Since hydraulic elevators need hydraulic fluid to operate you will need to make a choice of what type of product to use. There are two main types to choose from, standard petroleum-based or biodegradable products. We highly recommend biodegradable fluid for many reasons.
What’s the best hydraulic fluid to use for your elevator?
There are obvious environmental and safety reasons to use biodegradable fluid, but one of the best advantages is no odor. Petroleum-based fluids have a distinctive smell that is especially unpleasant to many people. In most cases, the machine-room that houses the pump containing this fluid will be located inside a home. There are also advantages for service and repair in the future.
There are several companies that manufacturer biodegradable hydraulic fluid. HydroSafe is known for quality products that are made for use with elevators. Many companies including Otis, Thyssenkrupp, Kone, and Schindler already use this product for commercial elevators.
The HydroSafe biodegradable hydraulic fluids are bio-based lubricants that perform like synthetics. They are patented bio-based hydraulic fluids designed to be environmentally friendly, safe, and totally biodegradable.