Notes from the Lab

SWEPCO 115 Food Machinery Grease

SWEPCO 115 Food Machinery Grease

SWEPCO 115 Food Machinery Grease was formulated specifically to meet USDA/NSF H-1 and Canadian Food Inspection Agency “n” requirements for a grease capable of incidental contact in food and beverage processing industries. This high performance aluminum complex grease is ideal for use on high speed can seamers, juice extractors, filling equipment, labelers, packaging machinery, peelers, shaker screens, conveyors, valves, bread wrappers, meat cutting equipment and other food processing and packaging machinery. High and low temperature performance are superior to [...]

SWEPCO 113 Moly Fluid Grease

SWEPCO 113 Moly Fluid Grease

SWEPCO 113 Moly Fluid Grease SWEPCO 113 Moly Fluid Grease is a hidden gem among our other greases. This is a Calcium Stearate based grease with Moly available in a NLGI “00”. The light viscosity base oil and fluid characteristics make it ideal for high speed applications, centralized systems, robotics, and the list goes on and on. SWEPCO 113 is the grease of choice for couplings between a drive motor and a piece of equipment like a pump or air [...]

SWEPCO 101 Moly Grease

SWEPCO 101 Moly Grease

SWEPCO  101 Moly Grease continues to be one of our best-selling grease for many years. It has proven performance and it still rises above the rest. No-Melt The “No-Melt” properties of SWEPCO 101 Moly Grease has been used in brick kilns, concrete plants, foundries, wood kilns, and paving equipment for many years. It stays where you put it and withstands the heat. The recommended upper limit for the 101 is 260°C (500°F) due to the base oils will evaporate above this [...]

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SWEPCO 121 Tri-Plex Universal Grease

SWEPCO 121 Tri-Plex Universal Grease is a technologically advanced grease that is truly a multi-purpose, multi-functional lubricant. SWEPCO 121 was designed with inventory consolidation in mind and to help reduce accidental misapplication or mixing of incompatible thickener types. Tri-Plex structure The Aluminum Complex thickener is unique in that with our Tri-Plex structure SWEPCO 121 is more shear stable than other Aluminum Complex thickened greases. This means that SWEPCO 121 will stay in grade longer and not pound out or wear down [...]

SWEPCO 123 Ultra EP Multi-Service Grease

SWEPCO 123 Ultra EP Multi-Service Grease

SWEPCO 123 Ultra EP Multi-Service Grease SWEPCO 123 Ultra EP Multi-Service Grease was introduced in 2012 and has grown to be our third largest selling grease. This product has performed well and has proven to be a true problem solver. Calcium Sulfonate based greases have superior rust prevention qualities that work well to protect metal surfaces against corrosion from rain, sea water, salt water from road run-off, acids and alkalis, and other chemical attack. The thickener provides many of the performance [...]

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Renewable Fuels part 2 Green Gasoline

Renewable Fuels part 2 Green Gasoline The Renewable Fuels or “Green Gasoline” comes from the Clean Air Act in an effort to reduce Green House Gases (GHG) from our air. These Green House Gases are mostly carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide from the engine combustion process, burning of fuels, and breathing. When more carbon dioxide is generated than the plant life on planet earth can utilize, the excess traps heat like a green house and raises the average temperature, commonly [...]

Renewable Fuels

Renewable Fuels part 1 Biodiesel

Renewable Fuels part 1 Biodiesel There has been a lot of hype about renewable fuels over the last few years. These advances in fuel sources have been driven by The Clean Air Act to reduce smog producing exhaust, Green House Gases such as Carbon Dioxide, and the desire to reduce dependence upon foreign oil. Biodiesel:                                   Biodiesel has been around for many years now and after a [...]

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Extreme Pressure Additives and Function

Extreme Pressure Additives and Function You will find the word Extreme Pressure (EP) on labels for a variety of lubricants, especially on gear oils and greases. The function of these additives is to prevent metal to metal contact during times of high load, shock load, high temperature, and slow speeds during start up or shut down. There are several ways this can be accomplished. When equipment is running normally, the lubricant should provide a fluid film between the metal surfaces to [...]

Trouble shooting a Noisy Gearbox

Trouble shooting a Noisy Gearbox This is we think another Notes from the Lab with some very interesting info, Trouble shooting a Noisy Gearbox has cost a lot of people a lot of time and …. Whether it is a stationary gearbox, a differential or a transmission, a gearbox making an abnormal noise usually is a warning sign of a problem. There is a certain amount of noise to be expected in a manufacturing environment and less in an automotive system. The noise can [...]

304 Heavy Duty Low Ash Gas Engine Oil

304 Heavy Duty Low Ash Gas Engine Oil is now available as a 15W40 viscosity. This recent modification will allow SWEPCO 304 to operate over a wider temperature range. Years ago, Natural Gas Engines were usually only found in corn fields for irrigation or as a pump drive at a natural gas well. Today they are everywhere and growing in number. These units are being used for transportation, power generation, pumping stations, and agriculture. Many major cities have converted city vehicles, [...]