THE ADVANTAGES OF STRATCO’S GREASE PROCESS
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.
Enhanced heat transfer and mixing characteristics maximize process efficiency and result in utility savings for both electrical and heating fuel.
Controlled pressure reaction conditions inhibit undesirable “foaming” and result in a more complete reaction of thickener components.
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.
The high shear and fine dispersion can significantly reduce the homogenizing or milling process, which is both time consuming and energy consuming.
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.
Savings of up to 17% of manufacturing costs are typical.