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Temperature limits for grease - a combination of oil and thickener.
Grease is a combination of mineral or synthetic oil and thickener - also called soap. Rust and oxidation inhibitors are also often added.
- Oil content ranges 70 - 97% - commonly about 80%
The temperature limit for a grease is limited by the oil and thickener used.
Grease - Temperature Limits
|Grease Thickener||Temperature Limits|
|Aluminum ||180 ||82 |
|Barium ||225 ||107 |
|Calcium ||170 ||77 |
|Lithium ||300 ||149 |
|Sodium ||250 ||121 |
|Synthetics ||< 500 ||< 260 |
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