Ryland Research - Engineering Expertise in the Process Industry

The customer needed to manufacture brake fluid in-house to stop paying punitive import tariffs.

Therefore, we designed the plant to blend two-pack liquid systems from a major manufacturer into DOT 3 brake fluid.  This met the import requirements and the technical standards required of the fluid.

Brake Fluid Blending requires a completely dry atmosphere because this type of fluid is strongly hygroscopic and any water absorption reduced its temperature range, compromising vehicle safety in heavy braking situations. To make this possible, a moisture free environment provided by a nitrogen blanket that was desiccated in silica gel columns.

It featured:

  • Stainless Steel contact surfaces
  • Raw Material barrel siphoning
  • Raw Material and finished product buffer tanks
  • Variable speed mixer
  • Volumetric flow metering
  • Skid mounting