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Sub-zero temperatures mean more maintenance

The sub-zero temperatures required for freezing, chilling and cooling processes require frequent maintenance.

During cleanings, rapid temperature increases cause air expansion in bearings, allowing water or moisture to enter. Corrosion and grease emulsification often follows, causing metal-to-metal contact and high friction. In extreme cases, ring fractures can result from blocking caused by frozen water or lubricant. Results can be costly, ranging from purging operations that require large amounts of expensive food-grade grease, to bearing failures and unplanned stoppages.

Decrease maintenance costs with SKF

SKF can help protect equipment from the costly effects of sub-zero temperature environments. Advanced bearing, sealing and lubrication solutions from SKF can help make freezing, chilling and cooling processes more cost-effective and less maintenance-intensive.
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