Following its recent introduction of the Q8 Brunel range, the company’s latest revolution in water soluble machining and grinding fluids, Q8Oils is delighted to announce that Q8 BrunelXF 343 has fulfilled and passed the criteria for Snecma Safran 455-201-0-00-B aerospace approval.


Snecma Safran isone of the world’s leading manufacturers of engines for civil and military aircraft applications; and a specialist designer and manufacturer of rocket engines for launch vehicle and satellites.


Commenting for Q8Oils, product manager for metal manufacturing Stuart Duff says: “This isa significant achievement for Q8 Brunel XF 343; and complements the success weare delivering with the whole range of Q8 Brunel soluble metalworking products.”


Independent qualification testing of Q8 Brunel XF 343 was carried by the Bureau Veritas Laborotoires and included stress corrosion tests on titanium alloy, hotcorrosion testing for aluminium and nickel alloys and loss of mass tests foraluminium alloy.


The approval from Snecma Safran extends the opportunities for the Q8 Brunel range beyond Europe and into North Africa, China, USA and Mexico. The approval also confirms the capability of Q8 Brunel XF 343 and opens other opportunities within the Global aerospace sector.


Q8 Brunel XF343 is designed for milling, turning, drilling/deep-hole drilling, threading, reaming and broaching operations. It has been developed specifically for the aerospace sector for the machining of aerospace aluminium alloys including 7000series, titanium alloys, Inconel and copper alloys.


Stuart goes onto say that this new Q8 Brunel range is so advanced that it has the potential to reduce the operating costs for every customer. “With the introduction of Q8 Brunel, we have reinvented the way that the industry approaches soluble metalworking fluid chemistry by developing a completely new approach that focuses onthree key customer requirements – product performance, environmental protection and operator health.”


All Q8 Brunel grades comply with TRGS 611 and are suitable for use in hard and soft water where they display low foaming properties. They are ideal for high speed machining applications and the demanding fluid delivery pressures found on modern machine tools; and it is here where significant tool life improvements are achievable.


In addition, all Q8 Brunel grades are suitable for use in hard or soft water with ultra-low foaming properties, and are ideally suited for high speed machining applications and the demanding fluid delivery pressures found on modern machine tools.


For further information on the Brunel Range, please email [email protected] or call +44 (0)113 2365204.

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