Lubricating grease base oil basics

Bull gear

The goal of lubrication is to build an oil film between two mating surfaces that move relative to each other, separating and preventing them from touching. Read this important tech topic to find out how to select the correct grease for your needs and achieve optimum equipment performance and wear protection.

Learn more about the importance of:

  • Selecting the correct base oil viscosity of a grease
  • Grease performance retention and consistency
  • Mechanical and thermal-oxidative stability

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