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Re: Kerosene replacement



Agriculture-Based Industrial Lubricants (ABIL)
http://www.abiluni.org/

(just an idea)
Sue Schauls
IWRC

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Callahan, Mike" <Mike.Callahan@jacobs.com>
To: "Judith Wlodarczyk" <jwlodarc@connstep.org>
Cc: "P2Tech" <p2tech@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2004 1:10 PM
Subject: RE: Kerosene replacement


> Hi Judy,
>
> I'm not familiar with this operation but can offer some thoughts.  What is
> driving the need for replacement?  A water-based lubricant may work, but
then
> you will face problems with rusting or will have to introduce a corrosion
> inhibitor into the mix.  This leaves you with using oil-based lubricants.
>
> The use of Neatsfoot Oil is interesting since it is mainly used in leather
> processing.  It is derived from an animal source so it should be
> biodegradable and is considered to be relatively non-toxic.  The fatty
acids
> contained in the oil will oxidize during use, forming soaps.  I'm guessing
> that the kerosene is used to thin the oil and to make sure it doesn't
become
> too thick over time.  Dilution with kerosene may also help in avoiding
> biological degradation of the oil that would lead to odors.
>
> If any changes are going to be made, I would look at the kerosene
component.
> K-1 kerosene is relatively pure but some brands can contain 1% or more
> aromatics such as tri-methyl benzene.  Some synthetic kerosenes have been
> developed that consist of pure paraffin.  The dye is added to the kerosene
> because of tax law.  You can still purchase clear kerosene at a higher
price.
> The dye is not suppose to interfere with the use of kerosene as a fuel, I
> have no info as to the health safety of the dye.  Perhaps others can shed
> more light on this issue.
>
> Mike Callahan, PE
> Jacobs Engineering
> 1111 S. Arroyo Parkway
> Pasadena CA 91105
> Business: (626) 568-7005
> Fax: (626) 578-3550
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-p2tech@great-lakes.net
> [mailto:owner-p2tech@great-lakes.net]On Behalf Of Judith Wlodarczyk
> Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2004 6:36 AM
> To: p2tech@great-lakes.net
> Subject: Kerosene replacement
>
>
>
>
> I have a client that makes horseshoe nails.  They have been in business
since
> 1881 and are the major manufacturers of the product.  The equipment that
they
> use was manufacturered between 1890-1920.  The facility is very clean and
> modern.  They use 1006 and 1008 grade steel, which is fed into the
machine,
> goes
> through a series of roll dies that shapes the metal into the nail,
including
> the
> head.  They use a 75% Dyed K-1 Kerosene, 25% Neatsfoot Oil mixture as a
> lubricant.  The lubricant is squirted manually on the roll dies, which are
> located down the front of the machines, as needed.
>
> Question:  does anyone have an experience with alternatives to this
> lubricant?
> They have tried 3 products from Richards Apex, but claim that within a
week
> the
> lubricants get dirty and the material clogs in the machine.   Any
suggestions
> would be greatly appreciated.
>
>
> Thanks,
> Judy Wlodarczyk
> Environmental Management Specialist
>
> CONNSTEP, Inc.
> 1090 Elm St.
> Suite 202
> Rocky Hill, CT  06067
> www.connstep.org
>
> Phone:  860-644-9718
> Fax:       860-529-5001
> Email:    jwlodarc@connstep.org
>
>
>
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