Gazprom Neft announced that its lubricants arm, Gazpromneft Lubricants Ltd., is the first Russian company to receive approval from Bosch Rexroth, an engineering firm based in Lohr am Main in Germany and a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. Bosch Rexroth manufactures products and systems associated with the control and motion of industrial and mobile equipment, provides support to engineering enterprises and manufacturers of industrial equipment, supplying advanced technologies and sharing unique industry knowledge.
Specifically, Gazpromneft Lubricants has received the official approval for Bosch Rexroth specification for premium hydraulic oils under the Gazpromneft brand.
Gazpromneft hydraulic oils with extended drain interval and antiwear properties successfully passed the test to meet the new Bosch Rexroth requirements (RDE 90235 specification). Gazpromneft Lubricants also received the recommendation for use in the current hydraulic systems designed for intensive operation at various temperatures, including extreme temperatures, as well as in conditions of increased load.
Hydraulic oils are applied in pumps of hydraulic systems of various units used in mining, forestry, oil production, transport, electric power and metal industries, aerospace engineering, plastics industry, etc.
“The procedure for obtaining Bosch Rexroth approval is one of the most complex and long-lasting in comparison with other equipment manufacturers,” said Alexander Trukhan, general director of Gazpromneft Lubricants. “The acquired approval is the result of the intensive work of Gazpromneft Lubricants’ R&D Department specialists and unconditional evidence of our products’ quality that is now officially recommended for use in the most complex equipment,” he added.
Gazpromneft Lubricants Ltd. is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft that specialises in the production and sale of oils, lubricants and technical fluids. Established in November 2007, Gazpromneft Lubricants operates six production sites in Russia, Italy and Serbia. Total production volume amounts to 500,000 tonnes of high-quality oils, lubricants and technical fluids per year.