BioBlend, the leader in sustainable lubricating oils and greases, announces the addition of a synthetic fire-resistant hydraulic oil to its product line. Hydraulic fluids – or oils – are used in factories all over the world to keep equipment running smoothly and operations at peak performance. Mineral oil-based hydraulic fluids are widely used because they offer proven, cost-effective performance. But mineral oil, derived from crude oil, is not fire resistant. BioBlend is pleased to add BioFlo Synthetic HFDU, a new synthetic fire-resistant product to its line of industrial hydraulic oils.  

Offering both a bio-based and a synthetic hydraulic oil solution provides customers with a safe, reliable choice to meet demanding performance requirements for their business. Along with the original BioFlo HFDU product, which is semi-synthetic, this product provides a safer alternative to mineral oil and will not sacrifice performance. Both products are environmentally responsible and Factory Mutual approved. 

According to a 2018 report by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), there were approximately 37,910 fires at industrial or manufacturing properties between 2011 and 2015. These fires resulted in $1.2 billion in property damage and many lives lost. 

Resilinc’s EventWatch® monitoring system reported in their 2020 Supply Chain Risk Annual Report that factory fires were the top event causing supply chain disruption worldwide. Human health due to Covid ranked fifth on the list. 

Hydraulic fluids often come into contact with hot materials and surfaces, adding significant risk in high temperature situations. Hose breaks, leaks and even spills can lead to catastrophic results. In its 2018 report, the NFPA attributed 16% of industrial and manufacturing fires to combustibles coming in contact with a heat source. Choosing a fire-resistant hydraulic fluid makes good sense for safety, productivity and performance. 

BioFlo HFDU, works well in eighty percent of applications, and now there is a fire-resistant hydraulic fluid for applications with a wider operating temperature range over longer periods of time.

In addition to the properties listed above, these products are minimally toxic and have a naturally high viscosity index. No matter what your application, BioBlend has a safe, fire-resistant, high-performing hydraulic fluid that can help reduce risk, increase productivity and ensure a safer environment. 

Take a look at our full line of products here or contact us to find out how we can assist you in reaching your operational, cost and ESG goals. You may also reach us at +1-888-BIO-BLND (888-246-2563).