Basic grease selection
|Basic grease selection table|
|Generally use if:|
|Speed: rotational speed1) up to 300 000 2)
Temperature: 50 to 100 °C (120 to 230 °F)
Load: C/P ~8 3)
|LGMT 2||General purpose|
|Expected bearing temperature continuously > 100 °C (210 °F)||LGHP 2||High temperature|
|Expected bearing temperature continuously > 150 °C (300 °F), demands for radiation resistance||LGET 2||Extremely high temperature|
|Low ambient –50 °C (–60 °F), expected bearing temperature < 50 °C (120 °F)||LGLT 2||Low temperature|
|Shock loads, heavy loads, frequent start-up / shut-down||LGHB 2||High load|
|Food processing industry||LGFP 2||Food grade|
|Biodegradable, demands for low toxicity||LGGB 2||Biodegradable|
1) rotational speed = rotational speed, r/min x 0.5 (D+d), mm.
2) for ball bearings, spherical roller bearings, tapered roller bearings and CARB bearings rotational speed up to 210 000 and for cylindrical roller bearings rotational speed up to 270.000.
3) C/P = load ratio, where C = basic dynamic load rating, kN , and P = equivalent dynamic bearing load, kN.
Grease selection chart
LubeSelect for SKF Greases
LubeSelect for SKF Greases (see link below) provides you a user friendly online tool to select the right grease and suggest lubrication frequency and quantity, while taking the particular conditions of your application into account. General guidelines for typical greases for different applications are also available.