QUAKERTEK™ AX 2502 EP

CASE STUDY – HOT MILL LUBRICATION

 

CHALLENGES


 

A large steel mill had a Hot Rolling Department that desired to:

  • Lower their operating costs in order to increase their competitive advantage in the US steel market
  • Improve steel and product quality
  • Increase output and service
  • Reduced overall costs
  • The company they chose was Quaker Chemical due confidence in Quaker’s product, people and performance

 

THE SOLUTION


 

  • The company decided to replace the incumbent product in all their hot rolling applications with QUAKERTEK™ AX 2502 EP
  • The company decided to trial the Quaker grease QUAKERTEK™ AX 2502 EP, and found it matched or exceeded all of the technical requirements of their current grease
    • 4 Ball wear
    • 4 Ball Scar
    • Base oil viscosity
    • Mobility
    • NLGI grade
    • Water washout
    • Dropping point
  • As a result the current grease was replaced by QUAKERTEK™ AX 2502 EP in all of their hot rolling applications
  • Since using QUAKERTEK™ AX 2502 EP in their operations, the company has saved over $11,000 per year plus increased service level and laboratory support at their mill