This manual provides engineering personnel with design
guidance to select, specify, inspect, and approve Biobased Lubricants, i.e. Bio Hydraulic Fluids, Bio EP Gear Oils, and Bio EP Greases, for
common or advanced equipment and machinery.
The manual gives broad-based instructions reflecting established criteria and the latest
proven state-of-the-art Green Chemistry technology and techniques to attain better, safer, and more economical lubrication.
This manual applies to all Government Agencies,
Industries, and Businesses seeking to apply renewable Biobased Lubricants as part of an overall Green Chemistry solution for creating efficiencies in their manufacturing plants,
end products, or in-house fleets and maintenance programs.
This manual is intended to be a practical guide to lubrication with enough technical detail to allow personnel to recognize and easily discern
differences in performance properties specified in United Bio Lube's product literature so that the proper
Biobased Lubricant for a particular application is selected.
The manual defines and illustrates Friction,
Wear, and Corrosion and how they damage contact surfaces causing premature equipment failure. It examines the
mechanics of Fluid Film, Boundary, Extreme Pressure, and Elastohydrodynamic lubrication to protect
against surface deterioration.
Note: United Bio Lube can tailor design
Biobased Lubricants, Fluids, and Greases for any equipment operating under any conditions by using the right combination
of Stabilized&trade, High Oleic Base Stocks and
performance boosting additives.
This manual describes basic characteristics, or
Physical Properties and Quality Requirements of renewable Biobased Lubricants, including Oils, Hydraulic Fluids, Greases, Solid Lubricants, Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants, and their additives.
Separate chapters are devoted to Understanding Biobased and Biodegradable, High Oleic Base Stocks (HOBS), Non-Renewable Lubricant Types, Lubricant Selection, Operational Maintenance, and Environmental Regulations.
These chapters are structured to differentiate Biobased lubricants made from High Oleic Base Stocks (HOBS) from Petroleum-based lubricants made from Non-Renewable crude oil i.e. Environmentally Aware (EA) Lubricants may be Biodegrable to an extent; however, EA lubricants are not nesscessarily Biobased or Renewable.
The intent of these chapters is to convey the scale, depth, and reach of the U.S. HOBS program and the enormous opportunities HOBS has to offer both government and industry today.
Related publications are listed below:
- 21 CFR 178.3570. Lubricants with Incidental Food Contact
- 29 CFR 1210.1200. Safety & Health Regulations for Workers Engaged in Hazardous Waste
- 29 CFR 1910.1200. OSHA Communication Standard
- 40 CFR 110. Discharge of Oil
- 40 CFR 112. Oil Pollution Prevention
- 40 CFR 113. Liability Limits for Small Onshore Storage Facilities
- 48 CFR 9.2. Federal Acquisition Regulation and Qualification Requirements
- EM 1110-2-3105. Mechanical and Electrical Design of Pumping Stations
- EM 1110-2-3200. Wire Rope Selection
- EM 1110-2-4205. Hydroelectric Power Plants, Mechanical Design
- CEGS 15005. Speed Reducers for Storm Water Pumps