Deliver peak performance
Using fire-resistant lubricants is a cost-effective option compared with installing mechanical fire-suppression equipment. With a 42–44% water content, Shell Water-Glycol S2 CX is an HFC type, fire-resistant hydraulic fluid designed for use in industrial equipment operating in areas subject to fire hazards, including in the steel, aluminium, die-casting, mining, glass and tunnel boring industries. It has a higher ignition temperature and lower flammability than mineral oils, and its glycol (diethylene glycol) content enables the fluid to be used in all seasons.
The fluid uses an innovative friction modifier to provide excellent pump lubricity, which can help to extend equipment service life and reduce maintenance costs. In the Vickers V-104 vane pump test, only 10–15 mg of wear was recorded after 100 hours at 2,000 psi and 65°C (ASTM D7043).
As an FM Approved Fire-Resistant industrial fluid, Shell Water-Glycol S2 CX
- Featuring a high level of anti-wear protection, Shell Water-Glycol S2 CX is engineered to offer increased resistance to mechanical shear and has a stable viscosity that helps to protect components against wear.
- Provides corrosion protection to a wide variety of metals, including aluminium, copper, brass, cast iron, steel and others commonly used in hydraulic systems.
- Water based hydraulic systems have been traditionally used in underground mining applications and in the high temperature areas of steel mills and foundries