Biolubricants

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The term "biolubricant" applies to all lubricants that biodegrade rapidly and which are non-toxic for human beings and aquatic habitats. They may be based on plant oils (such as rapeseed oil) or synthetic esters manufactured from modified renewal oils.

The key advantages of biolubricants

  • Rapid biodegradability
  • Low toxicity
  • Environmental friendliness
  • Good lubricating properties
  • High viscosity index
  • Longer equipment life

Applications for biolubricants

Biolubricants are preferable for all applications that may present risks for the environment. This is the case for:

  • Lost oils
  • Oils that may leak accidentally (hydraulic oils, oils for engines, gearboxes, axles, etc.)
  • The use of biolubricants is particularly rerecommended when environmental protection is a constant concern.

Biolubricants for clean water

Water presents a challenge: it has the greatest number of oil-related pollution sources. Total Lubricants offer a complete range of biolubricants suited to these activities:

  • River and coastal navigation
  • Coastal and inland marine navigation 
  • Leisure boating
  • Locks and hydroelectric plants

Biolubricants for a clean environment

Earthmoving equipment often operates in the natural environment on construction sites and in development projects, quarries and urban roadworks. In this type of work, there can be accidental spillage of engine, transmission or hydraulic oil, which can in turn pollute the immediate environment. Concerned with protecting the natural environment, Total supplies a range of biolubricants suited to these applications:

  • Extraction machinery
  • Construction machinery
  • Earthmoving equipment 
  • Drainage cleaning machinery