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Lubrication Engineers Highlights the Significance of High Quality H1 Lubricants in Food Processing Industries

In a white paper released by Lubrication Engineers (LE), the company highlighted the importance of H1 food-grade lubricants in food and beverage processing and packaging industries. Challenges in the lubrication and maintenance of food production equipment posed by tough environments that are exposed to heat, moisture, steam, shock loading or impact, and contaminants were also discussed.

Government agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have defined a set of requirements focusing on purity and non-toxicity for industry leaders to adhere to when it comes to applications of H1 lubricants with incidental contact and H2 lubricants with no contact.

Another article highlight is the responsibility of food industries in performing quality lubrication and maintenance procedures.Such level of safety and performance in industrial lubrication can only be achieved by utilizing premium quality food-grade lubricants in the machinery.

Expert lubrication engineers recommend a specialized food-grade lubricant solution tailored to demonstrate the effectiveness of using high quality H1 lubricants. This solution involves three specific types of industrial-grade H1 lubricants, including H1 waterproof greases, H1 sub-zero (low temperature) lubricants, and H1 penetrating oils designed specifically for the food processing industry.

High-performance H1 waterproof grease allows extra resistance to water washout which eliminates corrosion of related bearing failures. Since most H1 greases are easily removed during water washdown in food plants, highly water resistant H1 grease saves money in both bearings and reduces grease usage.

H1 low temperature oil works effectively for processing plants that produce frozen fruits, vegetables and other frozen specialties. While most oils would naturally stiffen or solidly freeze in sub-zero environments, this type of H1 lubricant is capable of lubricating chains, slides, and hydraulics, among other low temperature applications.

The common chain lubrication practice involves application of heavy oil or grease to the external parts of the chains, and this doesn’t make for a quality, long-term, and thorough protection of the chain at large. Hence, industrial lubrication specialists formulated the H1 penetrating oils with good infiltration properties that can lubricate the chain properly, displaces water, as well as cleans dirt and wear metals out of the pins, bushing, plate, roller, and hook of the chain then off the sprockets.

Utilizing high quality, food-grade lubricants is essential in maintaining the product safety and profitability in food processing and manufacturing industries. Like Lubrication Engineers, the Industrial Lubricant Store is highly committed to delivering the market’s finest quality of food-grade oils to our diverse client industries. Formulated using synthesized hydrocarbon fluids, these specialty lubricants suit the unique needs of industrial equipment in the food services arena. To learn more about our quality products and expert services, visit www.theindustriallubricantstore.com/food-grade-lubricants today.

About the Author
Randy Renick
Randy Renick has a Bachelor's degree from LSU. He is an STLE Certified Lubrication Specialist and has a 29 year work history in Industrial Lubrication. He is currently a Lubricant Consultant at The Industrial Lubricant Store.

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