Evonik specialists presenting on efficiency benefits of hydraulic fluid at IFPE 2014

Presentations from Evonik during IFPE 2014 will focus on hydraulic fluid use in hybrid vehicles, and the use of energy-efficient hydraulic fluids to help reduce GHG emissions in off-highway equipment.

The oil additives specialists from Evonik will deliver two presentations during the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE) on March 4-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Steven Herzog, Oil Additives OEM Liaison Manager at Evonik, will deliver a presentation titled “The Effects of Fluid Properties on the Efficiency of Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles” on March 6 at 11:00 a.m. Herzog will explain the research program created to test the effects of hydraulic fluid properties on the efficiency of hydraulic hybrid vehicles. The test results of the program will offer developers of hydraulic hybrid systems insights on how fluids impact the efficiency of their systems.

Thomas Schimmel, Oil Additives Business Segment Manager for Hydraulic Fluids at Evonik, will deliver a presentation titled “Improving Fuel Efficiency, Productivity and Reducing GHG Emissions of Off-Highway Equipment Through the Use of Energy-Efficient Hydraulic Fluids” on March 6 at 11:30 a.m. Schimmel will discuss how the global resource efficiency megatrend is impacting the demand for more energy-efficient construction equipment, which is driving hydraulic fluid performance trends. He will also explain the significant contribution shear-stable high viscosity index (VI) hydraulic fluids can make in terms of economic and environmental measures. The presentation is based on a paper authored by Schimmel, Michaël Alibert, Frank Olaf-Maehling, and Torsten Bartels.

Co-located at the Las Vegas Convention Center is the CONEXPO-CON/AGG exposition, where Evonik’s DYNAVIS technology team will be exhibiting in the Platinum Lot, Stand #7019 on March 4 to 8. DYNAVIS technology is an innovative approach to achieving higher levels of fuel efficiency and productivity developed by scientists at Evonik Industries for hydraulic equipment.