This week is our 5th edition of the eSynTM high performance characteristics series of the BioBlend line of lubricants and Industrial products. Today we will focus on the Superior Natural Solvency that our products exhibit. Over the last several weeks we have looked at what are arguably the three most important and powerful characteristics that firmly set BioBlend lubricants apart from their petroleum-based competition. These included:
- High VI – A high V.I. indicates greater stability of the lubricants as temperature changes. This is especially important as lubricant temperature increases during normal operations.
- Off the Charts Lubricity – the measure of reduction in friction and wear by a lubricant. An obvious benefit of this is a natural check on heat in the system caused by friction.
- High Polarity – Polarity refers to a natural ester’s affinity for solid surfaces (metals). The molecules of the natural esters utilized in BioBlend products exhibit this attraction to a much greater degree than those of petroleum-based products. In other words, polarity is the “stickiness” of a lubricant to the metal surfaces you are trying to protect during your everyday operations.
Now we add superior solvency to our list and while this one doesn’t sound as powerful and important as the first three, it really is a great protective and problem-solving attribute. Let’ take a closer look.
What is Solvency?
Simply put, Solvency is the measure of a lubricant’s ability to dissolve a compound. A lubricant with high solvency like BioBlend’s will better protect your equipment against damaging varnish buildup within its system during operation.
Why is Solvency Important?
Before we dig deeper into solvency we need to take a brief look at varnish, one of its common causes (though there are many), and its effects. One common cause of varnish is degradation of the lubricant due to high heat (Note – as we learned in our first post in this series, BioBlend lubricants’ have a high VI which helps protect against this degradation because they remain stable at higher temperatures when compared to their petroleum counterparts). When a lubricant degrades, whatever the cause, the degraded molecules can begin to begin sticking to the walls, gaskets and seals within your system. As this varnish builds up on seals and gaskets it can begin breaking them down and eventually lead to leaking or ingression of other contaminants. The results of this type of damage can be obviously costly. Also, as varnish builds up on the metal surfaces within your equipment it can add to additional wear between surfaces, stickiness in normal operation of the equipment, and as particles of varnish and/or increased wear break away, they can plug or damage filters. Ultimately all of this indicates lower efficiency, lower productivity, and potential costly repairs.
The ability of a lubricant to dissolve contaminants and keep them from building up within the system is vital and BioBlend’s products do this in superior fashion naturally. BioBlend formulates all of their eSynTM products with natural and synthetic esters that have the ability to dissolve and act as a detergent and dispersant to many of the damaging particles that often find their way into equipment. Minimizing varnish build up and mitigating those costly results. You will experience better overall performance throughout the life of the BioBlend lubricant and the equipment you are putting them in or on.
Over the previous several posts I suggested that you begin a formalized lubricant analysis program and hope you see the importance of implementing such an effort. Today however I am going to take a quick look at filtration of your lubricants. Bringing filtration into the Solvency discussion is definitely timely because combining a lubricant with superior solvency, like any of BioBlend’s eSyn lubes and proper filtration at storage, during routine oil changes and within the equipment itself, will help you dramatically extend the life of your lubricants and your investment. So you need to make a conscious effort to find a level of filtration that fits your operations and your budget. For instance, if you utilize bulk tanks to store your lubricants you can filter product as it enters the tank and filter the product again as you fill your equipment. You can also limit water issues by proactively adding breathers to your tanks and equipment where appropriate. Be sure to follow your manufacturer’s recommendations regarding how often to change filters in your equipment and those of the filter manufacturer for any aftermarket filter systems you may choose to add. You can also consider filtering lubricants within your equipment between drain intervals by using filter carts or filter panels. Your trusted lubricant distributor should be able to help you figure out the best move forward when it comes to proper filtration.
While all of our eSyn designated products feature Superior Solvency, you can try a great product that does not require you to disassemble your equipment to really see the results. It’s our BioBlend Brake Cleaner.
This high quality, Non-Chlorinated Contact / Brake Cleaning formulation will not contaminate waste oils, solvent cleaning dip tanks or other recyclable waste solvent cleaning systems. Formulated with biobased, readily biodegradable solvents, this unique product can be applied without disassembly of the brake system and can be used on disc and drum, as well as CV Joints. It is a high-pressure delivery system that will not leave a residue and air dries very quickly. THIS PRODUCT CONFORMS TO CARB VOC REGULATIONS. BioBlend Brake Cleaner is formulated featuring our proprietary eSynTM technology.
BioBlend Brake Cleaner can also be used to clean and degrease electric motors (non-electrified), cables, bearings, gears, fans, hoists, gold and silver contacts, guns, air conditioners, etc.
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