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Petro Canada releases next generation Hydrex


April 19, 2016
By Andrew Macklin


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April 19, 2016 – Petro-Canada Lubricants has reformulated its HYDREX line of hydraulic fluids to deliver better wear protection, greater energy efficiencies, extended oil life and strong performance in wide temperature ranges.

HYDREX helps extend equipment life and reduce mechanical failures and maintenance. Engineered on a foundation of Petro-Canada’s ultra-pure, high Viscosity Index base oils, HYDREX works to deliver maximum performance in the toughest conditions, from start up to shut down. Whether operating in environments with wide temperature ranges or consistently running equipment at very high temperatures, HYDREX is better able to respond to extremes in operating conditions to generate hydraulic pump and system efficiencies.

By using API Group II and III base oils exclusively, HYDREX is proven to retain its protective properties for up to 10,000 hours. The oxidation and thermal stability of each advanced formulation work to significantly lower sludge formation. All of this helps to keep system components free of varnish, prevent product degradation and extend drain intervals, which reduces time and money spent on maintenance and oil change-outs.

The HYDREX line of high-performance hydraulic fluids offers solutions for a wide range of hydraulic equipment and applications. HYDREX XV is an all-season, semi-synthetic hydraulic fluid for use in heavy-duty hydraulic systems. HYDREX MV is suited for applications operating at high pressures and exposed to wide temperature ranges. Both products enable inventory consolidation and eliminate the need for seasonal change-outs. HYDREX AW is a high-performance, anti-wear hydraulic fluid designed for use in industry segments in which temperature variations are limited. Petro-Canada Lubricants offers additional HYDREX specialty products designed to help various operations meet their needs.

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All HYDREX hydraulic fluids start with the HT Purity Process to produce 99.9 per cent pure, crystal-clear base oils.