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Petro-Canada Greases

Agenda
Grease Definition
How Greases Function
Reasons for Using A Grease
Grease Composition
Manufacturing Process
Evaluation of Greases
Recommended Practices
Grease Selection Tree
Feature & Benefits of PC Grease Line

Grease Definition
& Structure
A grease is a semi-solid formed as a result of
dispersing a thickener in a liquid lubricant.
In this colloidal dispersion, the oil is held in the 3-D
structure by:

Wetting of the particles, swelling to some extent (partial


solubility)

Capillary action

3-D voids (this is what we call free-oil)


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Grease Definition
& Structure
As a result:
Fibres are the best structure because they have the largest
surface to volume ratio.
Softer greases bleed more (more oil in the 3-D voids)
Soap particles held together by Van der Waals forces
Impact on manufacturing via concentrate approach:
Warm grease concentrate absorbs the oil easier
Dilution oil has to be added gradually to avoid flooding
which leads to a higher oil bleed
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Grease Structure

Lithium Complex Grease


Aluminum Complex Grease
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GREASE IS
A THICKENED OIL

NOT
A THICK OIL

1997 NLGI
Production Survey
ALL COUNTRIES
Straight lithium/lithium complex greases still dominate at

63.9% compared to 61.2% in 1996 (lithium complex remained


unchanged at 10.7%).
Calcium greases declined to 18.1% from 18.4% in 1996.
Aluminum/aluminum complex greases decreased marginally

to 4.4% from 4.6% in 1996 (mainly aluminum complex)


Polyurea greases remained unchanged at 3.8%.

How Do Greases Function?


Example: in a bearing
The rolling elements warm up in use and the temperature of
the bearing rises. The grease residing in the voids warms
up, softens and slumps into the path of the rolling elements,
the bearing cools down to the steady state value. When the
grease degrades (mechanically / oxidatively / thermally) the
rolling elements warm up, some more grease slumps into
the path of the rolling elements, the bearing cools down to
the steady state temperature and the cycle repeats itself.
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How Do Greases Function?


As a result:
Wear metals stay either in place or close by and are only

removed through purging out by the introduction of fresh


grease. Filtration / condition monitoring not possible
Heat exchange is poor with greases because they are good

insulators and heat cannot be removed by circulation as


with oils. Hence it is easy to see the need for higher
dropping point and more thermally / oxidatively stable
greases.
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How Do Greases Function?

Thickener or soap does contribute to


lubrication. Studies using
interferometry techniques have shown
that the lubricant film is thicker when
the thickener is present in the oil.
Sponge analogy is not accurate.

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Reasons for Using a Grease

Stays in place / Good adhesion / lower cost (long term)

Allows unattended service for long periods (SEALFOR-LIFE)

Require less frequent application for less accessible


locations

Simplify equipment design

Seals out contaminants


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Reasons For Using a Grease

Wide serviceability (load, speed, temperature &


environment)

Better under extreme conditions of temperature,


pressure, shock loading low speed or intermittent
operation

Solid additives can be used

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Grease Composition
Grease = Oil + Thickener + Additives
Base Oil (75-90%)
Thickener (5-25%)
Additives (0-5% or higher)

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Base Oils

Mineral Oils -Paraffinic, Naphthenic, Solvent


Refined, HT, IDW,
Synthetic Oils - PAO, PIB, Esters, Polyglycols,
Silicone, ...)
Vegetable oils
Impact:
- Fluidity at various temperatures
- Thickness of lubricating film (viscosity)
- Effect on performance / stability
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Viscosity Selection
SERVICE

BASE OIL VISCOSITY

Temperature:

High

High (or synthetic)

Medium

Medium

Low

Low (or synthetic)

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Viscosity Selection
SERVICE

BASE OIL VISCOSITY

Centralized system
(normal temperature)

Medium

Centralized system
(low temperature)

Medium, synthetic or low

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Viscosity Selection
SERVICE

BASE OIL VISCOSITY

Equipment

Maximum service life

High

Loaded

High

High speed

Medium

Electric motor

Medium

Open gears

High
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Viscosity Selection
SERVICE

Grease
Minimum loss

BASE OIL VISCOSITY


High

Low separation

High

Water resistance

High

Maximum sealing

High

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Thickeners

The fibre size and structure determine the properties of the


grease.

Most grease thickeners, e.g. Lithium, Calcium, etc., are


based on soaps formed by the reaction of a fatty acid, e.g.
12-Hydroxystearic acid and a base, e.g. Lithium
Hydroxide.

Certain greases are thickened by polymers, e.g. Polyurea,


and some by clays, e.g. Bentonite.

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Major Grease Types


Soaps

Inorganic

Lithium

Clay

Aluminum

Silica

Calcium

Barium

Organic

Polyurea
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Thickeners
POPULARITY OF THICKENERS
Soap based greases represent about 80% of the
total market.
Lithium soap products are the most dominant.
POPULARITY TRENDS
Soaps showing growth: complexes of lithium and
to some extent aluminum.
Another thickener showing growth: polyurea.
Decrease in popularity: calcium greases and
(already low) for sodium greases.
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Additives
Additives are added to greases to improve their properties.
The most commonly used additives are:

Extreme pressure additives to protect the metal surface


when subjected to load, with concentrations up to 5%.
Very often solid lubricants are also used e.g. molybdenum
disulfide and graphite.

Rust and corrosion inhibitors to protect metal parts against


chemical attack, with concentrations up to 2%.
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Additives
Other additives are also used but are less important and

added at lower concentrations, usually 1% or less e.g. dyes,


perfumes, tackifiers, flow improvers, anti-wear and
antioxidants.
Very often the additives play a dual role. For example

extreme pressure additives can also be antioxidants.


Cannot improve a badly manufactured grease with

additives.
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Manufacturing Process
The most popular greases, those based on metal soaps are
normally manufactured in three stages:

Reaction of the fatty acid and the metal hydroxide.

Removal of water and conditioning the soap by


heating followed by cooling to crystallize the soap
into the desired structure.

Addition of oils and additives, followed by milling,


filtration, deaeration and packaging.
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Typical
Manufacturing Process
Oil + Thickener
Ingredients

Additives

To Customers

Contactor
Packaging

Kettle

Transfer
Pump

Mill
(homogenizer)
Transfer
Pump

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Stratco Grease Contactor


HEATING OR
COOLING MEDIUM OUT

HEATING OR COOLING
MEDIUM OUT

SOLIDS FEED

LIQUID
OR SLURRY
FEEDS

INNER JACKET
OUTER JACKET
HEATING OR
COOLING
MEDIUM IN

PRODUCT
OUT

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Jacketed Vessel
for
Open-Kettle
Saponification

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Evaluation
IMPORTANT TESTS
Penetration
Mobility
Dropping Point
Water Washout
Timken OK
4-Ball EP
Compatibility

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Penetration

ASTM 217

Determine
Grease Consistency
Shear Resistance

Range of NLGI Consistencies

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Penetration
NLGI Grade
6
5
4
3
2 very common
1 common
0
00
000

Penetration (1/10mm)
Analog
85-115
Cheddar Cheese Spread
130-160
Smooth Pate
175-205
Frozen Yogurt
220-250
Vegetable Shortening
265-295
Peanut Butter
310-340
Tomato Paste
355-385
Brown Mustard
400-430
Applesauce
445-475
(Soft) Ketchup

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Dropping Point
ASTM D2265
The temperature at which the grease becomes soft enough to

form a drop and fall from the orifice of the test apparatus.
Evaluation of dropping points

Not recommended
Acceptable
Very good
Excellent

< 100C
100-200C
200-250C
> 300C

Not sufficient to evaluate the performance at high

temperature.
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Mobility
U.S. Steel DM 43
Determines the ease of pumpability

at low temperatures (i.e. -18C and


lower)
Acceptable results: 0.02 g/s and
higher for centralized lubrication
systems, 0.01 g/s and higher for
grease guns
Typical results: 0.04 - 0.06 g/s

Results
Resultsobtained
obtainedfor
for
commercial
commercialproducts:
products:
Mobility
Mobilityg/s
g/sat
at -18C
-18C
in
indecreasing
decreasingorder:
order:

Aluminum
AluminumComplex
Complexno.1
no.1
Lithium
Lithiumno.1
no.1
Lithium
Lithiumno.2
no.2
Lithium
LithiumComplex
Complexno.1
no.1
Calcium
CalciumComplex
Complexno.2
no.2

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Water Washout
Results
Resultsobtained
obtained for
for
commercial
commercialproducts.
products.
Resistance of the grease in a bearing A good resistance
A good resistance
to washout when subjected to a jet
results
results in
inlower
lowerlosses.
losses.
of water.
%
grease
loss
after
the
%
grease
loss
after
the
Results varies as a function of: 1test
testin
in decreasing
decreasing
soap, 2- base oil, 3- additives.
order:
order:
Acceptable results: (10% or less for
Lithium
Lithiumno.1
no.1
#1 grade, 5% or less for #2 grade)
Lithium
no.2
Lithium
no.2
Pertinent to paper and pulp
Lithium
LithiumComplex
Complex
industries.

ASTM D1264

Calcium
CalciumComplex
Complex
Aluminum
AluminumComplex
Complex

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Timken OK Load
ASTM D2509
Gives a measure of the extreme pressure properties of the

grease.
The higher the Timken OK load (kg or lb.) the better the

EP properties.
The results obtained are dependent on the EP additive.

The calcium greases have natural EP properties, but in


some cases EP additives are still required.
Good results: 18 kg and higher

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4-Ball EP
ASTM D2596
Determines the EP properties of a grease
The higher the weld load the better the EP properties.
Results obtained depend on the EP additive used.
Good results: 250 kg and higher

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Compatibility
Compatibility is a chemical effect but dilution is a physical

effect.
The two greases are mixed at 50/50 wt% and the penetration is
determined. This is repeated with other ratios / percentages
and the results plotted.
Observe that the consistency of the mixture increases versus
the consistency of the individual greases. Such a grease
mixture is considered incompatible.
Some manufacturers point out that >20% change is an
indication of incompatibility. Note that the greases become
less compatible with increasing temperatures.
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Compatibility of Mixtures
Grease
Mixture

Al

Li 12-HOSA

Polyurea

Li Complex

Ba

Si

Clay

Supreme
EP2

Multipurpose
EP2

Chevron
SRI 2

Precision
EP2

Barimol
Heavy

Thermex

Bentone
RM2

Li 12-HOSA

Multipurpose
EP2

Yes

Polyurea

Chevron
SRI 2

Yes

Yes

130

145

Li Complex

Precision
EP2

Yes

Yes

Yes

150

170

158

Ba

Barimol
Heavy

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

168

153

173

160

Si

Thermex

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

115

80

173

Clay

Bentone
RM2

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

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95

183

173

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Ca
Sulphonate

Grease
OG-2

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

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125

95

125

140

95

140

NOTE: The numerical value


represents the temperature of
incompatibility in degrees celsius.
* represents incompatibility at all
temperatures.

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Supreme EP2 / Grease OG2

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Recommended Practices
Select grease characteristics to match equipment

requirements
Plan changes to take account of potential grease

incompatibility
Inform operators about selected greases and

equipment requirements
Apply the grease by the most efficient method,

e.g. centralized lube system, grease gun, ...


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Recommended Practices
Ensure that the ultimate goal is met: lubrication

of moving parts, with little attention.


Keep the grease clean, until applied.
Fill the bearing to no more than 1/3 of its

capacity
Open the relief plug or fitting if available

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Recommended Practices
Monitor bearing temperatures during operation

before and after regreasing


Apply grease on schedule
Establish greasing frequency to match equipment

requirements
Review greasing frequency, if operating

conditions change
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Grease:
Service Categories
Regular
Premium
Specialty

PC Greases: Six major families and 55 brands

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GREASE: SELECTION TREE (1)


To select and recommend a grease for a particular

customer application, with specific performance


requirements, you need to consider several
important product characteristics to achieve this.
To help you make that choice, the Grease
Selection Tree is designed to attain this goal.
Product requirements
1- Non-technical
2- Technical
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GREASE SELECTION TREE (2)


1 - Non-technical

Colour

Price

Package

Colour

Light
Can be a customer requirement

Dyed
Desirable for many applications

Grey / black
Solid lubricants
Package

Price
Availability
Price

Low
For regular greases

Higher
For premium greases

High to V. High
For specialty greases
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GREASE SELECTION TREE (3)


2 - Technical
Thickener type

Temperature

Oil type

Environment

Load

Special applications

Speed
OEM specific requirements / specifications

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GREASE SELECTION TREE (4)


Thickener type
Compatibility issues
Thickener preference / need (customer)
Availability (Lithium, Lithium complex, Aluminum
complex, Barium complex, Silica, Clay and Calcium
Sulfonate complex)
Oil type
Mineral:
For regular service / performance
Synthetic:
Specific performance requirements
Vegetable:
Biodegradability
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GREASE SELECTION TREE (5)


Load

High:

Higher oil viscosity, EP, solid lubricant

Low:

Lower oil viscosity, EP (lesser)

Temperature

High:

Higher oil viscosity, stiffer grade

Low:

Lower oil viscosity, softer grade

Environment

Open / dusty:

Wet:

Stay in place (tacky)

Water tolerant / resistant

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GREASE SELECTION TREE (6)


Special application
Product designed for a specific function / application
Product with unique properties, best suited for a specific
application
OEM specific requirements / specifications
Specific OEM specification to be met
Specific OEM test requirements to be met (not regular
ASTM methods)
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PRECISION EP2, EP1, EP00, EMB


Lithium Complex Soap
Tacky
New generation of polymer enhanced multipurpose grease and Petro-Canadas best seller
Higher dropping point (hence higher temperature use)
EMB is non-EP, electric - motor grease, for higher speeds
Made with high quality mineral base-oil
EP00 grade for centralized lube systems on trucks and mobile equipment
Oil Viscosities in order: 160, 160, 120, 51, cSt @ 40C.
EP2 and EP1 meet NLGI GC-LB for wheel bearing and chassis lubrication
PRECISION MOLY EP-2, EP-1
Lithium Complex Soap
Tacky
Precision Greases with Molybdenum Disulfide and heavier oil viscosities for applications in shock loaded
equipment
Oil Viscosities are: 403 and 210 cSt @ 40C respectively
SUPREME EP2, EP1, LO-TEMP EP, ARCTIC, G-123, G-124 and Moly EP0
Aluminum Complex, high dropping point soap
Heavy oil visc. in EP1, EP2 grades make them excellent for heavy duty service in mining, forestry and steel
Lower viscosity oil in Lo-Temp and Arctic grades provide pumpability at low temperatures, down to -30C and
-45C respectively
Supreme G-123 & G124 multipurpose greases popular in truck lubrication
Supreme Moly EP0 meets the Caterpillar specs. for the lubrication of excavators and wheel loaders
Oil Viscosities are: 403, 403, 72, 36, 173, 173 and 159 cSt @ 40C respectively

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PRECISION GOLD
Lithium Complex Soap
Synthetic (hydrocarbon) oil
Wide temp range (-40C to 170 C)
Eliminates or reduces need to switch grades by season
Oil viscosity: 98 cSt @ 40C
Meets NLGI GC-LB for wheel bearing and chassis lubrication
PRECISION GOLD MOLY
As for Precision Gold, but with Molybdenum Disulfide added for vibration protection
All-season grease for equipment which demands Moly
Oil viscosity: 98 cSt @ 40C
PRECISION GOLD HEAVY & GOLD HEAVY EP00
Lithium Complex Soap
Synthetic Oil
High oil viscosity of 492 cSt @ 40C for heavily-loaded applications and wider temperature range
Enhanced antioxidant package for longer service life at higher temperatures

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VULCAN

ALL SEASON, ARCTIC, HEAVY, EGF 1000


Aluminum complex thickened gear fluids
Vulcan All Season and Arctic are environmentally friendly and solvent free
Vulcan All Season for wider operating temperature range of -45C to 40C
Arctic for very low temperature / sub-arctic applications from -50C to +10C
Vulcan Heavy for higher operating temperature range of -20C to 150C
EGF designed for heavily loaded enclosed gearboxes on-board mining equipment
Oil viscosities (base): 330, 69, 871 & 387 cSt @ 40C respectively

GEARSHIELD NC
Asphalt-based, for open gear systems on mills

Oil viscosity 5400 @ 40C

GEARSHIELD P
Semi-synthetic asphalt-free product designed for Mill open gears

Oil viscosity 8600 cSt @ 40C

GEAR DRESSING EP
High resistance to heat and water

Forms a tenacious film to protect gears against abnormally heavy loads and pressures

SEMI-FLUID GREASE EP

Designed for use in poorly sealed gear boxes and chain cases
Particularly suited for the lubrication of continuous miners in the Potash Industry

ARDEE EP000
Designed for the lubrication of air-operated rock drills

Applied through the same lubricator used for the rock drill oil

Lubricant mist-free operation

Oil viscosity 130 cSt @ 40C

CAM COMPOUND
Designed for the lubrication of the Rolling (Monighan) Cam mechanism of Bucyrus-Erie (B-E) draglines

Formulated to conform to the B-E X-2640 Scope B specification

Oil viscosity 75 cSt @ 40C

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PURITY FG, FG00

Aluminum complex based, NLGI 1.5 grade and 00 grade


USDA H1 approved for incidental food contact
White in colour
Oil viscosity: 160 cSt @ 40C

BARIMOL LIGHT, HEAVY AND DRILL ROD


Long fibred, highly tenacious, barium complex thickened

Barimols contain Molybdenum Disulfide solids for shock-load protection

Recommended for 5th wheel and chassis lubrication

Drill Rod for diamond drill rod lubrication (solid lubricant-free)

Oil viscosities: 68, 101, 155 cSt @ 40C respectively

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BENTONE RM2
Bentonite Clay thickened for non melt performance
Contains solid Molybdenum Disulfide for shock-load protection
Does not melt and has non drip properties
High temp bearing grease (150C)
Oil viscosity: 162 cSt @ 40C
THERMEX
Silica gel thickened, synthetic oil, NLGI 2 grade

Has good service life at temps >260C

Neither softens nor melts at high temp.

Leaves minimal residue on decomposition

Fluid viscosity: 240 cSt @ 40C

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WIRE ROPE FLUID 3000

Non-toxic and environmentally safe for use as a wire rope top dressing
Solvent-free
Gives excellent low temperature performance and exceptional load-carrying capability
Excellent rust protection

API MODIFIED THREAD COMPOUND

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Protects the threads against galling for casings, tubings and line pipes

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Provides a positive seal against drilling fluids

U TOOL JOINT COMPOUND


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Protects pipe joints against galling

S
Provides a positive seal against drilling mud pressure

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Features & Benefits


of
Petro-Canadas
Grease Line

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Agenda
Multipurpose Greases
Multiflex Greases
Precision Greases
Supreme Greases
Grease OGs
Peerless LLG

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Regular
Premium

Greases found in......General Manufacturing


Specialty
Sector

Food Industry
Fleet/Construction Industry
Forestry Industry
Mining Industry

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Multipurpose Greases
Multipurpose EP2, EP1, EP00, LoTemp EP

Good, all-round lithium-based


multipurpose products

Competitively priced with following


features:
products cover from low to high temps
good water resistance
good adherence, stays in place
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Multipurpose Greases
Better pumpability @ low temps. relative

to some complexes
Upsell to ....Precision line.....

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Multipurpose Greases
Competitive Products:
Exxon.........Lidok EP
Texaco...................Multiflak EP, Marfak
Shell.......................Alvania EP
Mobil......................Mobilux EP
Sun.........................Prestige
Fiske.......................Lubriplate 630 Series

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Multiflex Moly Greases


Grades: EP2, EP1, Lo-Temp EP, Special
Same basic features as Multipurpose line, except added solid

lubricants (moly/graphite). Solid lubricants improve the load


carrying capabilities of the product
The moly deposits on metal surfaces to provide a protective
barrier against damage, even when grease film is ruptured
Ideally suited for truck fleets, off-highway equipment and plant
machinery which require the EP and shock resistant properties
Multiflex Moly Special is a #1 grade all season product

Upsell to... Precision Moly/Precision Gold Moly...


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Multiflex Moly Greases


Competitive Products:

Exxon.................

Lidok EP Moly

Texaco................

Molytex

Shell....................

Retinax

Sun......................

Prestige Moly

Fiske....................

Lubriplate 3000

Tribol...................

Molub-Alloy 860 series


Multipurpose
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Precision EP Greases
Grades: EP2, EP1, EP00, EMB
Premium performance, multipurpose lithium-complex:

excellent resistance to water wash-out


wider temperature range than regular greases
operating range from -30C to +160C (continuous)
EMB is non-EP, for high speed electric motor bearings
Precision greases are the best choice where only one type of

grease must serve many uses

Upsell to......Precision Gold/Peerless.......


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Precision Moly EP Greases


Grades: Moly EP1, Moly EP2

Same basic features as Precision line except added Moly


at 3%.

Intended for heavy duty, shock-load and vibrating


applications

Upsell to.....Precision Gold Moly.......

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Precision EP / Precision Moly EP


Competitive Products:
Exxon/Esso.................Unirex/Lidok EP2 Moly
Shell............................Albida LC, Retinax LC/
CMX
Mobil...........................Mobilith series

Retinax

Competitive Assessment:
Precision has a little better EP properties, better low temp
pumpability and a much higher temperature capability than
most of the competitive products

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Precision Gold Grease &


Precision Gold Moly

Synthetic, lithium-complex, all season EP greases

Will operate continuously -40C to +170C

Formulated to provide the same superior protection as


other Precision greases but with longer life and improved
low temperature properties

Reduces/eliminates need for seasonal change-outs

Precision Gold Moly has added 3% Moly for added


vibration protection
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Precision Gold Grease &


Precision Gold Moly
Competitive Products:
Shell..............

Albida SLC

Mobil.............

Mobilith SHC 15, 46, 100

Exxon....

Unirex SHP / Epic EP Moly

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Precision Gold Heavy/


Gold Heavy EP00
Synthetic, hi-temp, EP Grease containing a very viscous

base oil which provides a superior lubricant film barrier


Operating temperature -25C to +170C, -40C to +170C

for EP00
Designed for heavy duty applications and long life at higher

temperatures
Specifically for dryer felt-roll bearings in paper machines,

and EP00 specifically for truck/trailer wheel-end bearings


Excellent water resistance, rust protection

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Precision Gold Heavy


Competitive Products:
Exxon.............Unirex SHP 1500 & 00
Shell ..Albida PPS
Mobil..........................Mobilith SHC 460
Competitive Assessment:
Precision Gold Heavy gives longer bearing life @ 160C than
Mobilith SHC 460
Has better high temperature capability than competitive products
Has lower water wash-out (stays in place and protects in very wet
conditions)
Has superior load carrying characteristics and film retention
properties

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Supreme Greases

Grades: EP2, EP1, Lo-Temp, Arctic, G-123, G124 & Moly


EP0
Aluminum complex soap maintains structure and consistency
without hardening and can be heated and cooled without
separation of oil and thickener
Better pumpability at low temps than other complex greases
Reversibility at higher temps, even close to the dropping pt.
Excellent resistance to water wash-off
Product of choice where you find heavy load at slow to
moderate speeds; it is not recommended for high speed
bearings
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Supreme Greases

Lo-Temp and Arctic grades recommended for centralized


grease systems

Supreme G123 & G124 are multipurpose, highly tackified


greases introduced for extreme resistance to water washoff

Supreme Moly EP0 (5% Moly) was designed to meet the


Caterpillar spec for excavators/ wheel loaders

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Supreme Greases
Competitive Products:
Texaco.........................
Sun...............................
Brooks Technology.......
Fiske.............................
Elf-Atochem..................

Summit
Sunaplex
Plexalene 725
Lubriplate 730 series
Keystone Zeniplex

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Grease OG

Grades: OG-2, OG-1, OG-0, PC Red


Specialized calcium sulfonate complex soap
Capable of absorbing moderate levels of water without
softening or changing consistency while still providing
outstanding rust protection
Ideal for wet, humid and marine environments
White colour is a benefit where cleanliness and nonstaining properties are important, red for special customer
applications

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Grease OG
Competitive Products:
Mobil..............

Mobilplex 46, 47

Witco............... Prolab AF 100


Irving............... Lubex EP

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Peerless LLG Grease


Superior NLGI 2, calcium sulfonate complex grease
Designed to match the performance of polyurea thickened

greases
Recommended for sealed-for-life applications, e.g. CV-

joints, long service life at high temps (kilns/ovens),


infrequently greased, out-of-reach applications.
Excellent rust protection, water tolerance
Give 3-4X the life of regular lithium complex greases

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Peerless LLG Grease


Competitive Products...primarily
polyurea greases:
Chevron........... SRI 1 & 2
Rykon.............. Premium N 1364
Witco............... Lubrilife greases

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Grease Selection Matrix


Grease
Colour

Barimol Bentone RM2 Grease OG

Grey

Grey

Cream

Multiflex Moly

Multipurpose Peerless LLG Precision

Grey

Brown

Burgundy

Precision Moly Precision Gold Precision Gold Heavy

Green

Grey

Gold

Gold

Precision Gold Moly

Grey

Supreme Supreme Moly Thermex Vulcan

Brown

Grey

Red

Black

Temperature
-18 to 120C

<-18 to >120C

> 120C, long life

> 120C, special

< -18C

Speed

> 100 RPM


15 to 100 RPM

Load

High
High (Vibration/Shock)

X
X

Low/Moderate

Environment

Low Moisture
High moisture

Durability
Normal
Long Life

X
X

This matrix displays only the major distinguishing features of each grease / grease family
This matrix is intended as a general guideline only. Please refer to the Lubricant Handbook or Tech Data sheets for more information.

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Greases Found in General


Manufacturing Sector
General purpose plant use:

Multipurpose EP2 where bearings operate at low /


moderate speeds and medium temp (-20C to +125C)
Precision EP2 for premium performance, higher temps
(-20C to +160C) and bearings operate at low or high
speeds
Bentone RM2 formulated with clay thickener to produce
a hi-temp, multipurpose, non-melt grease. Contains
Moly and has non-dripping characteristics

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Greases Found in General


Manufacturing Sector
Centralized lubrication systems:
Multipurpose EP1 or Precision EP1 or Semi-Fluid Grease
EP
Plant machinery which requires outstanding EP and shock
resistant properties:
Multiflex Moly EP or Precision Moly EP
Electric motor high speed bearing applications:
Precision EMB (no EP additive)
Leaky speed reducers, chain cases, bearings:
Semi-Fluid Grease EP

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Greases Found in General


Manufacturing Sector
Industrial application where water or steam prevails or
where white, non-staining properties are important (e.g.
textile industry):
Grease OG

High temp applications:


Peerless LLG (continuous 200C, intermittent to 300C, also for
infrequently greased, out-of-reach areas). Applications include
kilns/ovens
Thermex (synthetic, operating temp 260C). Recommended for
high temp exhaust systems

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Greases Found in the Food Industry


General purpose plant use:
Purity FG Grease (NLGI 1.5, USDA H1 approved)
Leaky, enclosed gear cases in food processing equipment:
Purity FG 00 (USDA H1 approved)
Applications where no incidental contact with food
product:
Grease OG (NLGI 2, USDA H2 approved)
Conveyors/equipment in refrigerated conditions:
Precision Gold
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Greases Found in the


Fleet / Construction Industry
For wheel bearings & chassis lubrication:

Multipurpose EP1, EP2


Precision EP1, EP2, Gold

(GB/LA)
(GC/LB)

Grease OG-1, OG-2

(GC/LB)

Heavy duty trucking applications requiring highly


tackified, multi-purpose, superior shock loading grease,
e.g. bearings, bushings, kin pins, chassis:

Supreme G-123 & G-124 (NLGI #1 & #2)


Multiflex Moly EP, Precision Moly EP (3% moly)
Precision Gold Moly (all season, 3% Moly)

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Greases Found in the Fleet /


Construction Industry

Requirement to meet Caterpillar spec 5130 for


Excavators and spec 5130 for wheel loaders:
Supreme Moly EP0 (5% Moly)

Centralized on-board chassis lubrication systems on


trucks & mobile equipment:
Precision EP00

Fifth wheels:
Precision Moly - Grease OG-2 (also effective)
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Greases Found in the


Forestry Industry

Woodlands:
For general purpose greasing of off-highway, woodlands
machinery:
Multiflex Moly EP or upsell to Precision Moly/Gold
Moly EP
Precision Gold for all-round, wide temp. use
Supreme G-124 offers excellent resistance to water and
has a good temp range
For trucks used in woodlands operation:
Precision EP for wheel bearings & chassis
Precision Moly for 5th wheels
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Greases Found in the


Forestry Industry
Sawmills:
Multipurpose EP for good, cost-effective offering, upsell

to Precision EP for premium quality, higher temps


Precision Gold for indoor/outdoor use or product

consolidation
Peerless LLG for fans in dryer section (high heat, hard-

to-reach area)
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Greases Found in the


Forestry Industry
Paper Mills:
Precision EP for general purpose greasing
Supreme Greases or Grease OG for very wet, damp

conditions of mill (i.e. wet end)


Precision Gold Heavy (viscous base oil) for heavy duty

applications/higher temps. Stays in place and protects in


very wet conditions; designed for paper machine wet-end
bearings.
Precision EMB for electric motor bearings (non-EP)

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Greases Found in the


Mining Industry
Mill / Stationery Equipment:
Multipurpose EP good, cost effective, general purpose

grease or Precision EP if high temps.


Precision Gold for outside conveyors (wide temp)
Vulcan, used on bull & pinion gear set
Gear Dressing EP specially for lubrication of open gears.

Also found to be effective for clutch mechanism on hoist

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Greases Found in the


Mining Industry
Mill / Stationery Equipment:
WRF 3000, non-toxic, environmentally-friendly, semi-fluid

grease used on hoist ropes.


Drill Rod Grease for use on diamond drill rods (used for

core assays) Again, very effective, but contains barium

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Greases Found in the


Mining Industry
Mill / Stationery Equipment:
Drilling Compounds

API Modified Thread Compound: Protects threads


against galling for casings, tubings and line pipes.
Superior product to Tool Joint Compound but contains
lead, which is prohibited by some mines.

Tool Joint Compound: Protects pipe joints against


galling. Does not contain lead but inferior product to
API Modified Thread Compound.
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Greases Found in the


Mining Industry
Mobile Equipment:
Multipurpose EP good, cost-effective general grease or

Precision EP for higher temps


Precision EP 00 for centralized grease systems on mobile
equipment and/or Supreme Moly EP0 to meet Cat spec
(5% moly)
WRF 3000 for use on wire ropes and cables found on large
mining draglines and shovels.
Cam Compounds for use on Bucyrus-Erie draglines
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Greases Found in the


Mining Industry
Mobile Equipment:
Vulcan family of environmentally-friendly grease-based

gear fluids designed for use on large, heavy-duty, open and


enclosed gear drives, as well as bearings and exposed
sliding surfaces found in open pit mining equipment. Best
on market compared to competitive offerings....chosen as
P&H Shovels initial fill world-wide.
Semi-fluid Grease EP is well suited to the gear boxes of
continuous miners operating in the coal and potash
industries
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Greases Found in the


Mining Industry
Mobile Equipment:
Ardee EP 000 Rock Drill Lubricant
New technology, semi-fluid
Designed for mist-free operation
in air operated rock drills and
similar mining equipment in
underground mining operation
Ardee EP 000 is a more productive, environmentally
acceptable and safe alternative to conventional rock drill oils

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Misc. & Specialty Greases


SVG 102 Valve Grease
Specialized calcium sulfonate complex
Designed specifically for the lubrication of valves used in the
production, transfer and distribution of sour gas
Also been used successfully in LPG and water- injection
applications in oil/gas fields
Competitive Products:
Shell Dursol K-1
Esso Valve Grease No. 1 (Arcan sometimes used)
Jet-Lube AX-2
Petrofax GR-100
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Misc. & Specialty Greases


Grease Single Point Lubricators (Lubers)
Self-contained units designed to dispense grease efficiently

at a set rate to individual application points.


The lubers can be set to dispense the total amount of

grease in 1-12 months.


Available with three types of grease:

ALS All Season

(filled with Precision Gold)

ALS Premium

(filled with Precision EP2)

ALS Moly

(filled with Multiflex Moly EP2)

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Greases Fund in the


Animal Kingdom
Farmers in Pincher Creek, Alberta wanted to apply grease to

the udder of their cows to keep them from getting


sunburned
The recommendation?.......Purity FG Grease...
its H1 approved for incidental contact with food, and
contains zinc oxide which helps block out the sun!

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Greases - Summary
Petro-Canada has a comprehensive grease line to meet

most customer requirements


Product line knowledge is an opportunity to
distinguish yourself as a supplier of lubricants and
grease
Upsell opportunities abound
Remember....small quantities that make a big difference

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