By installing Trunion bearing automated lubricators and Pyroshield Open gear oil on the girth gears, they have recorded reduced power consumption on each 2500Kw mill of up to 200Kw. The recent vibration analysis carried out by ABB shows a reduction in vibration on the pinion of up to 15%. The new lubricant has reduced hydrocarbon contamination and recoveries of PGM’s are up by 0,75% to 1.0%. The noise levels have also visibly reduced which matches their ZERO HARM philosophy.
Pyroshield Syn Hvy & XHvy Open Gear Lubricants are heavyduty synthetic fluids designed to provide outstanding protection for high-load, heavy-shock applications, such as large shrouded open gears used in the mining, mineral processing and cement industries. Pyroshield Syn Open Gear Lubricants are non-asphaltic and environmentally friendly, containing no heavy metals. Each lubricant features a synergistic mix of Almasol®, LE’s exclusive wear-reducing additive, and a unique combination of extreme pressure additives.
Rosh Pinah open gear Pyroshield conversion - Photograph taken in operation with lubricant on