Klϋber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, offers Klüberbio EG 2-68, 2-100, 2-150, 2-320, a series of biodegradable gear oils based on synthetic ester oil. They contain ≥90% of renewable raw materials and comply with the European Ecolabel, as well as the requirements for Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) as defined in Appendix A of the EPA 2013 VGP (Vessel General Permit). Notably, Klüberbio EG 2-320 has been recently added to the portfolio, designed specifically for port cranes, deck equipment, and pod propulsion units.
Klüberbio EG 2 oils show a high shear stability and form a strong hydrodynamic oil film even when subject to high loads. They have a high scuffing resistance, protecting gear teeth reliably against fretting damage even at high peak loads.
Klüberbio EG 2 oils are used for the lubrication of ships gearboxes, particularly for thrusters and rudder propellers. Klüberbio EG 2 oils protect rolling elements effectively against wear and pitting, complying with the requirements of rolling bearing manufacturers for highly loaded, large rolling bearings in pod drives.
Klüberbio EG 2 oils can also be used for the lubrication of open running drive and conveyor chains, e.g. in installations and machines in agriculture, forestry and water resources industries as well as for horticultural appliances.