FLUID MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

CASE STUDY − METAL REMOVAL FLUID

CHALLENGES


 

A leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines was using a competitive product for their machining and grinding coolant. The coolant volume for the facility was approximately 55,000 diluted gallons, with 2.4 million pounds of coolant waste being generated annually. The manufacturer was looking to cut total waste by 90% over the course of ten years.

To help improve their operations, Quaker recommended:

  • Manufacturer upgrade to QUAKERCOOL ® 7205 for all non-aluminum machining and grinding
  • Implement a coolant management program and additional data-driven coolant changes

Quaker wanted to show that with the coolant upgrade and program implementation:

  • Significant annual savings could be achieved in labor, fluid treatment, and coolant spend
  • Operator exposure levels and dermatitis could be reduced

 

THE SOLUTION


 

In 2001 the non-aluminum systems were converted to Quaker's QUAKERCOOL ® 7205, and a coolant management program was implemented. These immediate changes resulted in cost savings and reductions in waste: