VSG -The Green Grease
To reduce the environmental impact of grease from once through systems, a better choice is now possible. VSG grease uses a natural vegetable base oil combined with a state-of-the-art calcium sulphonate thickener to provide a biodegradable and potentially less harmful product that also performs. VSG was developed to meet the requirements of the established wicket gate bearing specifications. It will be cost effective compared to existing products and will certainly be much less expensive than trying self-lubricating inserts. Used by the Bureau or Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, TVA, OPG, HQ and many others. VSG has excellent resistance to water washout, has extreme pressure and anti-wear characteristics, and has good pumpability. In most cases, VSG can be used now to directly replace existing older mineral oil-based products.
Many locations have restrictions on how much residual grease can be left in used steel kegs and drums when these are being sent for disposal. This has been a pain and VSG grease has characteristics that are good in bearings but which can make cleaning the containers more difficult.
At the request of users all VSG steel kegs and drums now have a disposable flexible plastic liner. This is made of LDPE which can be recycled where allowed.
The use of a flexible liner makes it much easier to get out the last bit of grease and to add it to the new container as well as to be able to quickly clean out the containers for reuse, recycling or disposal.
As a caution to reduce the chances of the liner being pulled down by the follower plate used with grease pumps, it is suggested that the loose end of the liner at the top be taped to the container.
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