Biodegradable Lubricants Whats Good For The Planet Is Good For Your Power Plant
2015 / 06 / 16
Biodegradable lubricants are not only better for the environment, but perform better, according to Gareth Rees, Market Development Manager with Vickers Oils in Leeds, UK.
Biodegradable lubricants, when properly formulated perform better than conventional mineral-based lubricants, Rees says. What makes them better is their ability to breakdown quickly if, through accidental or operational discharges, they enter the environment.
A biodegradable lubricant should biodegradethat is break downat least 60% within 28 days in the internationally recognized OECD 301 A-F tests (for comparison, a conventional mineral based lube oil will biodegrade only about 20% in that period). Further, a good biodegradable lubricant should also be non-toxic (not harmful) to aquatic life and should ideally be based on renewable resources, as opposed to petroleum....