Announces state-owned oil company Pertamina as licensee
Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany and one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, has launched Dynavis, a technology that optimizes the viscosity of hydraulic fluids in Indonesia. With PT Pertamina Lubricants, a subsidiary of state-owned oil company PT Pertamina, as its first official licensee, the company hopes to bring new levels of efficiency to the mining Industry.
“Energy savings and emission reduction have been top priorities in formulating our lubricant products. We share this vision with Evonik. And, considering the proven performance of Evonik’s DYNAVIS technology, we agreed to join efforts in contributing to energy savings and emission reduction, especially in the industrial sector,” said Andria Nusa, Sales & Marketing Director at PT Pertamina Lubricants, at the announcement on the first day of the Mining and Engineering Indonesia trade show, which was held from Oct. 19-21 at JI Expo in Kemayoran, North Jakarta.
Pertamina Lubricants, the Indonesian leader in automotive and industrial lubricants, is thus able to start offering its customers its hydraulic fluid formulated with DYNAVIS technology through its Turalik HE Series. With a combination of premium base oil and the right additive, Turalik HE Series has proven itself in providing better equipment productivity, increasing pump and fuel efficiency and extending equipment lifetimes. At the same time, Turalik HE allows for longer oil drain intervals due to its thermal stability, which minimizes oil breakdown, oil thickening and deposit or sludge formation.
“We are very optimistic about the market opportunities for Turalik HE. Pertamina Lubricants is fully committed to working with our customers and OEMs through our field technical support unit for product trials and performance evaluations. This is a real step forward in achieving sustainable development in industrial sectors,” Andria added.
The mining industry is a substantial sector for the Indonesia. The coal mining industry contributes significantly to Indonesia’s economic development; at the same time, improving operational efficiency has topped the agenda of the industry following the downturn in commodity prices over the last few years.
At this year’s Mining & Engineering Indonesia, Evonik Industries also presented its DYNAVIS technology and demonstrate how it can bring a new level of efficiency to hydraulic fluids for the mining industry. Like most oils, hydraulic oils lose viscosity at high temperatures. In this state, the hydraulic fluid transfers less hydraulic energy through the hydraulic fluid system, because it has become hot and thin-bodied; “internal leakage” within the system increases and efficiency drops in the desired direction of flow. In contrast, using a fluid formulated with DYNAVIS technology results in less internal leakage and the hydraulic fluid system retains its efficiency, even at high temperatures. At the other end of the temperature scale, in extreme cold, oils become increasingly viscous and more and more difficult to pump. As a result, the hydraulic system consumes more energy, primarily through its pump drive. Here too, fluids formulated with DYNAVIS technology reduce the pump’s energy consumption.
As a leading provider of oil additives, Evonik develops technologies to improve fuel and energy efficiency, as well as productivity, with its DRIVONTM and NUFLUXTM technologies in engine oils, driveline fluids and gear oils. Industrial and off-highway equipment achieve fuel and energy savings with DYNAVISTM technology for hydraulic fluids. Other specialty products from the Oil Additives business include high-performance additives for fuels and refinery products. DYNAVIS, DRIVONTM and NUFLUXTM are brands of Evonik Industries.
The Resource Efficiency brings together Evonik’s activities in specialty chemicals for industrial applications. The Resource Efficiency segment supplies high performance materials for environmentally friendly as well as energy- efficient systems to the automotive, paints & coatings, adhesives, construction, and many other industries. This segment employed about 7,800 employees, and generated sales of around €4 billion in 2014.