Hydraulic Fluid

Overview

  • Biodegradable hydraulic fluid, ranging from ISO VG 32 to ISO 68, suitable for use in general purpose hydraulic systems (including mobile and stationary hydraulic vane, piston and/or gear-type pumps, etc.) and can replace petroleum-based hydraulic fluids with same viscosity grade.

  • Door closer damping fluid, a special hydraulic fluid designed to provide ultimate shock absorbing performance for hydraulic door damping system

  • Brake fluid (mineral oil based) integrates advanced aviation braking system ingredients, providing superior response, brake modulation, and brake pad retraction for mineral oil braking systems used in bicycles and other applications

Performance Data for Bestselling Product v.s. Market Brand

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  • Lube-V HBD46 Biodegradable, Fully Synthetic Hydraulic Fluid is fully biodegradable oil with viscosity grade ISO VG 46 (SAE 15 weight) suitable for use in general purpose hydraulic systems that require ISO VG 46 hydraulic fluids.

  • Lube-V HBD46 has outstanding performance much better and much safer than non-synthetic and synthetic petroleum-based hydraulic fluid.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Why can Lube-V Biodegradable Hydraulic Fluid be both biodegradable and fully synthetic? 

With its proprietary synthesis technology and process, carefully selected biorenewable/natural raw materials are used to synthesize the base fluid. The final Lube-V Biodegradable Hydraulic Fluid is then formulated by combining this unique base fluid made from biorenewable raw materials with special additives, which not only enhances the final biodegradability, but also boosts the fluids performance against scuffing, corrosion, and rust. That is why Lube-V HBD46 Hydraulic Fluid can be both biodegradable (made directly from biorenewable/natural materials) and fully synthetic (fully synthesized from raw materials). 

All Lube-V Biodegradable Hydraulic Fluids meet globally acknowledged biodegradability standards, including ASTM D5864 and OECD 301B, which further proves that Lube-V Biodegradable Hydraulic Fluids are truly biodegradable. 

2. What is difference between Lube-V Synthetic Fluids/Oils and other synthetic fluids/oils? 

Not all synthetic fluids/oils are equal. This is especially true in USA. Over 10 years ago, ExxonMobil lost a lawsuit against BP Castrol, which allowed BP and so other companies to claim highly refined petroleum fluid (Group III oil) as “synthetic”. (Simply google “Mobil 1 Castrol synthetic lawsuit” for more details.) However, all the fluid professionals like our Lube-V experts know and can prove that the performance of highly refined Group III petroleum fluids/oils cannot compete with true synthetic fluids/oils. 

Lube-V HBD46 Biodegradable, Fully Synthetic Hydraulic Fluids are TRUE synthetics and do NOT contain any Group III petroleum fluids. Therefore, combined with our special proprietary additives, the performance of our Lube-V HBD46 Biodegradable, Fully Hydraulic Fluids is excellent, including long oil service life, enhanced energy efficiency, wide range of operating temperature, etc.

3. Why is Lube-V Biodegradable Hydraulic Fluid better than traditional non-synthetic and even synthetic hydraulic fluid? 

Traditional hydraulic fluid, either it is non-synthetic or full synthetic, is typically petroleum-based. That being said, the base oil in the traditional hydraulic fluid is either refined/hydrotreated from crude oil (non-synthetic) or synthesized from crude oil components (synthetic). However, Lube-V HBD46 Biodegradable, Fully Synthetic Hydraulic Fluids is synthesized from biorenewable/natural raw materials.

Therefore, compared with traditional petroleum-based hydraulic fluids, Lube-V HBD46 Biodegradable, Fully Synthetic Hydraulic Fluids is non-toxic and environmentally friendly. Lube-V HBD46 Biodegradable, Fully Synthetic Hydraulic Fluids also has a much higher flash point than traditional petroleum-based hydraulic fluids, which greatly reduce fire and explosion hazards during use.

In addition to all the aforementioned safety benefits, Lube-V HBD46 Biodegradable, Fully Synthetic Hydraulic Fluids also has much higher viscosity index (VI) than traditional petroleum-based hydraulic fluids, making it the perfect choice to provide excellent protection to the equipment over a wide range of temperatures. (Refer to our “Advantages and Technical Specifications” section for more technical comparison details.)