Industrial gearboxes are found in a multitude of locations across a huge range of industries. What they all have in common is a need to operate reliably under a wide range of different conditions. Industrial gearboxes often need to be able to handle heavy loads at high temperatures. They must continue to operate effectively, even if there is contamination from dirt, process waste or water. If the gears are not suitably protected they will wear more quickly, oil will need changing more frequently and in the worst cases, expensive machinery will need to be shut down.
To help protect valuable gearboxes, it is important to use a high-quality industrial gear oil. A blend of premium base oils with the right choice of additives will give the best possible protection. The key additives will ensure that the oil is stable at high temperatures, and will not oxidise. They will give the best defence against the extreme pressure that can be encountered, and they will deal with any contaminants that may enter the system. They are also compatible with ferrous and non-ferrous metals used in industrial gear units.
Northern Insulations & Pipeline Stockists Limited (NIPS) recommend Castrol Alpha SP oils, which are formulated using high-quality mineral base oils which are fortified with a sulphur-phosphorous additive system to prevent scuffing in heavily-loaded applications. The balanced formulation separates water rapidly and resists foaming ensuring optimum film strength at the point of contact. The range can be used in splash lubricated or forced circulation systems, spur, bevel, spiral bevel or planetary gearboxes, pump bearings and as a crankcase lubricant for high-pressure mud or cement pumps.
Northen Insulations & Pipeline Stockists Limited are experts industrial gear oil and all of the other associated products, so if you ‘d like to learn more about industrial gear oil contact our team today.