Klüber Lubrication recently introduced an eco-compatible operating lubricant for open gear drives used in marine applications.
Klüberbio LG 39-701 N is specifically designed for manufacturers and operators of open gear drives, jack-up lifting systems or other onboard equipment that is frequently in contact with sea water.
The new lubricant has been formulated to offer excellent adhesion to surfaces, have good low-temperature behavior and enable operation of open drives in areas with very low ambient temperatures, down to minus 30 degrees C (minus 22 degrees F). Special additives have also been included to help reduce wear and extend the service life of components.
The high-viscosity base oil comes from 100-percent-renewable resources and is easily biodegradable. Klüberbio LG 39-701 N also complies with the requirements of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) as defined by the 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP).
By spraying the lubricant, consumption can be reduced considerably in comparison to traditional application methods.
The grease is primarily designed for the lubrication of open drives, anchor winches, pinions and racks of jack-up systems as well as low-speed plain bearings in anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels or rudder systems.
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