Choosing Safer Fluids for Marine Projects

March 6, 2018

We all want to be safe. Safety regulators want us and our employees to return safely home from a day’s work. Both governments and NGO’s (non-governmental organizations) press for more regulations that mandate less environmental impact as we operate piledriving equipment in marine or estuarian environments.

What is a “safer” fluid for piledriving projects? In a nutshell, it’s a grease, oil, hydraulic fluid, or cleaner that has less potential for environmental impact than a traditional lubricant (or cleaner). Until recently, many of these safer products all came with serious technical flaws. Today, there are better choices with fewer (if any) unacceptable tradeoffs.

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