Iron and Steel

Castrol’s Liquid Engineers can unlock the hidden value in your business by understanding your lubrication needs and the impact they have in your daily operations to drive efficiency and productivity.

At Castrol, we have focused our world-leading expertise on each part of your  manufacturing process. We can unlock the hidden value in your business by understanding your lubrication activities and the impact they have on your process to give us insight into your total cost of ownership. Having this appreciation of your total cost of ownership means that we can permanently reduce your manufacturing costs and improve your market competitiveness. Our products and services offer:
  • Increase uptime by extending maintenance intervals and machinery availability
  • Provide trouble free operation between scheduled maintenance periods
  • Reduce total lubricant usage and therefore reduce waste streams and costs
  • Extend equipment life and reduce component replacement costs
  • Reduce energy costs
Castrol experts also understand the extreme conditions in which your machinery can operate, from heavy loads, shock loads and continuous operation, to severe contamination and temperatures. 

Furthermore, we also recognise that operations also need to meet ever-changing health and safety and legislative standards. For example, we know the pressure you face when it comes to reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing processes within the steel mill, and the importance of assuring a safe working environment for all employees. 

Castrol offer a comprehensive range of high-performance greases, gear, hydraulic, circulating, rolling, forming  and cutting oils and corrosion preventatives and cleaners that can help you not only meet these challenges, but also reduce your total cost of ownership through extension of your equipment and component life.

Our products and services are designed  to help to increase uptime by extending maintenance intervals and machinery availability, trouble-free operation between scheduled maintenance periods and reduced total lubricant usage, therefore reducing waste streams and costs. 

Iron & Steel Making

Iron and Steel Making Processes

Please click on the processes below for product information

Raw Material Processing

The various operations involved in making iron from the processing of the raw materials to the blast furnace/DRI need to rum smoothly. It is imperative that there is no stoppage of the flow of the raw material into the Blast Furnace /DRI. Use of Castrol lubricants will help you run the equipment in a manner that provides high productivity.

For your operations, the following products are recommended by our Liquid Engineers:

Operation

Type

Recommended product

Lime plant

Open gear

MOLUB-ALLOY 8031 RANGE

Castrol Molub-Alloy 8031 range consists of unique semi-fluid gel(thixotropic) greases that is used for heavily loaded open gears.It provides superior load carrying capability protecting gears against friction and wear and its cushioning ability helps in vibration reduction.As a thixotropic gel it flushes out contaminants from the flanks leading to reduced abrasive wear of the gear teeth.

OPTIFLUID 4 EP

Castrol Optifluid 4 EP is the new generation synthetic open gear oil for lubrication of large girth gears and provides good adhesion and protection against wear.

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Thrust bearings

ALPHASYN EP

Castrol Alphasyn EP range is a synthetic gear oil with sulfur / phosphorus. Extreme Pressure (EP) additive technology providing excellent thermal stability and high load carrying capacity .It is suitable for use in gearboxes where micropitting resistance is required and for a wide range of applications in extreme environments.

OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD

Castrol Optigear Synthetic PD range is high performance synthetic gear oil with microflux trans plastic deformation additives which gives special plastic deformation (PD) and surface improvement performance. The additive package, when activated by high specific loads and corresponding temperatures, helps to equalize surface roughness without creating abrasion leading to the surface improvement.

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Drive gear reducer

ALPHASYN EP

Castrol Alphasyn EP range is a synthetic gear oil with sulfur / phosphorus. Extreme Pressure (EP) additive technology providing outstanding thermal stability and high load carrying capacity .It is suitable for use in gearboxes where micropitting resistance is required and for a wide range of applications in extreme environments.

OPTIGEAR BM

With Microflux Trans Plastic Deformation technology, our Optigear range offers long-term or life-time lubrication, even when subjected to difficult conditions. Optigear has been formulated to help extend equipment life and protect against future damage.

OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD

Castrol Optigear Synthetic PD range is high performance synthetic gear oil with microflux trans plastic deformation additives which gives special plastic deformation (PD) and surface improvement performance. The additive package, when activated by high specific loads and corresponding temperatures, helps to equalize surface roughness without creating abrasion leading to the surface improvement.

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Trunion bearing

ALPHASYN EP

Castrol Alphasyn EP range is a synthetic gear oil with sulfur / phosphorus. Extreme Pressure (EP) additive technology providing outstanding thermal stability and high load carrying capacity .It is suitable for use in gearboxes where micropitting resistance is required and for a wide range of applications in extreme environments.

OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD

Castrol Optigear Synthetic PD range is high performance synthetic gear oil with microflux trans plastic deformation additives which gives special plastic deformation (PD) and surface improvement performance. The additive package, when activated by high specific loads and corresponding temperatures, helps to equalize surface roughness without creating abrasion leading to the surface improvement.

Sinter Pant

Gear drives

ALPHA SP

High quality lubricants based on highly refined mineral oil, enhanced with sulfur/phosphorus extreme pressure additive technology, providing very good thermal stability and high load carrying capacity.

ALPHASYN EP

Castrol Alphasyn EP range is a synthetic gear oil with sulfur / phosphorus. Extreme Pressure (EP) additive technology providing outstanding thermal stability and high load carrying capacity .It is suitable for use in gearboxes where micropitting resistance is required and for a wide range of applications in extreme environments.

OPTIGEAR BM

With Microflux Trans Plastic Deformation technology, our Optigear range offers long-term or life-time lubrication, even when subjected to difficult conditions. Optigear has been formulated to help extend equipment life and protect against future damage.

OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD

Castrol Optigear Synthetic PD range is high performance synthetic gear oil with microflux trans plastic deformation additives which gives special plastic deformation (PD) and surface improvement performance. The additive package, when activated by high specific loads and corresponding temperatures, helps to equalize surface roughness without creating abrasion leading to the surface improvement.

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Screener Bearing

LONGTIME PD 2

Lithium based greases providing optimum wear protection and low coefficient of friction even under extremes of pressure, vibration, shock loads, at high or low speeds or varying micro-smoothing of friction surfaces.

MOLUB-ALLOY BRB 572

Bearing grease, applicable for normal and elevated temperature (max.120°C) and for long service intervals.

SPHEEROL EPL RANGE

Multi-purpose range of greases that provides reliable performance in a wide variety of applications.

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Dryer Bearing

MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE

High performance multi-service lithium complex grease range is designed to extend the service life of bearings in heavy-duty applications and at elevated temperatures. Lubricating solids protect parts despite shock loads and boundary conditions.

MOLUB-ALLOY 1000

Our extreme temperature grease utilises synthetic base oils in conjunction with a blend of Molub-Alloy lubricating solids, selected for high-temperature services.

TRIBOL 4747

Formulated from a mixture of high-quality synthetic base oils (PAO & ester) and a lithium complex thickener. Designed to extend the service life of bearings in heavy-duty applications and at elevated temperatures.

FIRETEMP XT 2

High-temperature,Poly Urea based grease for rolling and sliding bearings at normal to medium peripheral speeds and high operating temperatures.

SPHEEROL EPLX RANGE

Multi-purpose Lithium Complex grease range possess EP load carrying properties, and contains additives selected to enhance oxidation, corrosion and wear resistance.

Coal Crusher

Gear drives

ALPHA SP

High quality lubricants based on highly refined mineral oil, enhanced with sulfur/phosphorus extreme pressure additive technology, providing very good thermal stability and high load carrying capacity.

ALPHASYN EP

Castrol Alphasyn EP range is a synthetic gear oil with sulfur / phosphorus. Extreme Pressure (EP) additive technology providing outstanding thermal stability and high load carrying capacity .It is suitable for use in gearboxes where micropitting resistance is required and for a wide range of applications in extreme environments.

OPTIGEAR BM

With Microflux Trans Plastic Deformation technology, our Optigear range offers long-term or life-time lubrication, even when subjected to difficult conditions. Optigear has been formulated to help extend equipment life and protect against future damage.

OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD

Castrol Optigear Synthetic PD range is high performance synthetic gear oil with microflux trans plastic deformation additives which gives special plastic deformation (PD) and surface improvement performance. The additive package, when activated by high specific loads and corresponding temperatures, helps to equalize surface roughness without creating abrasion leading to the surface improvement.

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Coupling

MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE

High performance multi-service lithium complex grease range is designed to extend the service life of bearings in heavy-duty applications and at elevated temperatures. Lubricating solids protect parts despite shock loads and boundary conditions.

MOLUB-ALLOY 6040 RANGE

Grease based on a unique calcium-complex sulfonate thickener containing premium petroleum base oils with select additives for extreme pressure characteristics and thin-film, high-pressure, anti-wear protection. It provides exceptional water resistance – the film coating stays on the surface even in the presence of water.

SPHEEROL EPL

Multi-purpose range of grease that provides reliable performance in a wide variety of applications.

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Electric motor bearing

LONGTIME PD 2

Lithium based greases providing optimum wear protection and low coefficient of friction even under extremes of pressure, vibration, shock loads, at high or low speeds or varying micro-smoothing of friction surfaces.

MOLUB-ALLOY BRB 572

Bearing grease, applicable for normal and elevated temperature (max.120°C) and for long service intervals.

SPHEEROL AP

Lithium-based greases incorporating solvent-refined base oils, containing oxidation and corrosion inhibitors, helping to ensure long service life and high level protection for metal surfaces.

Coke Plant

Electric motors

LONGTIME PD 2

Lithium based greases providing optimum wear protection and low coefficient of friction even under extremes of pressure, vibration, shock loads, at high or low speeds or varying micro-smoothing of friction surfaces.

MOLUB-ALLOY BRB 572

Bearing grease, applicable for normal and elevated temperature (max.120°C) and for long service intervals.

SPHEEROL AP RANGE

Lithium-based greases incorporating solvent-refined base oils, containing oxidation and corrosion inhibitors, helping to ensure long service life and high level protection for metal surfaces.

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Air compressors

AIRCOL RANGE

Range for use in all types of air compressor, especially reciprocating and rotary screw compressors operating under severe or normal conditions.

TRIBOL 890

Fully synthetic ester based compressor oils provides excellent thermal and oxidative stability leads to longer operating life and reduce lubricant costs. Can last up to 4 to8 times longer than mineral based compressor oils depending on operating conditions.

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Battery bearing charge/Discharge

MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE

High performance multi-service lithium complex grease range is designed to extend the service life of bearings in heavy-duty applications and at elevated temperatures. Lubricating solids protect parts despite shock loads and boundary conditions.

MOLUB-ALLOY 1000

Our extreme temperature grease utilises synthetic base oils in conjunction with a blend of Molub-Alloy lubricating solids, selected for high-temperature services.

FIRETEMP XT 2

High-temperature grease for rolling and sliding bearings at normal to medium peripheral speeds and high operating temperatures.

SPHEEROL LMM

Castrol Spheerol LMM is a multi-purpose lithium grease containing molybdenum disulphide solid lubricant to enhance its load carrying properties under conditions of high or shock loading or to prevent scuffing or fretting.

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Gear Drive

ALPHA SP

High quality lubricants based on highly refined mineral oil, enhanced with sulfur/phosphorus extreme pressure additive technology, providing very good thermal stability and high load carrying capacity.

ALPHASYN EP

Castrol Alphasyn EP range is a synthetic gear oil with sulpur / phosphorus. Extreme Pressure (EP) additive technology providing outstanding thermal stability and high load carrying capacity .It is suitable for use in gearboxes where micropitting resistance is required and for a wide range of applications in extreme environments.

OPTIGEAR BM

With Microflux Trans Plastic Deformation technology, our Optigear range offers long-term or life-time lubrication, even when subjected to difficult conditions. Optigear has been formulated to help extend equipment life and protect against future damage.

OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD

Castrol Optigear Synthetic PD range is high performance synthetic gear oil with microflux trans plastic deformation additives which gives special plastic deformation (PD) and surface improvement performance. The additive package, when activated by high specific loads and corresponding temperatures, helps to equalize surface roughness without creating abrasion leading to the surface improvement.

Conveyors

Idler

MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE

High performance multi-service lithium complex grease range is designed to extend the service life of bearings in heavy-duty applications and at elevated temperatures. Lubricating solids protect parts despite shock loads and boundary conditions.

SPHEEROL EPL RANGE

Multi-purpose range of grease that provides reliable performance in a wide variety of applications.

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Bearings

MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE

High performance multi-service lithium complex grease range is designed to extend the service life of bearings in heavy-duty applications and at elevated temperatures. Lubricating solids protect parts despite shock loads and boundary conditions.

SPHEEROL EPL RANGE

Multi-purpose range of grease that provides reliable performance in a wide variety of applications.

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Couplings

MOLUB-ALLOY 6040 RANGE

Grease based on a unique calcium-complex sulphonate thickener containing premium petroleum base oils with select additives for extreme pressure characteristics and thin-film, high-pressure, anti-wear protection. It provides exceptional water resistance – the film coating stays on the surface even in the presence of water.

MOLUB-ALLOY 777 RANGE

Greases based on lithium thickener with polymers designed for very heavy duty service in adverse environments offering excellent friction reduction characteristics due to Molub-Alloy solid lubricants.

SPHEEROL EPL RANGE

Multi-purpose range of greases that provides reliable performance in a wide variety of applications.

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Gear drive

ALPHA SP

High quality lubricants based on highly refined mineral oil, enhanced with sulfur/phosphorus extreme pressure additive technology, providing very good thermal stability and high load carrying capacity.

ALPHASYN EP

Castrol Alphasyn EP range is a synthetic gear oil with sulpur / phosphorus. Extreme Pressure (EP) additive technology providing outstanding thermal stability and high load carrying capacity .It is suitable for use in gearboxes where micropitting resistance is required and for a wide range of applications in extreme environments.

OPTIGEAR BM

With Microflux Trans Plastic Deformation technology, our Optigear range offers long-term or life-time lubrication, even when subjected to difficult conditions. Optigear has been formulated to help extend equipment life and protect against future damage.

OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD

Castrol Optigear Synthetic PD range is high performance synthetic gear oil with microflux trans plastic deformation additives which gives special plastic deformation (PD) and surface improvement performance. The additive package, when activated by high specific loads and corresponding temperatures, helps to equalize surface roughness without creating abrasion leading to the surface improvement.

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Electric Motor Grease

LONGTIME PD 2

Lithium based greases providing optimum wear protection and low coefficient of friction even under extremes of pressure, vibration, shock loads, at high or low speeds or varying micro-smoothing of friction surfaces.

MOLUB-ALLOY BRB 572

Bearing grease, applicable for normal and elevated temperature (max.120°C) and for long service intervals.

SPHEEROL AP RANGE

Multi-purpose range of greases that provides reliable performance in a wide variety of applications.

Blast Furnace

Production lost in the melt shop can never be recovered. Improving yield is vital, Tap-to-tap time must be optimized for cost-effective operations and greater productivity.

Reducing maintenance delays is key to improving uptime in the melt shop. At Castrol, we have focused our lubrication technologies to create solutions that are specifically designed to
  • improve your productivity
  • reduce equipment failures
  • improve equipment performance
  • reduce overall maintenance costs
Castrol’s experts recognise the importance of the blast furnace, which is why we apply solutions and product application expertise to ensure yours function efficiently and effectively. 

Our knowledge of the iron and steel production processes mean that we understand the challenges customers face across all applications, from high to extreme temperature exposure, moderate to high gear and bearing loads and dirty and dusty environments. 

Our Liquid Engineers can help you to tackle these challenges by providing knowledge that will enable you to pick the right products to meet your specific needs - whether it’s for your furnace top, air handling fans and overhead cranes. We also provide support that will assist you when it comes to best-use practice so that you can achieve greater efficiency and reliability.

For your operations, the following products are recommended by our Liquid Engineers:

Furnace top

Central Greasing

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 6040 RANGE
  • SPHEEROL EPLX RANGE

Gearbox

  • ALPHA SP
  • ALPHASYN EP
  • OPTIGEAR BM
  • OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD

Bushings

  • OPTITEMP PS 1
  • FIRETEMP XT 2
  • TRIBOL 4747

Oxygen-compatible grease for valves

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 2115

Hydraulics

  • HYSPIN RANGE
  • ANVOL SWX
  • ANVOL WG

Air Handling Fans

Electric Motor

  • TRIBOL 4747

Fan Bearing

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE: shock loads and boundary conditions
  • SPHEEROL EPL RANGE

Overhead Cranes

Gearbox

  • ALPHA SP
  • ALPHASYN EP
  • OPTIGEAR BM
  • OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 969

Bearings

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE
  • SPHEEROL LMM

Basic Oxygen Furnace

For your operations, the following products are recommended by our Liquid Engineers:

Scrap Yard Cranes And Trolley Wheel Bridge, Charging Devices, Cranes and Spoons

Air Brake Compressors

  • AIRCOL RANGE
  • TRIBOL 890
  • TRIBOL 1750

Hydraulic Brake Systems

  • HYSPIN RANGE
  • ANVOL SWX

Bearings and Couplings

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE
  • LONGTIME PD 2
  • SPHEEROL EPL

Open Gears and Plates

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 8031
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 936 SF HEAVY

Wire Ropes

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 902 SF Light

Hoist Trolley and Bridge Gear boxes

  • ALPHA SP
  • ALPHASYN EP
  • OPTIGEAR BM
  • OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 969

Furnace

Hydraulic Systems

  • ANVOL SWX
  • ANVOL WG

Motors

  • TRIBOL 4747
  • LONGTIME PD 2
  • MOLUB-ALLOY BRB 572
  • SPHEEROL AP RANGE

Couplings

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 6040 RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 777 RANGE
  • SPHEEROL EPL

Trunion Bearings

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 777 RANGE
  • TRIBOL 3020
  • SPHEEROL LMM

Bearings

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 1000
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 777 RANGE
  • SPHEEROL LMM

Non Oxygen Valves

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 1000
  • FIRETEMP XT 2
  • TRIBOL 4747
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE

Oxygen Valves

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 2115

Hot Fumes Recovery System

Motor and Fan Bearing

  • TRIBOL 4747
  • LONGTIME PD 2
  • MOLUB-ALLY BRB 572
  • SPHEEROL AP RANGE

Gear coupling

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 777 RANGE
  • TRIBOL 3020 RANGE
  • SPHEEROL LMM

Electric Arc Furnace

While the development of Electric Arc Furnaces (EAFs) has transformed steel production, Castrol’s Liquid Engineers know that they come with cost and performance challenges, and our products and services can help you to overcome them.

At Castrol, we know that the development of Electric Arc Furnaces (EAF) is an exciting technological advancement.  

Improve productivity by reducing equipment failures and IMPROVe EQUIPMENT PERFORMANCE

  • Use our knowledge to select a lubrication solution designed for your operation
  • Eliminate charging and tapping crane failures to keep your operation running
  • Help you avoid bearing failures on the roof swing
  • Eliminate mast roll bearing failure
  • Recommend optimum products and services for higher performance
  • Optimize roof swing bearing lubrication systems to deliver the right amount of grease at the right time
  • Provide fire resistant hydraulic fluids to reduce fire risk
  • Increase uptime, meaning fewer maintenance hours and parts for equipment repairs
  • Avoid failures on expensive long lead time equipment and parts

Electric Arc Furnace

Air Brake Compressors

  • AIRCOL RANGE
  • TRIBOL 890
  • TRIBOL 1750

Hydraulic Brake Systems

  • HYSPIN RANGE
  • ANVOL SWX

Bearings and Couplings

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE
  • LONGTIME PD 2
  • SPHEEROL EPL RANGE

Open Gears and Plates

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 8031
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 936 SF HEAVY

Wire Ropes

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 902 SF Light

Hoist Trolley and Bridge Gear boxes

  • ALPHA SP
  • ALPHASYN EP
  • OPTIGEAR BM
  • OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 969

Furnace

Furnace Motion Hydraulic Systems

  • ANVOL SWX
  • ANVOL WG

Mast Roll Bearings

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 777 RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 1000
  • SPHEEROL LMM

Roof Swing Bearings

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 777 RANGE

Furnace Hydraulic System

  • ANVOL SWX
  • ANVOL WG

Hot Fumes Recovery System

Motor and Fan Bearing

  • TRIBOL 4747
  • LONGTIME PD 2
  • MOLUB-ALLY BRB 572
  • SPHEEROL AP RANGE

Gear coupling

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 777 RANGE
  • TRIBOL 3020 RANGE
  • SPHEEROL LMM

Ladle

Tilt Bearings

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 777
  • SPHEEROL LMM

Gearbox

  • ALPHA SP
  • ALPHASYN EP
  • OPTIGEAR BM
  • OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD

Continuous Casters

Modern-day steel production relies heavily on continuous machines, and Castrol’s Liquid Engineers are committed to helping you optimize their performance.  

Across every operation in your metal manufacturing process, we are committed to reducing your total cost of ownership.

  • We understand the extreme conditions that your machinery operates in - heavy loads, shock loads, continuous operation, severe contaminationand high temperatures.
  • Our knowledge and insight in continuous caster operations provides us with expertise toidentify the applications that will benefit from a Castrol solution.
Our objective is to help you    improve your uptime, lower   your maintenance and   production costs and provide trouble free operation.

A key objective in the Continuous Casters plant is to increase the time between segment rebuilds. Most manufacturers have a target for the slab caster segment campaign of >24 months. We aim to ensure the life of the roll bearings meet the target.

High failure rates on withdraw gear boxes can often lead to lost production time and 
increased costs on labour and equipment.  We can help by extending the service life 
of the gear applications to help improve productivity. 

For your operations, the following products are recommended by our Liquid Engineers:

Operation

Type

Recommended product

Continuous Casting

Release agents for continuous casting of steel, in particular for the production of multi-edged profiles and blanks for structural steels.

ILOFORM CC-Range

Casting Floor

Ladle Turret/Ladle Car Wheels/Tundish Car Wheels

MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE

MOLUB-ALLOY 777 RANGE

MOLUB-ALLOY 1000 .

SPHEEROL LMM

OPTIGEAR BM

ALPHASYN EP

OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD

ALPHA SP

Oscillator Gearbox

OPTIGEAR BM

TRIBOL 800

ALPHASYN PG

ALPHA SP

Oscillator Hydraulic system

ANVOL SWX

ANVOL WG

HYSPIN AWH-M

Caster Run Out Tables and Cooling Bed

Table Roll Bearings

MOLUB-ALLOY 6040 RANGE

MOLUB-ALLOY 6080 RANGE

MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE

MOLUB-ALLOY 4086 RANGE

SPHEEROL EPLX RANGE

Table Roll Gearboxes

OPTIGEAR BM

ALPHASYN EP

OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD

ALPHA SP

MOLUB-ALLOY 969

Couplings

MOLUB-ALLOY 6040 RANGE

MOLUB-ALLOY 777 RANGE

SPHEEROL EPL

Caster Segments/Straightener units

Segment Roll Bearings and Straightener Roll Bearings

MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE

MOLUB-ALLOY 6040 RANGE

MOLUB-ALLOY 6080 RANGE

Straightener Gear Boxes & Drive Roll Gear Boxes

Spheerol EPL

Couplings

Torch Bearings

Caster Run out tables and Cooling bed

Pusher Hydraulics

Hyspin AWS

Hyspin AWH-M

Table Roll Bearings

MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE

MOLUB-ALLOY 6040 RANGE

MOLUB-ALLOY 4086 RANGE

Table Roll Gear Boxes

Molub-Alloy 9030-1

Spheerol LMM

Couplings

Optigear BM

Tribol 800

Alphasyn EP

Alpha SP

MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE

Molub-Alloy 777 RANGE

Spheerol LMM

Reheat Furnace

For your operations, the following products are recommended by our Liquid Engineers:

Type

Recommended product

Combustion Air Fan Bearings

TRIBOL 4747

Formulated from a mixture of high-quality synthetic base oils (PAO & ester) and a lithium complex thickener. Designed to extend the service life of bearings in heavy-duty applications and at elevated temperatures.

LONGTIME PD2

Lithium based greases providing optimum wear protection and low coefficient of friction even under extremes of pressure, vibration, shock loads, at high or low speeds or varying micro-smoothing of friction surfaces

MOLUB-ALLOY BRB 572

Bearing grease, applicable for normal and elevated temperature (max.120°C) and for long service intervals.

Peel Bar Hydraulics

ANVOL SWX

Polyol ester type hydraulic fluids, formulated to work in high-pressure hydraulic systems up to 7500 psi. Provides gear, vane and piston pumps with protection against wear equivalent to that of mineral oils.

ANVOL WG

HF-C type water-glycol fire-resistant hydraulic fluid, for use in hydraulic systems where, in the event of fluid leakage, there is a significant risk of ignition. E.g.: furnace doors, die-casting machines, forging machinery and mining equipment.

Pinch Roll Bearings

MOLUB-ALLOY 1000

Our extreme temperature grease utilises synthetic base oils in conjunction with a blend of Molub-Alloy lubricating solids, selected for high-temperature services.

TRIBOL 4747

Formulated from a mixture of high-quality synthetic base oils (PAO & ester) and a lithium complex thickener. Designed to extend the service life of bearings in heavy-duty applications and at elevated temperatures.

FIRETEMP XT 2

High-temperature grease for rolling and sliding bearings at normal to medium peripheral speeds and high operating temperatures.

Furnace table Gear Box

OPTIGEAR BM

Castrol’s Optigear gear oils help to prevent wear problems such as abrasion, surface fatigue (pitting) or problems during the running in phase. Compatible with non-ferrous metals.

OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD

Castrol Optigear Synthetic PD is based on synthetic hydrocarbons with Castrol’s advanced gear oil system providing special plastic deformation (PD) and surface improvement performance.

ALPHASYN EP

Castrol Alphasyn EP range is suitable for use in gearboxes where micropitting resistance is required and for a wide range of applications in extreme environments.

Hot Strip Mill

The Hot Strip Mill is a critical element of the steel production process, and our Liquid Engineers strive to help you maintain optimal performance levels.

At Castrol, we have applied our technical support and world leading application expertise to provide a range of products and services that perform in the demanding environment of the hot strip mill.   Our experts have focused on improving productivity and reducing total cost of ownership.   

IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY BY REDUCING MAINTENANCE DOWNTIME AND EXTENDING EQUIPMENT LIFE

  • Select conveyor roll bearing greases to deliver maximum performance within this demanding operating environment and avoid damaging water washout
  • Provide the most effective grease for the coiler bearing to perform under extreme pressures, force and temperature
  • Supply high performance greases to improve performance and increase the life of universal joints

DECREASE CONSUMPTION OF GREASE/MORGOIL™ ON WORK AND BACKUP ROLLS AND EXTEND THE LIFE OF THE SYSTEM

  • Provide high performance greases to the bearing for each roll campaign, that are able to resist water wash out and handle shock loading
  • Significantly extend the life of the MORGOIL system, by improving demulsification properties

INCREASE THE LIFE OF THE BEARINGS ON THE WORK OR BACKUP ROLLS

  • Reduce corrosion caused through water ingress by providing suitable greases that have high resistance to water wash out
  • Extend bearing life by reducing the amount of water in the MORGOIL circulating oil
For your operations, the following products are recommended by our Liquid Engineers:

Mill Stand

Grease-Guide Roll Bearings, Roll Neck Bearing, Conveyor or Table Roll Bearings

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 6040 RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 6080 RANGE
  • SPHEEROL EPLX RANGE

Roll Neck Bearing (Air-Oil)

  • ALPHA SP
  • ALPHASYN EP
  • OPTIGEAR BM
  • OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD

Roll Neck Bearing (Circulating Oil)

  • MAGNA XX

Back Up Roll Bearings

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 6040 RANGE
  • OPTIPIT
  • TRIBOL 3020 RANGE
  • SPHEEROL EPLX

Roll Stand Gear Box

  • ALPHA SP
  • ALPHASYN EP
  • OPTIGEAR BM
  • OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD

Coiler Bearings

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE
  • OPTIPIT
  • TRIBOL 3020 RANGE
  • SPHEEROL LMM

Spindle Couplings

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 777 RANGE
  • OPTIPIT
  • TRIBOL 3020 RANGE

Mill Housing Windows

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 8899LV
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 6040 RANGE
  • OPTIPIT
  • TRIBOL 3020 RANGE

Coilers

Gearbox

  • ALPHA SP
  • ALPHASYN EP
  • OPTIGEAR BM
  • OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD

Motors

  • LONGTIME PD 2
  • MOLUB-ALLOY BRB 572
  • SPHEEROL AP RANGE

Coupling

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 777 RANGE
  • OPTIPIT
  • TRIBOL 3020 RANGE

Bearings

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 6040 RANGE
  • OPTIPIT
  • TRIBOL 3020 RANGE
  • SPHEEROL EPLX

Cold Mill

Castrol’s Liquid Engineers combine vast experience in metalworking fluids with steel industry expertise to provide advanced cold mill application knowledge and subsequent problem-solving capabilities.

At Castrol, we understand that the Cold Mill is where the most value is added in the steel making process. That’s why manufacturing efficiency, increased productivity and reduced manufacturing costs are of the utmost importance. Using our process and application expertise, supported by world-class technical support, we have created a lubrication solution designed to: increase efficiency, reduce manufacturing costs, improve productivity and reduce maintenance delays. 

OPTIMUM QUALITY AT REDUCED MANUFACTURING COST THROUGH ADVANCED PROCESS FLUIDS

Our experts  have developed a comprehensive range of user friendly and environmentally responsible products that help meeting this challenge and deliver value in operations within the cold mill. 

Beyond conventional neat oils and emulsions we are bringing best-in-class synthetic fluid technology to life in cold rolling applications. Our offer is designed to capitalise on all the advantages of neat oils and emulsions while overcoming the challenges associated with each.  The synthetic technology will deliver reduced coolant consumption and waste volumes, greater consistency in operation, improved surface quality and an improved operating environment.

For skin pass or temper rolling we offer temper fluids designed to deliver excellent cleaning ability and corrosion protection to deliver high quality finished products. 

To protect the final products in the cold mill we offer best-in-class corrosion prevention that is designed to offer advantages in product quality and consistency 

Overall our products will deliver reduced overall costs and improve plant profitability.

IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY AND REDUCE MAINTENANCE DOWNTIME BY INCREASING THE LIFE OF CRITICAL BEARINGS IN THE COLD MILL

  • Work and back up roll bearings - reduce impact of water/contamination ingress; minimize grease failure due to contamination from the cold rolling fluid and heavy/shock loads; provide enhanced demulsibility and wear protection to the back-up roll circulating system
  • Conveyor roll bearings in the pickling process - improve resistance to ingress of pickling fluids to reduce corrosion of bearings
  • Continuous annealing furnace bearings - provide the right grease that performs under elevated temperatures

DECREASE CONSUMPTION OF GREASE / CIRCULATING OILS ON WORK AND BACK UP ROLLS

  • Provide high performance greases that can withstand water and rolling fluid wash out for applications subject to high impact and shock loading - for both manual and automatic applications and fully sealed bearings
  • Improve demulsification properties to significantly extend the life of the back up roll circulation system

INCREASE THE LIFE OF SPINDLE COUPLINGS

  • Extend the life of spindle couplings by providing the correct lubrication film to eliminate metal-to-metal wear and resist centrifugal forces
You’re also under pressure to meet health and safety concerns and legislative changes by reducing the environmental impact of the steel mill manufacturing processes and assuring a safe working environment for employees.

Castrol’s Liquid Engineers can help you meet all of these demands. Our experience in the industry has enabled our experts to develop a comprehensive range of user friendly and environmentally responsible products and deliver value in operations such as cold rolling. 

Castrol also has a strong relationship with the leading OEMs and has developed and approved a wide range of advanced lubrication solutions to fulfil all required machine specifications and requirements.

With best-in-class products and highly experienced technical support, our Liquid Engineers strive to reduce overall production costs throughout the cold rolling mill by reducing maintenance. This can help to improve productivity by increasing uptime and enhance your environmental compliance.

For your operations, the following products are recommended by our Liquid Engineers:

Cold Rolling

Cold rolling of stainless and carbon steel strips

ILOFORM RANGE

Our extensive Iloform range includes neat and soluble rolling oils as well as innovative synthetic fluid technology that can help enhancing the overall strip quality and consistency, improving your HSE performance and reducing your process costs.

Wet Tempering

Conditioning of the surface quality (yield stress, roughness, flatness) of cold rolled steel strips

ILOFORM RANGE

Our extensive Iloform range includes high performance wet temper fluids, exhibiting good corrosion protection characteristics and a low foaming tendency, designed to maximize production by increasing the availability in the skin pass mill and give extreme cleanliness on both strip and mill.

Steel mill applied corrosion protection and lubrication

Solutions for protecting the steel and the zinc coating from corrosion during transportation and storage and provision of enhanced lubrication for the deformation process.

RUSTILO RANGE

Our portfolio of corrosion preventives includes neat oils offering excellent corrosion protection to all grades of uncoated and coated steel, particularly suitable for electro galvanized surfaces. 

ILOFORM RANGE

Our comprehensive Iloform range includes prelube and hot melt solutions developed specifically to cope with the latest requirements for the variety of steel coatings used within various industries today.

Mill Stands

Gearbox

  • ALPHA SP
  • ALPHASYN EP
  • OPTIGEAR BM
  • OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD

Motors

  • LONGTIME PD 2
  • MOLUB-ALLOY BRB 572
  • SPHEEROL AP RANGE

Roll Bearing (Oil)

  • MAGNA XX

Roll Bearings (Grease)

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 6040 RANGE
  • SPHEEROL EPLX
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 777 RANGE
  • OPTIPIT
  • TRIBOL 3020 RANGE

Spindle and Couplings

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 777 RANGE
  • OPTIPIT
  • TRIBOL 3020 RANGE

Roll Stand Liners

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 4086 RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 6040 RANGE
  • MOLUB-ALLOY 8899LV

Seamless Tube

The seamless tube market is under constant pressure to improve the quality of its tube products and minimize overall costs. 

Castrol’s solutions can help you meet this challenge and deliver value in operations such as billet preparation, cold forming, cutting and sawing.

Using our extensive knowledge of tube manufacturing processes and recognizing the expectations your customers have, we can help you produce quality and fit for purpose end products while lowering your operational costs to ensure you remain competitive. 

ENSURE CRITICAL DEFORMATION REQUIREMENTS ARE ACHIEVED

  • We can provide neat metalworking fluids with high levels of lubricity that are suitable for use in the demanding operation of forming high strength stainless steel and nickel alloy tubes

PRODUCE CLEANER BARS, ENSURE TUBES HAVE AN EXCELLENT SURFACE FINISH

  • Provide high performance synthetic and emulsion machining fluids and cleaners to ensure a good surface finish of the pre-formed bars and tubes
  • We can supply technologically advanced synthetic forming fluids for carbon steel tube drawing and pilgering operations that also remove the need for cleaning
  • We have a range of corrosion preventives, including low volatile organic compounds (VOC), which will offer excellent protection for tubes in storage or during transport

REDUCE TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP, IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE

  • Reduce maintenance costs associated with using and managing cleaning and rinsing chemicals
  • Reduce fluid consumption by offering superior long lasting synthetic fluids
  • We can reduce waste volumes through improved stability of the fluid systems
  • Lower energy costs related to heating the cleaning system
  • We will help you to achieve a cleaner working environment for operators

IMPROVE EQUIPMENT LIFE, REDUCE EQUIPMENT COSTS

  • Our range of high performance greases, gear and hydraulic oils can help you reduce your cost of ownership. For example we have greases which are resistant to water washout from forming fluids and can help increase equipment life
  • We can work with you to identify key applications in your plant that could benefit from high performance lubricants to extend your equipment and component life
At the same time, our Liquid Engineers are aware that your operations are also attempting to meet Health and Safety concerns and legislation. This urges seamless tube manufacturers to reduce the environmental impact of their processes and assure a safe working environment for their employees.

It is this application knowledge, coupled with our lubricant expertise, that has enabled our Liquid Engineers to develop a comprehensive range of user friendly and environmentally responsible product offers for forming and cutting fluids, corrosion preventives and cleaners that help meet the challenges you face. 

Using our extensive knowledge of tube manufacturing processes and recognizing the expectations your customers have, our Liquid Engineers can help you produce quality and fit for purpose end products while lowering your operational costs to stand out in your competitive landscape.

For your operations, the following products are recommended by our Liquid Engineers:

Billet preparation

Initial machining / cutting operations post casting

HYSOL RANGE

SYNTILO RANGE

ILOFORM RANGE

Pre-forming & hot tube forming

Bar cutting, drilling and extrusion

HYSOL RANGE

SYNTILO RANGE

ILOFORM RANGE

VARIOCUT RANGE

HYSPRAY RANGE

Cold forming

Tube cold pilgering and drawing

ILOFORM RANGE

Our extensive Iloform range of world-class forming 

Sizing

Tube cutting to the desired length

HYSOL RANGE

SYNTILO RANGE

ILOFORM RANGE

Cleaning

Minimises risk of failures caused by critical soils in subsequent process

TECHNICLEAN RANGE

Castrol’s Techniclean range for use within aqueous process cleaners for aluminium and ferrous alloys.

Corrosion protection

Provision of enhanced protection against corrosion during intermediate storage or transportation

RUSTILO RANGE

Our portfolio of corrosion preventives includes the Rustilo range of user friendly and environmentally responsible products.

Lubrication - Oil

Gear

  • ALPHA SP RANGE
  • OPTIGEAR RANGE

Hydraulic

  • HYSPIN RANGE

Slideway

  • MAGNA RANGE
  • MAGNAGLIDE RANGE

Compressor

  • AIRCOL RANGE

Spindle

  • HYSPIN SPINDLE RANGE

Lubrication - Greases

Multi-Purpose High Performance

  • MOLUB-ALLOY 860 RANGE
  • LONGTIME PD RANGE
  • OLIT CLS RANGE

Multi-Purpose

  • SPHEEROL EPL RANGE

Spindle Grease

  • LONGTIME HS

Welded Tube

Our Liquid Engineers use knowledge of tube manufacturing processes to recommend high-quality products and solutions designed to help lower your costs extend the life of your operations and meet legislative demands.

At Castrol, we know that Welded Tube manufacturing relies on the effective performance of production fluids. 

Our Liquid Engineers have extensive knowledge of critical welded tube manufacturing processes such as roll forming, tube surface treatment and tube forming. We know that cleanliness, corrosion prevention and quality lubrication are crucial, but that contamination of coolant systems by lubricants, bacterial and fungal growth and build-up of swarf are among the major challenges facing your operations.

LOWER OVERALL MANUFACTURING COSTS

  • We aim to reduce your total waste stream output prolonging system life by improving fluid stability and implementing a fluid condition monitoring program
  • We will reduce consumable costs by recommending, where required, compatible products for fluids and maintenance lubricants
At the same time, we know that Health and Safety concerns and legislation changes are urging tube mills to continually reducing the environmental impact of their manufacturing processes and assure a safe working environment for their employees.
Castrol’s understanding of the welded tube manufacturing industry has enabled our Liquid Engineers to create a superior lubrication solution tailored to achieve maximum performance and cost-savings while improving end product quality and consistency. 

We can offer a comprehensive portfolio of forming, cleaning and protecting fluids as well as a full range of compatible high-performance greases, gear and hydraulic oils that are resistant to rolling fluid ingress, designed to help you reduce the cost of ownership through the life extension of your equipment and components.

We use our extensive knowledge of tube manufacturing processes and recognise the expectations of your customers to help you produce quality and fit for purpose end products while lowering your operational costs to help you stand out in your competitive landscape. 

For your operations, the following products are recommended by our Liquid Engineers:

Tube forming and rolling

Lubrication and cooling between forming rolls and steel strip and inter-operational corrosion protection

ILOFORM RANGE

Sizing

Tube cutting to the desired length

HYSOL RANGE

SYNTILO RANGE

ILOFORM RANGE

VARIOCUT RANGE

Cleaning

Minimises risk of failures caused by critical soils in subsequent process

TECHNICLEAN RANGE

Castrol’s Techniclean range for use within aqueous process cleaners for aluminium and ferrous alloys.

Corrosion protection

Provision of enhanced protection against corrosion during intermediate storage or transportation

RUSTILO RANGE

Our portfolio of corrosion preventives includes the Rustilo range of user friendly and environmentally responsible products.

Lubrication

ALPHA SP

ALPHASYN EP

OPTIGEAR BM

OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD

MOLUB-ALLOY 6040 RANGE

MOLUB-ALLOY 860 ES RANGE

OPTIPIT

SPHEEROL EPLX RANGE

HYSPIN RANGE