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 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 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 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 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 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|
|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|
|Dropping point (°C)||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||178|
|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.|
|Immersion in water||***|
|Pack size and product number|
|25 litre pails||10263||25963||25765||25827|
|180kg OH drum||25892|