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New open gear cleaning solution from Total UK

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Lubriclean EP cleans operational open gear drives in as little as one hour, saves up to 48 hours’ downtime

A UNIQUE new service from Total UK Ltd allows open gear drives to be cleaned in as little as one hour, without the need to shut down equipment, saving up to 48 hours of downtime.

Total UK have become the sole UK distributor of Lubriclean EP, a solvent that cleans open gears while in operation, even under heavy loads and in dusty environments. It has been developed primarily to meet the needs of customers in the extractives sector.

Conventional methods of open gear cleaning usually require around two days to complete, resulting in costly downtime, but Lubriclean EP, developed by specialist lubricant manufacturers Lubrilog, effectively removes dirt and grease from open gear drives used in a range of industrial applications, particularly mining and cement production, in as little as one hour.

The product has been formulated to clean the high levels of contaminants that regularly accumulate in open gear drives, removing abrasive dust, grease and lacquer, all while the gears are in use. And despite its powerful action, Lubriclean EP is non-toxic, safeguarding operators and the environment from chlorine, aromatics and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Once a gear is cleaned, the solvent slowly evaporates, leaving a thin, oily film with extreme pressure properties.

Operators are provided with the cleaning kit, personal protective equipment and full on-site support and training by Total and Lubrilog.

Pantelis Zoupas, lubricants marketing manager for Total UK, said: ‘Lubriclean EP is a game-changer for kiln and mill open gear cleaning, which can be completed effectively in as little as one hour without shutting down production, potentially saving cement and mining businesses millions of pounds.’

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