In non-ferrous production, with operations involving heavy equipment and liquid or hot aluminum, the danger of fire is ever present.

One cause of fire in non-ferrous production plant is the ignition of mineral oil hydraulic fluids. The highest risk of fire in non-ferrous production plant is the operation where the processed materials reach temperatures > 400°C, like in Aluminum production. In most of these processes, hydraulic units are used to operate the equipment, and in many cases, a mineral oil-based hydraulic fluid is used to power the hydraulic unit.

Our HFDu Fire Resistant Hydraulic Fluids provide an alternative to mineral based oils in non-ferrous production that minimize fire risk without jeopardizing productivity.

Our Industry Solution

Our highly experienced experts will work closely with your team to solve your hydraulic fluid related manufacturing challenges and keep your equipment rolling.

In an increasingly competitive, cost-conscious industry, we are the partner you can trust to prepare you for the future. With extensive knowledge of your unique operating environment and business goals, we provide on-site expertise that maximizes quality, performance and safety.

With Quaker Houghton products and our team of aluminum industry experts, you can:

  • Increase productivity, throughput and utilization
  • Ensure continuity of production and the safety of your operating environment
  • Reduce fluid usage and waste treatment
  • Lower maintenance and energy costs

You can find our Fire Resistant Hydraulic Fluids everywhere in the plant from Primary Aluminum Conversion to the Hot Mill Rolling or Extrusion.