Grease-based open gear lubricants: Multi-service products - Development and evaluation

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 95, No. 1059, 2002
N. Samman and S.N. Lau
Abstract A series of new, grease-based, solventfree
open gear lubricants were developed to
meet the demanding service requirements of
mining equipment. The use of these products
has resulted in better performance under conditions of temperature extremes and in terms of longer component lives. They have gained widespread acceptance within the mining communities for such applications as the lubrication of mining shovels, draglines and ball mills. These products are WHMIS non-controlled and are environmentally acceptable. The benefits and advantages of using this type of product to lubricate mining equipment as well as the field evaluation and experience will be discussed.
Keywords: Mining, Open gear, Gear lubricant, Grease, Multi-service
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