Notes from the Lab

SWEPCO Food Grade Oils

SWEPCO Food Grade Oils

SWEPCO Food Grade Oils SWEPCO Food Grade Oils are used in an increasing number of locations with excellent results. SWEPCO has USDA/NFS H-1 registered and Canada Health compliant Food Grade Compressor (SWEPCO 750), Hydraulic (SWEPCO 755), and Gear (SWEPCO 757) oils available for use in food processing facilities and other applications. These are fully synthetic fluids designed for use in areas where the product may have incidental contact with food. SWEPCO 750 Premium Food Grade Compressor Oil SWEPCO 750 has superior anti-wear, [...]

L.E.T.S.

L.E.T.S.

L.E.T.S. Acronyms are everywhere and are part of everyday life. L.E.T.S. is a very important acronym in the world of lubrication, as it describes the critical information needed to make a product recommendation for that application. LOAD; What are the load requirements? Is the load constant or is shock loading involved? Is the load light or heavy? This information is vital to the long-term performance of the recommended product. ENVIRONMENT; Is the equipment in a clean dust free environment or outside? Is the application [...]

SWEPCO 502 Premium Engine Oil Improver

SWEPCO 502 Premium Engine Oil Improver

Engine oil specifications continue to change and Southwestern Petroleum and our SWEPCO Lubricants are keeping pace with these changes. SWEPCO 502 Premium Engine Oil Improver can now be used in engines calling for API CK-4, FA-4 and SN Plus. SWEPCO 502 will not change the ash, zinc, or phosphorous levels. It will not harm catalytic converters or particulate traps, so it can be used in engines requiring DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid). SWEPCO 502 Premium Engine Oil Improver is made [...]

SWEPCO 501 Premium Diesel Fuel Improver

SWEPCO 501 Premium Diesel Fuel Improver

Diesel fuel quality varies greatly depending upon where you are located, where it was refined, the crude source, and what additives, if any, are used. All diesel fuels must meet minimum specifications regarding cetane number, cold flow properties, wear, power rating, and detergency. In most cases, the diesel fuel barely meets the minimum requirements. There are a variety of fuel additives available on the market today. Many products treat only one or two fuel related issues such as cold [...]

SWEPCO 503 Premium Gasoline Improver

SWEPCO 503 Premium Gasoline Improver

SWEPCO 503 Premium Gasoline Improver As the price of gasoline continues to rise, people will be looking for ways to improve their gas mileage and reduce their maintenance costs. The quality of gasoline is going to vary with supplier, depending upon the source and quantity of additives used. By law all gasoline has to contain a minimum amount of detergent additives, however this level will barely keep a new engine clean under ideal conditions. A poor-quality fuel can cause pump wear, [...]

SWEPCO 105 Hi-Impact Plus Grease

SWEPCO 105 Hi-Impact Plus Grease is one of our best-selling lubricants and a proven performer. The Barium Complex thickener forms a protective barrier over the metal surface to keep out dirt, dust and abrasive contaminates. This film also prevents corrosion by repelling water and corrosive chemicals. SWEPCO 105 has built in alkalinity reserve to resist chemical attack and neutralize acids. This feature makes it ideal for use in agriculture, wastewater handling, mining, manufacturing and many other applications. SWEPCO is one of [...]

Viscosity, wading through the numbers

Viscosity, wading through the numbers

Viscosity, wading through the numbers: Simply put, viscosity is the measure of resistance to flow, the higher the number the greater the resistance. Seems easy enough until one discovers that there are several ways to describe the same viscosity. Stationary or mobile? An easy way to look at it is to consider the application: is the application stationary or mobile? A general rule of thumb would be if the application is stationary then the ISO viscosity grade (VG) applies and if it is [...]

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 [...]