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What Are Metalworking Fluids?

Apr 18th 2019

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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health classifies metalworking fluids as those that are “used to reduce heat and friction and to remove metal particles in industrial machining and grinding operations. There are numerous formulations, ranging from straight oils (such as petroleum oils) to water-based fluids, which include soluble oils and semisynthetic/synthetic fluids. Metalworking fluids may be complex mixtures of oils, emulsifiers, anti-weld agents, corrosion inhibitors, extreme pressure additives, buffers (alkaline reserve), biocides, and other additives.” These products are used primarily for cooling, lubrication, chip removal, and corrosion control. Metalworking fluids work to reduce heat and friction between cutting tools and their applications to help prevent burning and smoking, as well as to remove metal particles. They also serve to prevent poor surface finish, mechanical damage, metallurgical change, thermal damage and electrical changes.

Santie Wholesale Oil Company is central Missouri’s largest distributor of Castrol metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, including grinding fluids and oils. Products include the lubricating fluids needed for virtually every process that shapes, forms or cuts metal. As a Castrol oil wholesale dealer, Santie offers Castrol metalworking fluids, including synthetics, semi-synthetics, straight oils, soluble oils, wax emulsions and vanishing oils. The primary difference between synthetics and semi-synthetics is that the former contains less than 30% oil content while the latter contains no oil. Premium Castrol products deliver less down time, longer tool life, longer sump life, and better protection and cuts. Castrol rust and corrosion preventatives include oil-based, solvent-based, water-based, synthetic formulations that work to inhibit rust and corrosion of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Metalworking fluids are used chiefly by industries that involve metal fabrication and machinery, as well as for military purposes as many of these products meet military oil specifications. Approximately 1.2 million people work with these fluids in machine finishing, machine tooling, and other metalworking and metal-forming operations. Many of these organizations turn to Santie as their Castrol oil wholesale distributor. Santie takes pride in providing top-notch service. Seasoned professionals are available to answer your call or visit your location to render expert assistance. Additional services include technical and fluid management assistance, waste management, fluid reduction and consolidation of products. In addition to supplying you with exceptional service, Santie offers all brands of chemicals, antifreeze, absorbent products, and filter media.