing manager, commercial and industrial products, Petro-Canada. “Our research has shown that by enhancing the performance of hydraulic fluids and enabling them to protect equipment longer, downtime is reduced, maintenance costs are lowered, productivity is improved, and profitability is increased.”

These products use a patented HT purity process, which produces crystal-clear 99.9% pure base oils. Blended with additives, they can extend service life and reduce total wear in virtually any hydraulic system and its component parts.

“Companies are forcing their hydraulic equipment to work harder and longer than ever before and conventional hydraulic oils are just not up to the job,” says Abram. The ASTM D943 Standard Test for oxidation stability shows that Hydrex AW resists degradation over three times longer than a leading North American competitor. The Vickers 35VQ25 Hydraulic Pump Wear Test demonstrates that Hydrex AW also offers more than double the wear protection compared to the same leading North American competitor.

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Petro-Canada, Oakville, Ont.