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ROCOL

High-Performance Wire Rope Lubricants

Address
ROCOL House, Wakefield Road,
Swillington,
Leeds,
LS26 8BS,
United Kingdom
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ROCOL HQ in Leeds, UK

ROCOL® provides engineers in the offshore and marine industries with high-performance lubrication solutions.

Wire rope lubrication products for the offshore industry

ROCOL has manufactured high-performance lubricants for more than 130 years.

The company supplies users with products that significantly improve the performance and durability of wire ropes.

ROCOL is a manufacturer of premium, high-performance wire rope lubricants.
BIOGEN WIRESHIELD® is fully compliant with the US VGP regulations and has been awarded the European Ecolabel, Licence no. UK/27/013.
More than three years of research has led to the development of ROCOL’s environmentally acceptable BIOGEN WIRESHIELD lubricant for wire ropes and ROV umbilicals.
BIOGEN WIRESHIELD’s advanced pseudo-plastic rheology increases lubricant penetration, ensuring protection at the cable core.
BIOGEN WIRESHIELD is available in pack sizes of 18kg (Part Code 20064) and 160kg (Part Code 20069).
BIOGEN WIRESHIELD exhibited a zero galvanic reaction, demonstrating excellent anti-corrosion protection during 1,000h of salt spray testing.
ROCOL’s anti-seize and assembly products are specifically formulated to reduce downtime and the costs of assembly.
The company’s PFPE greases are oxygen-compatible, non-combustible and highly resistant to acid, solvent and chemicals.
ROCOL’s Open Gear lubricants offer excellent resistance to corrosion and wear, even in damp and wet conditions.
ROCOL is based in Leeds, UK, where it develops and manufactures industrial lubricants and line-marking systems.

ROCOL’s premium wire rope lubricants operates at a range of temperatures to significantly reduce friction, costs and wear, as well as provide corrosion protection and maximise service life.

Lubricants for wire ropes and ROVs

ROCOL’s BIOGEN WIRESHIELD® is a US Vessel General Permit (VGP) compliant lubricant for wire ropes and remote-operated vessel (ROV) umbilicals.

The product has been awarded the European Ecolabel, Licence no. UK/27/013, independently verifying that BIOGEN WIRESHIELD meets strict environmental standards and VGP regulations that require operators to use only ecologically safe lubricants.

ROCOL’s wire rope lubricant has been developed to comply with environmental requirements, without compromising on day-to-day operational performance.

More than three years of research by industry-leading chemists at ROCOL has led to the development of BIOGEN WIRESHIELD. It is proven to excel in the most adverse environments, providing outstanding corrosion-resistance. It exhibited zero galvanic reaction after 1,000h in salt spray testing and offers shear stability in saltwater, showing excellent results and little degradation in testing.

Shear-thinning lubricants

BIOGEN WIRESHIELD’s pseudoplastic rheology means that shear or agitation causes a reduction in dynamic viscosity, which allows maximum penetration into the core of wire ropes and umbilicals. It also increases pumpability during automatic application to minimise blockages.

Its highly tenacious grease texture optimises wash-off and fling-resistance, which guarantees protection when wet.

Environmentally acceptable lubricants are often said to have as having reduced performance capabilities when compared with traditional mineral oil lubricants. A ‘no-compromise’ approach has been taken to the development of BIOGEN WIRESHIELD, leading to its performance capabilities equalling or outperforming mineral oil competitors.

Anti-seize and assembly lubricants

The ROCOL anti-seize and assembly lubricant range is specifically formulated to reduce downtime and assembly costs. The products provide a durable barrier between metal and metal surfaces, offering protection against galling, pick-up and corrosion.

Premium-quality, anti-seize products ease future dismantling and protect fasteners against wet, dirty and hot conditions. Furthermore, ROCOL anti-seize products offer excellent water-resistance and corrosion protection, making them ideal for subsea applications.

Perfluoropolyether greases for adverse environments

ROCOL’s extreme-resistance perfluoropolyether (PFPE) greases are designed to operate in hostile environments. Greases used in the marine and offshore industries are often exposed to aggressive environments and chemicals. PFPE greases are an ideal choice where grease compatibility is essential.

ROCOL’s PFPE greases are recommended by the UK Ministry of Defence diving and breathable air control systems, and often used in ‘fit and forget’ and ‘sealed for life’ lubricant applications.

Open gear lubricants

Designed to reduce equipment failure and downtime, ROCOL’s Open Gear lubricants offer excellent corrosion-resistance, even in humid, damp and wet conditions, making them ideal for use in the marine and offshore industries.

The company’s TUFGEAR range of grease and spray lubricants are designed for effective lubrication and protection, whilst providing outstanding environmental performance (EP).

Simplifying the VGP and EALs

The Vessel General Permit for Discharges Incidental to the Normal Operation of Vessels (VGP) is a US licence, which works alongside the Clean Water Act.

ROCOL at SPE Offshore Europe Conference & Exhibition

ROCOL® will be in attendance at the SPE Offshore Europe conference & exhibition this month. The exhibition will be hosted at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre from 8 to 11 September.

9 September 2015

ROCOL

ROCOL House, Wakefield Road
Swillington
Leeds
LS26 8BS
United Kingdom

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