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Marine New eco-compatible lubricants for open gear drives

Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, has introduced Klüberbio LG 39-700 N and Klüberbio LG 39-701 N, two high-performance greases with a base oil and additive package that combines eco-friendliness with high load-carrying capacity, good antiwear and anticorrosive effect and excellent adhesion to surfaces.

Designed for open gear drives, jack-up lifting systems or other on-board equipment that may be in contact with sea water, Klüberbio LG 39-700/701 N complies with the requirements for classification as an Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL) in terms of biodegradability, toxicity and bioaccumulation, as defined by the 2013 Vessel General Permit.

The high-viscosity base oil of Klüberbio LG 39-700/701 N comes from 100 percent renewable resources. Due to the lubricant’s excellent low-temperature behavior, it can be pumped in centralized lubricating systems down to -30°C and sprayed, even at 0°C, allowing the lubricants to be used over a wider temperature range than what is common with mineral-oil-based greases of the same base oil viscosity. Klüberbio LG 39-700/701 N enables a further reduction in lubricant consumption, greater than 50 percent, in jack-up lifting systems if spray application is used, further reducing operating costs.

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