How Harsh Environments Affect Grease Life


A grease’s environment plays a significant role in its longevity. Temperature abnormalities and extremely wet or dusty surroundings can all have detrimental effects on lubrication. It’s also quite common for machines to experience more than one of these conditions at a time. Therefore, it’s important to consider your grease’s surroundings when maintenance is performed to help minimize downtime and increase reliability.

It is often stated that lubricants should be kept clean, cool, and dry—to keep lubricants in this condition, it’s important to consider a variety of factors from maintaining a clean storage and handling space to optimizing regreasing practices. This whitepaper dives into a few of the ways extreme operating conditions affect lubrication and what you can do to mitigate their effect.

Topics Covered:

  • Dirty Environments
  • Wet Conditions
  • Extreme Temperatures
  • How to Mitigate the Effects of Harsh Conditions
  • Properties of High-Temperature Grease





Thank you to Mystik Lubricants for sponsoring this education on grease life. 

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