Environmentally Acceptable Grease combining corrosion protection with excellent resistance to wash off from rain and seawater
- Excellent resistance to water wash off
- Long lasting corrosion protection
- Good load carrying properties
- Resistant to oxidation
For deck equipment, wire ropes and rudder stocks
|BIOGREASE EP2 – AT A GLANCE|
|Water Wash Out||ASTM D1264||Excellent|
|EP Performance||ASTM D2596||Excellent|
|Corrosion Protection||ASTM D4048 Copper Corrosion||Good (1 max)|
|ASTM D6138 Rust (Fresh and Salt Water)||No corrosion|
|Wear Protection||ASTM D2266||Good|
|Elastomer Compatibility||ASTM D4289 Nitrile, Fluoroelastomers||Compatible|
BIOGREASE EP2 is a Lithium/Calcium thickened lubricating grease based on fully saturated synthetic esters. It has very good extreme pressure properties providing lubrication for heavily loaded components. It offers improved operation and lower environmental risk leading to overall cost savings.
BIOGREASE EP2 is designed for use in sensitive marine environments and can be used in a variety of marine applications which demand a NLGI 2 grease. It is primarily used for the lubrication of bearings and as a protective coating for exposed equipment where there is a potential for loss to occur, for example from wire ropes, winches, rudder stocks or deck equipment.
BIOGREASE EP2 may be applied manually or by suitable mechanical applicators (e.g. grease compressor). The grease also has a wide operating temperature with a lower working temperature of -25°C and an upper temperature of +130°C.
BIOGREASE EP2 has a biodegradability of greater than 60% in the 28 days OECD 301B test and is proven to be non-toxic in the marine environment based on the following results:
|LC50 exceeds 1000 mg/l||EC50 exceeds 1000 mg/l||EC50 excedes 1000 mg/l|
BIOGREASE EP2 meets the detailed ecological definitions and requirements laid down in the 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP) published by the US EPA in March 2013.
|Wider operating temperature||Protects equipment from -25ºC to +130ºC|
|Good adhesion||Resists the washing action of rain and seawater|
|Good corrosion protection||Provides rust resistance to steel and copper|
|Reduces wear and friction||Protects and extends equipment life|
|Good elastomer compatibility||Compatible with most sealing materials including Nitrile and Fluoroelastomers|
|Biodegradable and minimally toxic||Lower environmental risk|