By Cameron Chai
Dow Corning has announced that it is launching an efficient solution called Molykote G-1502FM Synthetic Bearing and Gear Grease, for lubricating equipment that can function in water-rich environments.
The company has formulated this new grease in such a way as to resist spray-off and to lower corrosion and wear. This grease can reduce the maintenance expenses of the equipment.
According to the Global Market Manager of Dow Corning’s Industrial Assembly and Maintenance Solutions, Phil Grellier, the customers wholeheartedly supported the development of the new Molykote G-1502FM Synthetic Bearing and Gear Grease, due to the inadequate performance of the normal greases, supplied for water-rich atmospheres. The performance observed in the traditional water-resistant greases used in industries such as water management, pulp and processing equipment, beverage and food machinery, is low and therefore, a superior Molykote lubricating solution has been developed by the company’s experts in order to overcome these challenges, Grellier stated.
The formulation of the new grease ensures that it stays on even during high-pressure equipment wash-down. It surpassed in performance during ASTM D tests conducted for corrosion and wear and water spray-off. The potential of this new Molykote grease was shown through the reduction of wear scar and lubrication loss at typical speeds, and in four-ball wear testing at low speeds. It has the potential to decrease rust by 95%.
Grellier stated that the high-performance features of the new Molykote brand grease were also examined. A comparison was made between Dow Corning’s new water-resistant grease with the traditional greases used in a food-production plant located in the US, for water-rich environments. As a result, this new Molykote brand grease reduced the labor and conveyor lubrication material expenses by over 80%, and increased consistency, wherein the user was able to lower relubrication work orders by 75%.