Questions and Answers
Why should people use bio oils instead of normal mineral oil?
Bio-lubricants are non-toxic, user and environment friendly, extremely durable and have better lubricity to significantly reduce use of the oil. High quality bio-lubricants, such as LUBECO™ range, also provide better anti-corrosion and protective features to prolong equipment’s life and reduce maintenance cost.
Are the bio-lubricants safer for the environment?
When released into an open environment and contact with soil or water, the bio-oil degrades to water and carbon dioxide. During decomposition the carbon dioxide released equals the carbon dioxide captured when the oil was produced in the plant. Therefore it is carbon neutral.
How long do bio-lubricants last, compared to mineral oils, do you have to change the oils more often or less often?
The typical life time for hydraulic oils, gear oils and universal greasing oils depends on whether they are mineral, vegetable or synthetic based:
- Mineral hydraulic oils - up to 2500 operating hours
- LUBECO™ Synthetic hydraulic oils - up to 7500 operating hours
- LUBECO™ Vegetable hydraulic oils – up to 2000 operating hours
The same formula applies to our gear oils and universal greasing oils. For chain& bar oils, saw lubes and other “total loss” lubricants the lifespan is not measured as they are dispersed into the environment. However, due to their higher lubricity they can reduce oil consumption by up to 60%.
Do you need to check the oil more often for contamination?
All oils are equally susceptible to contamination. Proper handling procedures regardless of type minimise the risk of contamination. Synthetic hydraulic and gear oils have detergent characteristics that provide extra cleaning benefits to the holding tanks.
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