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STRATCO® semi-continuous grease process has been documented in various trade and research publications. Below you can find how STRATCO® has contributed to the lubricating grease field.

STRATCO HOSTS RIBBON CUTTING AT NEW WORLD HEADQUARTERS, WITH SCOTTSDALE MAYOR JIM LANE & INTERNATIONAL GUESTS

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- STRATCO, Inc. celebrated its new world headquarters Open House with a special event that coincided with the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) Annual Meeting, Oct. 15-18, 2016. This event was highlighted by a ribbon cutting ceremony and champagne toast with Scottsdale Mayor, Jim Lane. The annual meeting is an international draw, and over 100 people attended the event at STRATCO in the Scottsdale Airpark district....

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IT’S NEW, NEW, NEW FOR STRATCO, INC.; BACKED BY 88 YRS’ EXPERIENCE & A REPUTATION FOR ENGINEERING EXPERTISE & CUSTOMER SERVICE

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – STRATCO, Inc. has a lot of NEW, NEW, NEW to share as Q2 of 2016 comes to a close. We’re talking new logo, new headquarters with a new lab, and a new Grease plant using STRATCO’s process design opening in Jakarta, Indonesia…. All exciting news, backed by the same STRATCO reputation for engineering expertise and customer service people have come to expect the past 88 years...

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GREASE KETTLES

STRATCO, Inc. designs Contactor™ reactors and Grease Kettles in any size to suit the Customer’s needs.

    STRATCO, Inc. has been:
  • Designing entire Grease Plants
  • Offering turn-key projects from refining base oils to lube plants to grease production
  • Designing equipment fabricated according to the regulations of pressure vessel fabrication for different countries
  • Developing formulations with Customers in our Research & Development Laboratory
  • Designing and supplying long-lasting equipment for the Petrochemical Industry
  • Designing and supplying kettles fabricated for pressure or atmospheric operation
  • Authoring and co-authoring technical papers with our Customers, providing the Industry with 89 years of mixing expertise
  • Testing and supplying chemicals for your formulations
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GREASE PROCESS

THE ADVANTAGES OF STRATCO’S GREASE PROCESS

IMPROVED YIELD:
The high shear rate gives a more uniform dispersion of thickener into the oil, resulting in a product which yields more grease per unit weight of thickener.

REDUCED PRODUCTION TIME:
High internal circulation rate and large heat transfer surface (triple that of a conventional kettle) allow rapid heating and saponification. This cuts processing time in half.

EFFICIENCY:
Enhanced heat transfer and mixing characteristics maximize process efficiency and result in utility savings for both electrical and heating fuel.

PRESSURE OPERATION:
Controlled pressure reaction conditions inhibit undesirable “foaming” and result in a more complete reaction of thickener components.

VACUUM OPERATION:
Designed for full vacuum operation to very effectively dehydrate the grease by the continual exposure of fresh product surface to the vapor space when passing over the top of the internal circulation tube.

DIRECT FINISHING:
The high shear and fine dispersion can significantly reduce the homogenizing or milling process, which is both time consuming and energy consuming.

FLEXIBILITY:
All standard calcium, sodium, lithium, compound and complex soap greases including polyurea, can be produced in a single Contactor reactor. Cleaning between batches of dissimilar greases is simple and very effective.

CONSISTENCY and UNIFORMITY:
High heat transfer coefficient and high internal circulation results in tight time-temperature control and highly uniform dispersion of thickeners, allowing a high level of repeatability and consistent product quality between batches.

OPERATIONAL SAVINGS:
Savings of up to 17% of manufacturing costs are typical.

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