800 POLYMER is a viscosity improver that blends readily with many different types of fluids. It is designed to provide an improvement in the body or viscosity of the oil to solve a problem. 800 POLYMER is often used in areas where an improvement in the oil’s viscosity may help. 800 POLYMER is a synthetic product which mixes completely with oils and become part of the oil.
Full product specs:
Is A Viscosity Improver
800 POLYMER can help reduce noise and provide extra film strength by improving an oil’s body and viscosity. The viscosity improvement helps to protect against metal contact, friction, and heat. 800 POLYMER is designed with specially modified coils. These coils uncurl when a lubricant is cool and then coil up when the lubricant is running hot. This allows the 880 Polymer to maintain the viscosity of the oil which results in more consistent performance in the equipment. This, in turn, helps to reduce noise and to improve lubrication. The reduced friction and reduced heat improves component life and allows the lubricant to enjoy longer life because of reduced thermal degradation. Remember, the ability to reduce heat can significantly improve a lubricant’s life, as well as that of the vital equipment.
For Hydraulic Oils
Most often the reason for 800 POLYMER usage in hydraulic systems is to help reduce leakage. The tackiness imparted by 800 POLYMER helps to retard leakage. By adding 800 POLYMER to an SAE 10 hydraulic oil to boost viscosity, you can cut down on leakage. At the same time have a hydraulic oil with a lower pour point than if you used an SAE 20 hydraulic oil in the system. The SAE 10 hydraulic oil with 800 POLYMER could be considered an all-weather type product with a wider temperature operating range.
For Motor Oils
With motor oils the 800 POLYMER can increase the viscosity in such a fashion to make it perform better in higher temperatures. For example, you may be running a straight 30 weight oil and discover by adding 800 POLYMER the motor oil then performs better at higher temperatures. The oil might start performing like an SAE 40 motor oil at those higher temperatures. This will also reduce leakage in bad seals as well as improve the fluid film lubrication and protect the bearings. Do not add 800 POLYMER to a dirty engine oil. The engine oil and filter should be changed prior to the addition of the 800 POLYMER.
For Old And New Equipment
Using 800 POLYMER is not reserved to old equipment only. It can help to preserve the like-new performance you have with a newly acquired piece of equipment. If you reduce friction wear, you help cut out costly rebuilding and replacing expenditures. The addition of 800 POLYMER to older equipment will keep it performing longer and less expensively due to its ability to act as a “shot in the arm” to a lubricant. Many lubricants can lose their original viscosity under stress. 800 POLYMER helps return the lubricant to its original state faster all while preventing undue wear and tear on the moving parts. 800 POLYMER protects by improving tackiness and improving the viscosity of the lubricant.
For Gear Oils
In gear box applications the 800 POLYMER is usually added to reduce leakage. However, depending on the amount of product added you could actually make the gear lubricant perform over a wider range of temperatures. For example, if you had an ISO #220 gear lubricant and then you found an application for an industrial gear lube ISO #320 you could simply add the proper amount of 800 POLYMER to the ISO #220 gear lube and achieve increased viscosity necessary to perform as an ISO #320. This could help reduce inventories in an industrial plant.
Has Economical Mixing Ratios
For best mixing 800 POLYMER should be added when the oil is warm or hot. The mixing ratio is as follows:
For hydraulic oil mix 6 ounces per gallon
To motor oils mix 8 ounces per gallon
For gear lubes mix 10 ounces per gallon or
1.5 ounces per pound.
These ratios will boost the viscosity slightly and economically without excess dilution of important chemistry like anti-wear or extreme pressure.