Muennich to Speak on Hydraulic Fluid Failures at Reliable Plant 2016

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Doug Muennich, RelaDyne Varnish Mitigation specialist, will be presenting an informative session at this year's Reliable Plant Conference and Exhibition in Louisville, Kentucky.

RelaDyne, one of the nation’s leading providers of lubricants, fuel, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and industrial reliability services, will be exhibiting its latest Varnish Mitigation services at the upcoming Reliable Plant Conference & Exhibition. With more than 150,000 square feet of exhibit hall space and 75+ learning sessions and workshops, the Reliable Plant Conference covers every facet of industrial lubrication, oil analysis and reliability in one three-day event, held this year April 5-7 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Doug Muennich, RelaDyne Varnish Mitigation specialist, will be presenting an informative session on “The Real Reasons Why Hydraulic Fluids Fail.” With 30 years of experience as a lubrication engineer focusing on oil degradation and varnish mitigation, Doug has been instrumental in introducing varnish mitigation technology into the gas turbine and power generation markets worldwide. During his extensive lubrication career, Doug spent 5 years studying the products of oil oxidation and the formation of varnish with Dr. Akira Sasaki of Kleentek Japan. Doug has been recognized as a Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS) through the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) for the last 10 years.

Doug’s presentation on April 7 will explore the various mechanisms causing hydraulic fluid degradation and the most effective methods for detecting and avoiding premature fluid failure. “Hydraulic oils are subjected to increased stresses in today’s modern systems,” says Muennich. “Many of these problems can be addressed through proper oil analysis techniques.”

At Booth 221, RelaDyne will be exhibiting the company’s latest reliability solutions, including its patent-pending varnish removal process, known as Varnish Mitigation, which removes harmful system varnish from lubrication systems. The process addresses varnish as a holistic approach to remove lubricating oil varnish and system varnish without interrupting customer production, bringing long-term varnish solutions to RelaDyne customers.

“We look forward to showcasing our varnish mitigation solutions and sharing our knowledge with Reliable Plant attendees,” says Dan Oehler, RelaDyne Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We know many industrial companies battle varnish daily, and we are excited for the opportunity to discuss our solutions with them.”

Join RelaDyne, Booth 221, at Reliable Plant 2016 by redeeming your free exhibit pass.

About RelaDyne    
RelaDyne, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is an industry leading lubricant, fuel, and DEF distributor providing customers with integrated reliability management services for industrial and commercial businesses in the United States. RelaDyne was formed in 2010 by the combination of four industry leaders – Mid-Town Petroleum, Inc. (Bridgeview, IL), Oil Distributing Company (Cincinnati, OH), The Hurt Company, Inc. (Houston, TX) and Pumpelly Oil Company (Sulphur, LA). RelaDyne’s distribution platform spans more than 30 locations serving states in the Central US. In May 2014, RelaDyne’s industrial services business expanded with the acquisition of Turbo Filtration Corporation (TFC), enhancing their offering to key industrial customers throughout the US. The company also benefits from the support of its business-building financial partner, AEA Investors LP, which manages funds worth approximately $6 billion of invested and committed capital. For more information, visit

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