Krytox Oxygen Pump Lubricant Case Study

Oxygen Pump Lubricant

Oxygen Pump Lubricant for an Indian steel manufacturer saves money

Steel manufacturer in India ensures safety while cutting costs

A steel manufacturer located in India wanted to find a more cost-effective gearbox lubricant for its oxygen pumps, but did not want to compromise the performance or safety of its operations. The manufacturer wanted to proceed cautiously, conducting validation tests before making any decisions to switch lubricants.

The Challenge

The oxygen pumps at the steel plant are used to transfer liquid oxygen. Therefore, the oxygen pump lubricant chosen for the gearbox, which is located between the oxygen pump and the electrical motor, needed to be nonflammable and nonreactive with liquid oxygen.

The Solution

The manufacturer tested Krytox™ VPF 1514 in several of its oxygen pump gearboxes over the course of two years and was convinced that this lubricant offered the performance and safety it required for this demanding application. Following this validation period, the manufacturer began using Krytox™ VPF 1514 lubricant in all of its oxygen pump gearboxes and is realizing an annual cost savings of $2,000 USD.

Key Advantages

  • Using Krytox™ VPF 1514 lubricant, the manufacturer was able to save $2,000 annually while continuing optimum operation of the gearboxes in its oxygen pumps.
  • Krytox™ lubricants from Chemours have been independently tested by major corporations and organizations, and they have been confirmed for use with oxygen and other reactive chemical compatibility.
  • Krytox™ VPF 1514 can be safely used in oxygen and reactive gas service equipment.

Suggested Products:

Krytox vacuum pump fluids (VPF) are used in applications where conventional vacuum pump oils cause safety, waste disposal, and maintenance problems. They are nonflammable and eliminate the chance of fire in pumps. They are nonreactive and safe to use in oxygen systems.

Most viscous of the VPF series.

Krytox Authorized Distributor

Krytox vacuum pump fluids (VPF) are used in applications where conventional vacuum pump oils cause safety, waste disposal, and maintenance problems. They are nonflammable and eliminate the chance of fire in pumps. They are nonreactive and safe to use in oxygen systems.

Krytox Authorized Distributor

Krytox vacuum pump fluids (VPF) are used in applications where conventional vacuum pump oils cause safety, waste disposal, and maintenance problems. They are nonflammable and eliminate the chance of fire in pumps. They are nonreactive and safe to use in oxygen systems.

Viscosity varies per grade. 1506 is the least viscous.

Krytox Authorized Distributor

Krytox™ is  a trademark of The Chemours Company FC, LLC.

 

The recommendation made here with and the information set forth with respect to the performance or use of our products are believed, but not warranted to be accurate. The products discussed are sold without warranty, as to fitness or performance, express or implied and upon condition that purchasers shall make their own test to determine suitability of such products for their particular purposes. Likewise, statements concerning the possible uses of our products are not intended as recommendations to use our products in the infringement of any patent.

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