results of the comparative study using
Petro-Canada Grease Vultrex (ARDEE EP000) and oil in a pneumatic drill
|Grease (Averages)||Oils (Averages)|
|Oil concentration on operator's filter||0.06 mg||0.80 mg|
|Lubricant consumption||80 ml per round||325 ml per round|
|Noise levels||125 dBA||125 dBA|
|Penetration rates||1.27 min per 4 foot steel||1.26 min per 4 foot steel|
Results of Independent tests conducted at CANMET's Experimental Mine
Drills consume one quarter the amount of lubricant after switching to grease - (cost savings).
Air-borne oil misting is dramatically reduced in the work area (12 fold, from .80mg to .06mg)
No measurable change in noise levels or penetration rates using grease was observed.
Results noticed by PHQ Service department on field trips to customers
Rock drills returned to surface shop after storage underground are still well lubricated.
There is no evidence of corrosion wear on interior parts of drills switched to using grease.
Operator satisfaction is high using grease high due to elimination of air borne oil misting.
Comments from operators are that older rock drills are running better using grease.
Vultrex (ARDEE EP000) Rock
tested in use in a PHQ Football Type Lubricator
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