Chevron Marine Lubricants (London, United Kingdom) announced the launch of its Clarity Synthetic EA Grease 0, described as an anhydrous, calcium-thickened lubricating grease. The product is based on biodegradable synthetic esters to meet parameters of the the 2013 Vessel General Permit rules for environmentally acceptable lubricants, as issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
According to the company, the high-performance grease is suitable for a variety of marine applications where an NLGI 0 EA grease is required. This includes rudder carrier pumps, slides, hinges, and propeller caps.
The grease contains antioxidants, corrosion inhibitors, and extreme pressure and anti-wear additives. The calcium thickener, together with the biodegradable esters, makes the product particularly suitable for lubricating heavily loaded bearings. It features excellent adhesion and water resistance and is designed for extreme applications in wet and corrosive environments, even at low temperatures.
“This is an important addition to our product portfolio, as it expands our range of EAL solutions to meet customers’ requirements,” says Martin Roessner, technical field specialist. “Wherever the application involves a risk of contamination to the water, soil, or channels, this new Clarity Synthetic EA Grease 0 is recommended.”
In addition to marine applications, the grease has universal applications in forestry, agricultural, and construction vehicles. It is readily biodegradable and is easily pumpable in most modern centralized lubrication systems.
Source: Chevron Marine Lubricants, www.chevronmarineproducts.com.