Wire Rope Lubricants and Grease

Using the correct lubricant with the appropriate application method can not only maximise the wire rope life but can also eliminate costly replacements and improve safety.

Two key factors that influence the life of the wire rope are resistance to wear and prevention of corrosion.

The correct type and quantity of lubricant will protect the wire rope from degradation, wear, and corrosion.

Vickers Oils Wire rope lubricants and grease have been designed specifically to meet or exceed a variety of requirements, depending on the application and operating environment.

VICKERLUBE HV WRL

VICKERLUBE HV WRL is a solvent free, viscous, mineral oil-based wire rope lubricant formulated to suit applications where high levels of corrosion and moisture are a concern.

VICKERLUBE LV WRL

VICKERLUBE LV WRL is a mineral oil-based wire rope lubricant with a solvent component intended for spray application and to assist with penetration into the rope core. 

VICKERLUBE BIO WRL

VICKERLUBE BIO WRL is a solvent free, biodegradable wire rope lubricant formulated using readily renewable and biodegradable base oils and are suitable for applications where lubricant contamination and environmental issues are a concern.

VICKERLUBE BIO LV WRL

VICKERLUBE BIO LV WRL is a biodegradable wire rope lubricant with a solvent component intended for spray application and to assist with penetration into the rope core. 

BIOGREASE EP2

BIOGREASE EP2 is a biodegradable, extreme pressure grease. It is a Lithium / Calcium thickened grease based on fully saturated renewable esters.

 

AT A GLANCE

Characteristic VICKERLUBE HV WRL VICKERLUBE LV WRL VICKERLUBE BIO WRL VICKERLUBE BIO LV WRL BIOGREASE EP 2
Colour Clear Golden Clear Dark Red Clear & Bright Clear & Bright Amber (Grease)
Viscosity at 40°C (cSt) 198 23* 51 23* n/a
Flash Point (SETA) (°C) >232 >60* >200 60* >170 (base oil)
Pour Point (°C) -5 -24* -18 -66* n/a
Copper corrosion 1b 1b 1b 1b 1b
4 Ball Weld Load (kgf) 160 >340 200 >400 400
4 Ball Wear Scar (mm) 0.64 0.38 0.5 0.33 0.52
Biodegradable & renewable No No Yes Yes VGP Compliant
Rust Test (A – distilled water) Pass Pass Pass Pass n/a
Rust Test (B – synthetic sea water) Pass Pass Pass Pass n/a
NLGI n/a n/a n/a n/a 2
Worked penetration n/a n/a n/a n/a 274
Dropping point (°C) n/a n/a n/a n/a 178
EMCOR (ssw) n/a n/a n/a n/a 0,1
Shelf Life 7 years 7 years 3 years 3 years 5 years
Feature and Benefits
Biodegradable & renewable – Lowers environmental impact, improves corporate responsibility No No Yes Yes Yes
Low viscosity – Lubricates between rope strands No Yes Yes Yes  
Formulated with a solvent component – Spray application & penetration performance No Yes No Yes No
De-watering characteristics – Displaces water and leaving a thin lubricant film Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Corrosion protection – Increases rope & cable life Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Protects rope against wear resistance Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Extreme pressure resistant – Maximises component life in all load conditions Yes Yes (Excellent) Yes Yes (Excellent)  
* Generated on diluted product. All other tests run on neat product.          
Applicator          
Environmental     *** ** ***
Spray ** *** ** ****  
Manual *** ** *** ** **
Pressure         ***
Use          
Penetrating ** *** ** *** *
Immersion in water         ***
Pack size and product number          
25 litre pails 10263 25963 25765 25827  
18kg pails         25892
400g cartridges         25892
180kg OH drum         25892