Fecon introduces Fecon Green environmentally safe hydraulic fluids
Fecon introduced Fecon Green hydraulic fluids, a zinc-free, readily biodegradable formula that withstands the rigors of land clearing and forestry mulching. This environmentally friendly product meets or exceeds Vickers M-2950-S, Vickers 1-286-5, U.S. Steel 126, and U.S. Steel 127 criteria. It eliminates the worry of accidental petroleum spills and meets or exceeds high-pressure pump requirements. Extremely low volatility increases the flash and fire safety features, protecting the equipment and its operators. Ideal for hydraulic equipment operating in wet or dusty environments, Fecon Green has a high viscosity index (VI) that provides excellent fluid protection under higher loads and pressures. It also provides seal conditioning which extends seal life and reduces oil leakage. Fecon Green is compatible with the same system materials and components that are designed to operate on mineral oil based and most synthetic based fluids. It is engineered to perform in extreme conditions such as forestry, marine, and industrial hydraulic systems that require Anti-Wear (AW), anti-rust, anti-oxidation, anti-foam, and demusibility properties.
Anti-wear performance meets or exceeds the requirements for Vickers 35VQ-25 and V-104C (ASTM D-2882) vane pump stand tests and exceeds DIN 51524 Part 2 and 3 (HLP/HVLP) load stage 10 that is recommended for vane, piston, and gear pumps.
Fecon Green Hydraulic Fluids meet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA_ 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP) guidelines for Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants and should be used in hydraulic systems where low toxicity, biodegradability and non-bioaccumulation properties are required. They exceed the acute toxicity (LC-50 I EC-50 > 1000 ppm) criteria accepted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the US EPA. Because they meet the environmental requirements they can also be used where ISO 15380 (HEES/HETG) Hydraulic Fluids are specified.
Available in 1-gallon, 5-gallon and 55-gallon containers, Fecon Green Hydraulic Fluids are now standard in all Fecon Mulching Tractors.