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

One cause of fire in a steel production plant is the ignition of mineral oil hydraulic fluids. The highest risk of fire in a steel production plant is the operations where the processed materials reach temperatures +/-1652°F up to >2732°F (+/-900°C up to > 1500°C). 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.

Fire-resistant hydraulic fluids provide an alternative to mineral based oils in steel production that minimize fire risk without jeopardizing productivity.

Our Industry Solution

Quaker Houghton is recognized as a leader in the steel industry for fire resistant hydraulic fluids. Our QUINTOLUBRIC® brand of fire resistant hydraulic fluids are used in applications located in high temperature environments, and close to open flames to reduce the risk of fire hazards. You can find our Fire Resistant Hydraulic Fluids every where in the plant from Blast Furnace to the Hot Mill.

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 steek 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