Food Grade Hydraulic Fluids are lubricants designed for use in hydraulic systems within food processing facilities, where there may be occasional contact with food. They are also suitable for application in the maintenance of bearings, chains, and valves in canning and bottling equipment.

These specialized fluids are formulated using synthetic hydrocarbons known as Poly Alpha Olefins, combined with carefully crafted additive blends. This unique composition ensures exceptional wear resistance, temperature stability, and safeguards against the accumulation of varnish and deposits.


Food Grade Hydraulic Fluids meet the NSF H-1 approval where incidental food contact can occur. All fluid components comply with FDA 21 CFR 178.3570 “Lubricants with incidental food contact”.


Food Grade Hydraulic Fluids come highly recommended for use in hydraulic systems located in food processing facilities where there’s a chance of occasional food contact. Additionally, they serve as ideal lubricants for bearings, chains, and valves within canning and bottling machinery. These versatile fluids can be applied through various methods, such as bath reservoirs, force-feed lubricators, or circulating pumps.


  • Boast an extended service life compared to the majority of mineral-based lubricants.
  • Minimize maintenance needs related to wear and the accumulation of mineral oil deposits.
  • Prolong the lifespan of equipment.
  • Compatible with both mineral oils and most synthetic oils.
  • Significantly diminish the risk of varnish lacquering and deposits.
  • Drastically lower the potential for fire and explosion hazards.
  • Possess a high viscosity index, enhancing overall system performance.
  • Comply with all the stipulated requirements outlined in FDA Regulation 21 CFR 178.3570.

Food Grade Hydraulic Fluids have a shelf life of up to two years from the date of manufacture, provided they are stored in a closed container away from heat and moisture.

Vesta suggests that the equipment manufacturers’ recommendations for viscosity grade, performance requirements and general operating conditions should be checked prior to use.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES Property  ASTM Method   Typical Results 
Code VI5- 289529002905
ISO Grade324668
Viscosity (cSt) @100°CD-4555.77.79.7
Viscosity IndexD-2270126135137
Specific Gravity @15°CD-12980.830.830.84
Pour Point (°C)D-97-55-55-45
Flash Point (°C)D-92240250250

Available in:         200 Litres and 20 Litres

Item Code:        VI5-2895 (32), VI5-2900 (46), VI5-2905 (68)

Product Informations

Product Data Sheet

Material Safety Data Sheet