Castrol Carelube HES 46 - Biodegradable ester based hydraulic oil - 6099
Synthetic ester-based fluid with biodegradable properties, for use in environmentally sensitive areas. HES 15 can also be used as a spindle oil.
The Castrol Carelube™ HES hydraulic oil range are based on carefully selected synthetic esters, which are highly biodegradable and recommended for use in situations where leakage or spillage may present a risk of harm to the environment.
The Carelube HES range is used as a hydraulic oil for applications in environmentally sensitive areas such as; near or on waterways, and in the agriculture, forestry, mining and construction industries.
The range may also be used for machine tool hydraulic systems where ester based soluble cutting fluids are being utilised and minimisation of impact of contamination is required.
Carelube HES range is miscible with conventional mineral oil-based hydraulic fluids and products based on natural esters but, in order to maximise the performance benefits of these products - both physically and environmentally, either through draining or flushing to minimise residues of other lubricants is recommended.
This range is fully compatible with the elastomer materials commonly used for static and dynamic seals, such as nitrile, silicone and fluorinated (e.g. Viton) polymers.
Carelube HES is classified as follows:
ISO 6743/4 - Hydraulic Oils Type HEES
Carelube HES grades meet the requirements (for appropriate viscosity grade) of:
ISO DIS 15380
Inherently biodegradable so ideally suited for minimising the impact to the environment should leakage occur (note: local legislation/regulations regarding the clean up of oil leakage/spills should always be followed).
Environmentally friendly with low aquatic toxicity – rated WGK 1.
Very high viscosity index gives reliable operation and consistent response across wide temperature ranges. Maximum component protection at cold start-up and at elevated temperatures.
Excellent anti-wear performance and lubricity maximises component life and ensures system reliability.
Seal, diaphragm and hose material compatibility similar to that of mineral oil, allowing easy changeover without component modification.
The Carelube HES range is miscible and compatible with nearly all mineral oil and ester type hydraulic fluids. To convert a system using these types of oils, simply drain and recharge with correct Carelube HES viscosity grade.
Biodegradability CEC-L-33-A-93 > 95 %
Biodegradability OECD 301B > 69 %
ISO Viscosity and pack sizes available:
CARELUBE HES 46 - 20L, 208L, 1000L IBC & Bulk delivery