Greases

 

Please consult Chevron’s Product Data Sheet, The SalesFax Digest or the LubeTek department before changing greases. The information below is abbreviated.
 
CHEVRON GREASES GUIDELINES - OPERATING TEMPERATURE RANGES:
Operating Temperature, °C(°F)
Minimum1 Maximum2


Chevron Black Pearl® Greases EP
NLGI 0 -40(-40) 127(260)
NLGI 1 -40(-40) 127(260)
NLGI 2 -40(-40) 127(260)
Chevron Coupling Grease -29(-20) 162(325)
Chevron Curve Grease -23(-10) 71(160)
Chevron Delo® Greases EP
NLGI 00 -40(-40) 132(270)
NLGI 0 -40(-40) 132(270)
NLGI 1 -40(-40) 177(350)
NLGI 2 -40(-40) 177(350)
Chevron Delo® Heavy Duty EP -26(-15) 177(350)
Chevron Delo® Heavy Duty EP Moly 3% EP -26(-15) 177(350)
Chevron Delo® Heavy Duty EP Moly 5% EP -26(-15) 177(350)
Chevron Delo® Synthetic Grease SF -45(50) 190(375)
Chevron Moly Greases EP
NLGI 1 -20(-4) 125(257)
NLGI 2 -15(+5) 127(260)
Chevron Multifak® EP
NLGI 000 -35(-31) 70(158)
NLGI 00 -35(-31) 77(170)
NLGI 0 -30(-22) 99(210)
NLGI 1 -20(-4) 125(257)
NLGI 2 -15(5) 127(260)
Chevron RPM® Arctic Grease NLGI 1 -50(-58) 150(302)
Chevron Rykotac® Grease EP -34(-30) 177(350)
Chevron Sil-X® Grease NLGI 1 -9(+15) 204(400)
Chevron SRI Grease NLGI 2 -30(-22) 177(350)
Chevron Starplex®
NLGI 1 -40(-40) 177(350)
NLGI 2 -40(-40) 177(350)
Chevron Starplex® Premium 1 -18(0) 163(325)
Chevron Texclad® 2 -18(0) 79(175)
Chevron Ulti-Plex® Greases EP
NLGI 1 -26(-15) 177(350)
NLGI 2 -26(-15) 177(350)
 
July 2008
13-4 1 Minimum operating temperature is the lowest temperature at which a grease, already in place, could be expected to
provide lubrication. Most greases cannot be pumped at these minimum temperatures.
2 Maximum operating temperature is the highest temperature at which the grease could be used
 
Chevron Ulti-Plex® HV Synthetic Grease EP -40(-40) 232(450)
Chevron Ulti-Plex® Synthetic Grease EP -51(-60) 235(450)
Chevron Ultra-Duty Greases EP
NLGI 0 -26(-15) 132(270)
NLGI 1 -26(-15) 138(280)
NLGI 2 -26(-15) 143(290)
Chevron Ultra-Duty HD 00 -29(-20)
 
1Minimum operating temperature is the lowest temperature at which a grease, already in place, could be expected to
provide lubrication. Most greases cannot be pumped at these minimum temperatures.
2 Maximum operating temperature is the highest temperature at which the grease could be used with frequent (daily)
relubrication. Always refer to the OEM’s equipment guidelines for determining the best relubrication intervals.
 
 
COMPATIBILITY ( BE SURE TO CONSULT WITH CHEVRON REPRESENTATIVE BEFORE REPLACING EXISTING GREASE)


The statement that two greases are compatible means only that mixtures of the two do not soften excessively or
lose heat resistance to an unacceptable degree. The statement that two greases are compatible does not imply equivalence of the two greases in overall lubrication performance. Therefore, the statement that two greases are compatible offers no information about the performance of mixtures with regard to load carrying ability, rust prevention, wear prevention or any other measurable aspect of grease performance. Reported test results are not based on ASTM D 6185 but are instead based on this Chevron proprietary test method. Compatibility testing done on fresh products does not necessarily predict compatibility results for combinations of fresh and used products.
When changing lubricants, it is essential that all equipment manufacturer procedures be followed, including drain
and flush requirements. For further information, contact LUBE TEK at 1-800-LUBE-TEK (1-800-582-3835) or lubetek@chevron.com. Resources Chevron Lubricants Technical Bulletin LTB-6 “Grease Compatibility and Grease Lubrication Practices.
 
CHEVRON BLACK PEARL® GREASES EP NLGI 0, 1, are multipurpose, extreme pressure, water-resistant greases. They are formulated with ISO SYN® base stock, a polyurea thickener, and rust and oxidation inhibitors. They are black in color and smooth and buttery in texture. 
FUNCTIONS Chevron Black Pearl Greases EP provide outstanding film strength and adhesive properties. As a result, these products are particularly effective in providing superior wear protection in heavily loaded and shock load conditions. Chevron Black Pearl Greases EP stay in place, sticking to bearing surfaces and, thus, provide excellent lubrication under a wide range of operating conditions. They perform particularly well in roller bearings. These products provide exceptional water wash out results. They perform well in applications where cascading water or actual bearing submergence can occur. The rust inhibitors effectively protect bearing surfaces against corrosion. Pumpability is excellent over a wide range of temperatures as indicated by the Lincoln ventmeter test and the relatively low pressure drop in piping. Oxidation inhibitors ensure long life in storage and in use. In addition, Chevron Black Pearl Greases EP also perform well at high temperatures. (Consult all tables in Grease section of Sales/Digest).
 
CHEVRON COUPLING GREASE is a brown, stringy and tacky grease manufactured using a high viscosity base oil, a lithium soap thickener, rust and oxidation inhibitors, and extreme pressure and polymer tackiness additives. It is designed for all high-speed grease lubricated flexible couplings and is specially formulated to provide specific resistance to centrifugal separation in highspeed gear or grid couplings. Chevron Coupling Grease has high load-carrying capacity and therefore provides good protection of lubricated parts against wear.
 APPLICATIONS Chevron Coupling Grease is specifically designed for the lubrication of high-speed grease lubricated flexible couplings where high centrifugal forces are present. It is recommended for use in high- speed grid, gear, or chain couplings in a variety of industrial applications. Chevron Coupling Grease meets the coupling requirements of AGMA CG-1 and CG-2 type couplings. Chevron Coupling Grease exhibits little to no oil separation in the ASTM D 4425 high-speed centrifuge test.
 
CHEVRON CURVE GREASE is a “short,” nonstringy textured, water-resistant calcium soap grease containing 12% finely powdered graphite. It was specially formulated for the lubrication of contact areas between wheel flanges of locomotives and railroad cars and curved railroad tracks. It is black in color.
APPLICATIONS Chevron Curve Grease was specifically designed for the lubrication of contact areas between wheel flanges of locomotive and railroad cars and curved railroad tracks. It is well suited for use in automatic rail curve lubricators. Chevron Curve Grease is also an excellent lubricant for slides, guides, ways, chains, screws, cams, and rack and pinion sets in industrial applications. It is widely used in sawmills, plywood presses, and chain tracks.
 
 
CHEVRON DELO® GREASES EP NLGI 00, 0, 1, 2 are technically advanced, extreme pressure greases for a wide variety of on- and off-road applications. They are formulated with ISO SYN® base stocks, a lithium complex thickener, rust and oxidation inhibitors, and extreme pressure and tackiness additives. They are blue in color with a tacky texture. They are engineered to minimize friction and wear with a thick, velvety coating for excellent load carrying protection. Chevron Delo Greases EP are specially formulated for extreme pressure wheel bearing and chassis applications including the steering drag links, king pins, transmission cross shaft spring pins, shackle pins,
brake cam shafts, and fifth wheel faceplates and pivots operating under high and low temperature conditions. The high viscosity index base oil makes these products perfect for the centralized lubrication systems found on today’s mobile equipment. These products are formulated to perform in unusually demanding conditions of high and low temperatures. The lithium complex thickener in Chevron Delo Greases EP elevates the dropping point to approximately 266°C (510°F). This high dropping point equates to excellent high temperature stability up to 177°C (350°F). Chevron Delo Greases EP have the proper base oil viscosity to meet NLGI GC-LB requirements for low temperature operation. NLGI 1 and 2 are recommended for applications operating in the temperature range of -18°C to 177°C (0°F to 350°F). NLGI 00 and 0 can be used at temperatures as low as -34°C (-30°F).
APPLICATIONS Chevron Delo Greases EP are designed for extreme duty in a wide variety of on- and off-highway vehicle and equipment applications. On-highway heavy duty trucks — These lubricants are perfect for a wide variety of Class 8 trucks in all chassis and wheel bearing applications ranging from automatic centralized greasing systems to wheel bearings operating near the high temperatures of disc brakes. This product is for all applications, from owner/operators to fleets (especially those considering extended service intervals). Off-highway vehicles — Whether the application is in construction, logging, mining, agriculture or utilities, these greases will perform. Use them in haul trucks, loaders, tractors, cherry pickers or any of a number of other off-highway vehicles. Medium- and light-duty trucks and buses —As with their heavy duty counterparts, the Class 7 and Class 6 vehicles and buses require an extreme duty grease. Chevron Delo Greases EP will provide that performance. Automobiles — Chevron Delo Greases EP are exceptional lubricants for high temperature wheel bearings and other high performance automotive applications. NLGI 1 and 2 are approved for the NLGI Certification Mark GC-LB. Chevron Delo Greases EP meet the requirements of the Mack MG-C grease specification. 
 
CHEVRON DELO® HEAVY DUTY EP
CHEVRON DELO® HEAVY DUTY MOLY 3% EP
CHEVRON DELO® HEAVY DUTY MOLY 5% EP 1, 2
Formulated with Chevron ISO SYN® base stocks, Chevron Delo Heavy Duty EP greases are multipurpose, high performance products specially formulated for plain and anti-friction bearing applications operating under high stress/high load conditions, coupled with high ambient temperatures typically found in severe, heavy duty off-road applications. Developed as a true contractors product, this line of grease was specifically designed to lubricate and protect equipment that is subjected to the most demanding of conditions.
Chevron Delo Heavy Duty EP greases are manufactured using select, highly refined, high viscosity base oils using a lithium complex thickener system that includes excellent rust and oxidation inhibitors coupled with extreme pressure and tackiness additives. The non-moly version is red in color and stringy in texture. Additionally, this comprehensive line includes 3% and 5% moly versions to meet the demands of OEM manufacturers who require molybdenum disulfide in the grease to meet required warranty specifications. These products are grey/black in color and stringy in texture.
The lithium complex thickener in Chevron Delo Heavy Duty EP greases elevates the dropping point to approximately 265°C (510°F) making them excellent for use in applications where sustained high operating temperatures are common. Additionally, since they are all comprised of the same base formulation, they are completely compatible with one another.
APPLICATIONS These greases are recommended for applications operating in the temperature range of -26°C to 177°C (-15°F to 350°F). Please refer to note below regarding cold weather performance.1 It should be noted that Delo Heavy Duty EP greases are not intended for use in high-speed bearing applications such as those found in electric motors due to the greases’ high viscosity base stocks formulation. When in doubt, please consult your Chevron representative or OEM maintenance manual for application parameters when considering a switch to these greases.
Chevron Delo Heavy Duty EP greases are ideal for a wide variety of Off-Road Construction applications across several industries: • Off-Road Construction — These greases display outstanding water washout and spray-off resistance properties in wet, off-road environments and offer excellent shock load extreme pressure (EP) protection. Unique additive technology of these products makes them tenacious at adhering to metal surfaces found in this industry while protecting these vital components from rust and corrosion. Applications for the product include all types of heavy-duty earth moving machinery, including tractors (dozers), excavators, backhoes, shovels high lifts, articulated loaders, haul trucks, tri-axle dumps and more. They are excellent for heavily loaded machine implement pins and bushings, and other applications operating in severe, high shockload environments where metal to metal contact wear often occurs. Since Chevron Delo Heavy Duty EP greases are offered in 3% and 5% moly containing versions, they are also able to meet wide off-road OEM application ranges using one common product line, thus reducing field inventory. Because they are lithium complex thickened, the non-moly version is also excellent for mixed fleet applications where disc brake lubrication is required, such as pick-up trucks. (Please refer to 2012/2013 Sales Digest for additional information on: Surface and Underground Mining and Quarry, Agriculture, Logging and Timber, Heavy Duty on/off road Construction and Maintenance Vehicles. Section 13-18.
  
 
CHEVRON DELO® SYNTHETIC GREASE SF is a high performance grease specifically engineered for trailer wheel-ends operating in all conditions, even under the most extreme high and low temperatures, and for those demanding applications requiring extended lubrication intervals. It is manufactured using polyalphaolefin (PAO) synthetic base oil, a polyurea thickener, rust and oxidation inhibitors, extreme pressure additives, and a special combination of friction reducing agents. It is gold in color with a smooth, semifluid texture. Chevron Delo Synthetic Grease SF is formulated to
perform in unusually demanding conditions of high and low temperatures. The polyurea thickener in Chevron Delo Synthetic Grease SF elevates the dropping point to 250°C (482°F). This high dropping point equates to excellent high temperature stability up to 190°C (375°F). In addition, the high viscosity index (VI) of the PAO synthetic base oil allows for excellent flow properties at low temperatures - allowing Chevron Delo Synthetic Grease SF to operate at temperatures as low as -45°C (-50°F).
APPLICATIONS Trailer lubrication — Chevron Delo Synthetic Grease SF is recommended for use in trailer axles. It flows smoothly and evenly at temperatures as low as -45°C (-50°F)  and continues to lubricate efficiently at temperatures up to 190°C (375°F). It provides many advantages in trailer axle lubrication, compared to mineral oil-based grease, such as • Excellent low temperature properties (i.e. lower starting torque). • Oxidation resistance at high temperatures. • Low incidence of seal leakage through use of a grease as compared with the conventional SAE 80W- 90 gear oil. • Excellent antiwear/low friction performance throughout the operating temperature range. Industrial lubrication — Chevron Delo Synthetic Grease SF lubricates yearlong under the most severe operating conditions. Along with wide temperature range performance, Chevron Delo Synthetic Grease SF provides excellent industrial equipment lubrication with a special blend of additives, including organo-moly, to help resist oxidation, protect against rust, enhance antiwear properties and ensure long lubricating life under conditions of extreme pressure and temperature. Field tests showed Chevron Delo Synthetic Grease SF to be particularly effective in industrial gear lubrication.
 
 
CHEVRON MOLY GREASES EP NLGI 1, 2 are general purpose, extreme pressure (EP) greases. They are manufactured using highly refined selected base oils, a lithium-12-hydroxystearate thickener, 3% molybdenum disulfide (moly), EP additive, rust and oxidation inhibitors. They are dark gray/black in color and smooth and buttery in texture. These products satisfy the demand for high quality moly-type greases with extreme pressure capability in both automotive and industrial applications. Chevron Moly Greases EP provide excellent performance under extreme pressure, boundary lubrication conditions because of their EP additive and moly content. With a Timken OK Load (ASTM D 2509) of 50 lbs and moly to maintain a low coefficient of friction along sliding surfaces, even under loads exceeding the yield strengths of metals, Chevron Moly Greases EP provide both shock and heavy load protection. Moly provides a lubricity safety factor (staying power) in situations where the grease is depleted and only molybdenum disulfide remains to provide lubrication until more grease is applied.
APPLICATIONS Chevron Moly Greases EP are recommended for use in automotive and industrial equipment where a moly type grease is called for. Typical applications in automotive equipment are: chassis, bearings, universal joints, fifth wheels, and ball joints in construction equipment such as bulldozers, scrapers, loaders, shovels, etc. Chevron Moly Greases EP are recommended for use in roller chains, trunions, gears, cables, sheaves, slides, and chassis bearings. In industrial applications, these greases are recommended for the lubrication of conveyor bearings, sliding and rubbing surfaces, kiln car bearings, etc. They are particularly suited for heavily loaded pivot pins, splined shafts, or other surfaces subjected to sliding, vibration, or oscillation where fretting is encountered. Chevron Moly Greases EP meet Caterpillar recommendations for greases containing 3%
molybdenum disulfide.
 
 
CHEVRON MULTIFAK® EP 000, 00, 0, 1, 2 (Consult page 13-25 in 2012/2013 sales digest).
 
CHEVRON RPM® ARCTIC GREASE NLGI 1 (Consult page 13-27 in 2012/2013 sales digest).
 
CHEVRON RYKOTAC® GREASE EP (Consult page 13-29 in 2012/2013 sales digest).
 
CHEVRON SIL-X® GREASE NLGI 1 (Consult page 13-31 in 2012/2013 sales digest).
 
CHEVRON SRI GREASE NLGI 2  (Consult page 13-33 2012/2013 sales digest. 
 
CHEVRON STARPLEX®1, 2 (Consult page 13-35 in 2012/2013 sales digest).
 
CHEVRON STARPLEX® PREMIUM 1 (Consult page 13-37 in 2012/2013 sales digest).
 
CHEVRON TEXCLAD® 2 (Consult page 13-39 in 2012/2013 sales digest).
 
CHEVRON ULTI-PLEX® GREASES EP NLGI 1, 2 (Consult page 13-41 in 2012/2013 sales digest).
 
CHEVRON ULTI-PLEX® HV SYNTHETIC GREASE EP (Consult page 13-43 in 2012/2013 sales digest).
 
CHEVRON ULTI-PLEX® SYNTHETIC GREASE EP (Consult page 13-45 in 2012/2013 sales digest).
 
CHEVRON ULTRA-DUTY GREASES EP NLGI 0, 1, 2 (Consult page 13-47 in 2012/2013 sales digest).
 
CHEVRON ULTRA-DUTY HD 00 (Consult page 13-49 in 2012/2013 sales digest).