Maintenance engineers in industries like mining, manufacturing, power, oil and gas know the importance of good quality anti-seize lubrication. These could include the protection of metal parts from rust, corrosion, galling and seizing; easing assembly and disassembly, and reducing friction and wear of critical operating equipment. The choice of lubricant can have a great impact on any operation, especially over time with possible changes to government regulations to protect the environment from heavy metal pollution.
There’s a high cost to the business for making an incorrect anti-seize choice
Not only will using anti-seize lubricants with heavy metals harm the environment, be a danger to your workers and your company’s anti-pollution initiatives, ingredients nickel and copper can be counter productive, and actually cause corrosion on stainless steel, brass and bronze items such as pipes. When workers use the incorrect lubricants on the wrong machinery causing corrosion, parts will need to be replaced and can result in unscheduled shutdowns and affect productivity. Corroded or rusty machine parts are also an increased Work Health & Safety risk, as greater force is needed to loosen joins, and seizing, vibration and other inefficient operating difficulties can occur.
Heavy metal pollution
Common ingredients in anti-seize lubricants are copper, nickel, aluminium and zinc, along with other heavy metals. The Australian and New Zealand governments are requiring industries to act sustainably and phase out anti-seize with these harmful heavy metals, and convert to metal-free anti-seize lubricants.
Learn more from the upcoming FREE webinar: How to Choose the Right Anti-Seize Lubricant
When: Wednesday, March 29 10:30 – 11:30am