Traditional and Fluorinated Metalworking Fluids: A Brief Overview
What are Traditional Metalworking Fluids?
Metalworking fluids, also known as cutting fluids or coolants, are liquids used in metalworking operations such as cutting, abrading, and metal forming to reduce friction between the workpiece and the tool. Cutting fluids provide these processes with many benefits, including better surface finishes, longer tool life, lower energy consumption, enhanced precision, and better corrosion protection. Halocarbon offers an elite, niche class of metalworking fluids, formulated through years of expert specialization and breakthroughs in fluorochemistry (PCTFE).
Halocarbon Oil and Grease Cross-References to Other PCTFE-based Lubricants
For over 65 years, Halocarbon has been a leading producer of fluorinated oils, greases, and waxes designed to withstand the chemically harsh environments of a broad range of industries. To ensure the safety of its consumers while still providing reliability, Halocarbon has designed its fluorinated lubricants to be chemically inert, nonflammable, with high thermal stability, good lubricity, high dielectric strength and a variety of viscosities, densities, and NLGI grades.
Benefits of Halocarbon 0.8 Oil for Calibration Baths
Advanced cryogenic calibration baths require sophisticated fluids that perform uniformly within a wide range of temperatures and produce the highest accuracy possible. Halocarbon formulates Halocarbon 0.8 Oil to guarantee low toxicity, high electrical resistivity, high thermal conductivity, and no water absorption to meet these sophisticated industry demands. As a stable and reliable fluid, its extreme ease in handling combined with premium physical properties make it an ideal fluid for use in this type of application. Below are the benefits of Halocarbon 0.8 Oil as a cryogenic fluid in calibration baths.
Characteristics of Cryogenic Calibration Bath Fluids
Advanced cryogenic baths used to calibrate temperature probes require high-performance fluids with unsurpassed stability, reliability, and usability at extremely low temperatures. Additionally, these fluids must provide precise, repeatable performance to match the demanding requirements of high-tech industries using cryogenic temperature probes.
Mechanical Seal Barrier Fluids Selection Guide: Not a ‘One-Size Fits All’ Approach
Quality, performance and affordability are just a few of the characteristics of Halocarbon’s industrial lubricants. Over the past 30 years, Halocarbon has grown its specialization in the aerospace and military markets to develop quality specialty lubricants for industrial applications. Halocarbon Mechanical Seal Barrier Fluids are a new line of fluorinated lubricants designed for use in hazardous or reactive chemical operations. Mechanical seal barrier fluids were engineered to lubricate and cool seal faces in both pressurized and unpressurized systems. Halocarbon Mechanical Seal Barrier Fluids provide safe and long-lasting performance to increase the service life of mechanical seals. Durability is not the only competitive edge of these barrier fluids, as their versatile formulas are designed to benefit a variety of applications.
Mechanical Seal Barrier Fluids Guide
Over the last 30 years, Halocarbon’s industrial lubricants have evolved beyond their initial use in aerospace and military applications to more advanced manufacturing applications. One such application involves the use of Halocarbon fluorinated lubricants in mechanical seals. Halocarbon engineers have specifically designed chemically-inert and nonflammable oils for use as mechanical seal barrier fluids and buffer fluids, optimized for both performance and value. Before you choose one of our fluids, please read on to determine which fluid is best for you.
HaloVac® Precision Vacuum Pump Fluids Guide
HaloVac® Precision Vacuum Pump Fluids are fluorinated lubricants engineered specifically for the low vapor pressures and viscosity characteristics required in precision vacuum pump applications. These oils have been used for over 60 years as a safe and reliable choice for lubricating and maximizing the operational life of mechanical pumps in high-performance cyrogenic and vacuum applications. Unlike hydrocarbon-based oils, HaloVac® is nonflammable, chemically inert, and oxygen and chlorine-compatible. Manufactured using Halocarbon PCTFE technology, HaloVac® oils have been specifically designed and optimized for use in precision vacuum pumps, making them the competitive and cost-effective alternative to conventional PFPE-based systems.
Vacuum pump fluids specifically engineered for optimum safety, reliability, and performance.