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Höegh Wallem Ship Management

Enhancing Sustainability, Performance and Efficiency through Fluid Choice

Committed to empirical analysis and continuous improvement, Höegh Wallem Ship Management noticed some inconsistencies in fluid performance and some issues with leaks, which they attributed to the ester-based lubricants they were using in their stern tubes. Höegh turned to AEGIR-Marine, a respected international provider of service and parts for stern tube seal and propulsion systems, for outside perspective on addressing these issues. AEGIR-Marine introduced Höegh to RSC Bio Solutions and its line of sustainable solutions. AEGIR-Marine’s engineers were very familiar with RSC Bio Solutions, having certified their products for use in the systems they service, and being aware of RSC Bio Solutions’ reputation for developing unique EAL formulations designed to stand up to tough conditions.

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Innovative Golf Course Products Mitigate Risk to Environment and Benefit Operations

JACOBSEN

Hydraulic fluid spills and leaks from golf course mowers and maintenance equipment are going to happen and with petroleum based products, that means dead, brown turf that has to be replaced. It’s a turf management professional’s worst nightmare—having to close down a green or fairway for repairs, resulting in unhappy golfers, negative perceptions and potentially lost revenues. To address these issues and the increasing importance of sustainability, RSC Bio Solutions and Jacobsen worked together to successfully launch a profitable brand of biobased hydraulic fluids for the golf industry.

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Balancing Low Temperature Operations and Environmental Concerns With High Performing Lubricants

NORTH AMERICAN EQUIPMENT UPFITTERS

Utility companies have a number of factors to evaluate when it comes to selecting hydraulic fluids for their vehicles. Beyond the common considerations for performance, quality and the impact on the environment, some operations face additional challenges based on location. Operations that experience exceptionally cold temperatures must take these extremes into account when selecting a product that will perform consistently well, while being environmentally responsible.

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Powerful, Safe and Effective Cleaning With Uncompromised Performance

SOLOI, INC.

Cleaning bulk cargo holds between shipments can be a messy job. When it comes to selecting industrial cleaning products, performance and safety are of utmost importance. In order to meet the needs of their operations, as well as regulatory demands, vessel operators seek high performing products that won’t harm cargo hold surfaces, people or the marine environment in which they operate.

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Making a Conscious Change Through Conversion to EALs

Seaspan Marine

Vessel fleets face an increasing number of environmentally focused regulations, adding complexity to their operations and creating urgency around compliance. These regulatory requirements, however, do not offset an operator’s need for products that perform consistently well. With the right readily biodegradable lubricants, marine transportation companies can see performance benefits that can save time and money, while further protecting the environments in which they operate.

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Delivers Consistent Protection Backed by High Performing Lubricants

Nasatka Security

In the security industry, performance is critical. For hydraulic barrier systems, this means that the fluids need to perform at the highest levels to ensure that all components operate consistently and effectively. With the right high performing, readily biodegradable products, customers in the security sector can keep their facilities secure and their employees and environments safe—without sacrificing performance.

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Protects the Environment Without Compromising Performance

Omaha Public Power District

Pursuing sustainability and protecting the environment are growing considerations for today’s utility fleet managers. These goals can be met without sacrificing dependable performance. With these factors in mind, Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) turned to RSC Bio Solutions for products that are not only environmentally sensitive, but also perform consistently well.

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EnviroLogic—Proven to Perform for Top Companies

EnviroLogic’s line of environmentally acceptable lubricants are proven to work. In fact, respected companies like Royal Caribbean, Disney Cruise, Carnival Cruise Line and Conoco Phillips are already trusting these products for their operations. But they’re not the only companies who are realizing the benefits. See a list of some of the other companies who have made the switch.

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Great Lakes Science Center

Wind turbine maintenance presents real challenges, particularly considering the conventional use of hazardous cleaners and functional fluids to keep power generation equipment, turbines and nacelles in top operating condition. The accessibility of wind turbines creates a difficult environment for conducting routine maintenance, so extended oil life translates to less downtime for the turbine. A turbine’s height, restricted space and limited accessibility characteristics also increase the risk of hazardous chemical exposure to maintenance technicians.

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Waste Pro USA

Performance and sustainability—two words with growing importance in the waste industry. Performance is a must-have for waste collection fleets to efficiently serve their communities, while the equipment used in that service continues to provide an opportunity for enhanced sustainability. With these factors in mind, the use of readily biodegradable, biobased hydraulic fluids in place of traditional petroleum-based fluids is becoming more widespread in the waste industry.

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Noble Drilling – National Oilwell Varco

Performance and risk reduction are two criteria with continued importance in the marine industry, especially when it comes to selecting equipment lubricants. Performance is a must-have for a wide range of components to function properly, while on the environmental front, risk and liability, regulatory oversight and changing corporate mindsets are providing an opportunity for enhanced sustainability. Marine applications contain a variety of equipment and machinery that require lubricants, oils or greases. The list includes deck hydraulics (winches, cranes, ring line and pipe handling), stabilizers, bow thrusters, stern tube and continuous pitch prop, stern and elevator ramps, water-tight doors and even anchor equipment. Each of these equipment types tests the performance and sustainability of lubricants. Determining which fluids deliver that performance and sustainability was the mission for three companies in the marine drilling industry.

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American Piledriving Equipment

With regulatory guidelines from the U.S. EPA, Marpol and other environmental organizations, many savvy companies and organizations are turning to alternative solutions for hydraulic fluid to better protect the environment from damage and to better protect themselves as a company from high fines or penalties. Readily biodegradable fluids, one alternative solution, are able to reduce the workplace hazards and environmental risks associated with spills or leaks that can not only tarnish a company’s reputation, but also lead to costly remediation involving clean-up, potential regulatory fines and equipment or employee downtime.

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Pro-Dive Inc.

Underwater construction and dredging applications demand companies who understand the challenges of operating in sensitive environmental areas. Successful contractors meet those difficult challenges with a balance of the right expertise, the right equipment, the right employees and the right environmental products. In the realm of environmentally acceptable products, readily biodegradable hydraulic fluids can help underwater construction contractors to successfully limit their ecological impact and simultaneously accomplish the job specifications.

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