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Engine Coolants for the Mining Industry

47-49 Redgum Drive,
Dandenong South,
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PrixMax develops, manufactures and supplies OEM quality, long life and environmentally sustainable engine coolants, treatments and additives to the mining industry for all types of surface, subsurface and underground equipment.

PrixMax offers a complete range of cooling system maintenance services, from site visits; fleet audits and staff training; to an advanced coolant laboratory testing and the analysis programme, Coolcheck®.

PrixMax understands what it takes to operate under challenging conditions. For over 20 years, equipment managers at some of the world’s largest mining operations have trusted PrixMax coolants and maintenance solutions to protect their engines and prevent unscheduled downtime.

Premium antifreeze coolants for heavy-duty vehicles and equipment

PrixMax’s range of premium heavy-duty antifreeze coolants includes PrixMax MEG95 and PrixMax Heavy Duty N-ELC.

PrixMax is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium long life and environmentally sustainable engine coolants, treatments and additives that deliver longer equipment life, reduce downtime and add value to mining customers worldwide.
PrixMax offers complete support in the field with a fully qualified staff of technical representatives, product managers, maintenance experts and PhD qualified laboratory personnel.
PrixMax provides remote sites with end-to-end water treatment systems and coolant batching plants to provide fast, cost-effective access to properly blended coolants.
PrixMax’s range of coolants and related products are developed to suit a wide variety of applications, enabling a single product to be inventoried across an entire fleet.
Engines at overhaul after running on PrixMax coolants are consistently proven to be clean and free from corrosion, fretting, pitting and cavitation after over 30,000 hours of operation. PrixMax has proven performance in the field for over 20 years.
PrixMax’s Coolcheck coolant analysis programme provides access to a highly specialised, industry leading coolant testing laboratory that is part of the ASTM Proficiency Testing Programme (PTP) for engine coolants run by the ASTM Committee D15 on engine coolants and related fluids.
PrixMax offers tailored on-site training for our mining customers regarding proper cooling system maintenance practices to ensure that their equipment is running at peak performance.
PrixMax draws on decades of industry leadership and product development to offer a range of engine coolants and related products suited for the mining industry, including coolants for haul trucks, loaders and other earthmoving equipment.
PrixMax develops and manufactures products from ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accredited facilities, and provides consistent international supply through a broad distribution network.
PrixMax RCP Platinum® is the latest in the RCP range of glycol-free engine coolants, designed for mining applications and offering ultra long service life, superior heat transfer efficiency and environmental and workplace safety. RCP Platinum was the first coolant in the world to be certified carbon neutral.

PrixMax MEG95 is a universal heavy duty coolant recommended for all engines requiring a nitrite- and silicate-free coolant meeting ASTM D6210 and a wide variety of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications.

PrixMax Heavy Duty N-ELC is recommended for use in trucks, buses and heavy duty equipment requiring a nitrite-inhibited product, where ASTM D6210, Cat® EC-1 and TMC RP329 are cited. The advanced nitrited organic additive technology (NOAT) incorporates a nitrite and molybdate inhibitor package to deliver outstanding wet sleeve liner pitting and corrosion protection.

Ultra long-life coolants for underground mining and environmentally sensitive sites

PrixMax is an industry leader in the development and supply of next-generation, ultra long life glycol-free engine coolants and corrosion inhibitors for the mining industry.

For mines operating in warmer climates, PrixMax’s glycol-free engine coolants are designed to provide superior heat transfer and cooling efficiency; super long life protection against corrosion, pitting and erosion for all system metals; and extended service protection for all OEM seals and elastomers.

For underground mining applications in particular, PrixMax RCP coolants also eliminate the potential for fire hazards associated with combustible glycol-based antifreeze coolants.

PrixMax RCP Platinum® is the latest in this line of coolant technology, incorporating an organic additive technology (OAT) heavy duty corrosion inhibitor package which can provide a service life of up to eight years or 1,250,000km of on-road use and eight years or 24,000 hours of off-road use.

PrixMax RCP Platinum® and PrixMax RCP were the first coolants in the world to be certified Carbon Neutral.

Tested and proven by major OEMs

PrixMax’s heavy-duty coolants have been tested and proven to meet major OEM requirements and industry specifications.

Both PrixMax MEG95 and Heavy Duty N-ELC have been formulated to meet ASTM D6210 – the international standard specification for glycol-based coolants for heavy-duty engines. Furthermore, PrixMax MEG95 meets or exceeds the specific requirements of numerous major OEMs, including Cummins®, DAF®, Detroit®, Hitachi®, Komatsu®, Liebherr®, MAN®, MTU® and Waukesha®.

PrixMax RCP – which boasts arguably the most extensive field experience in Australia and Southeast Asia in mining applications of any comparable product on the market – has been tested to meet or exceed a broad range of OEM specifications for glycol-free coolants, including those set by Bergen Engines®, Detroit®, Jenbacher®, Liebherr®, MAN® and MTU®.

Utilising coolant technology that has been tested and proven to meet major industry and OEM requirements, PrixMax’s heavy duty engine coolants can be inventoried with confidence across entire equipment fleets.

Coolant analysis and product development laboratories

PrixMax offers a full service preventative maintenance programme and product support through a dedicated technical support team, backed by PrixMax’s purpose built coolant testing and product development laboratories.

The PrixMax Coolcheck coolant analysis programme is a unique and advanced preventative maintenance service that helps to extend equipment service life through accurate, regular level two testing of engine coolants.

Coolant testing enables equipment maintenance managers to identify a range of potential issues with the system before they become serious enough to cause failure or shorten service life.

Fluid dispensing equipment and water treatment plants

For remote mining sites, PrixMax has developed tailored batching units and water treatment and filtration plants to allow for easy, cost-effective access to ready-mixed glycol-free engine coolants.

Additives and treatments

PrixMax complements its heavy-duty coolant range with products that are designed to help extend the service life of equipment.

The PrixMax additives and treatments range includes PrixMax radiator flush, radiator descaler, heavy duty supplemental coolant additives (SCAs), rim and tyre protectors, open system inhibitors, cooling system oil removers, diesel fuel treatments, re-manufactured engine cooling system conditioners, and other specialised corrosion inhibitors.

Tailored product formulations

With complete technical, laboratory, and research and development capabilities, PrixMax has the ability to offer tailored product solutions to suit any engine and any application.

About PrixMax

PrixMax is an industry-leading coolant manufacturer and supplier based in Australia. PrixMax was the first 100% Australian owned coolant company to introduce organic additive technology (OAT) coolants meeting key OEM specifications into the automotive, transport, oil & gas and mining industries in Australasia and Southeast Asia.

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