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.


  • Main ingredient is canola oil, a renewable and sustainable resource.
  • VSG is readily biodegradable per CEC-L-33-T-82 test.
  • No acute toxicity in the daphnia magna test and nonbioaccumulative.
  • No added coloring agents, lead, zinc, barium or chlorinated paraffins.


  • Wear protection without the need for aggressive or unstable additives.
  • Excellent resistance to water washout and should stay in place longer.
  • Rust preventing characteristics to help protect the steel journals.
  • VSG is pumpable down to at least 0F (-18C).
  • Performance characteristics are as good as or better than most current greases.


  • Proven in-service by some of the largest electric power utilities.
  • Performance characteristics are as good as or better than most current greases.
  • Manufactured in North America at an ISO registered plant by a major grease company.
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Canola Oil

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Answers to questions such as:

  • What is canola oil?
  • Was canola developed using genetic engineering?
  • Have human studies been conducted on the consumption of canola oil?

Suppliers of VSG

VSG is available from distributors across North America and directly from Canoil Canada Ltd. Please contact Eco Fluid Center with any questions. 

More information from Gamil Alhakimi, President of Canoil Canada Ltd.


Canoil Canada Limited is Acquiring Eco Fluid Center Ltd.

This is effective August 1, 2020. These companies have worked together for years with Canoil being the stocking and distribution for MOV Long Life, MOV Extra and VSG greases. The transition should be seamless. Grease customers should contact the same Canoil people as before.
In addition, Ken Brown will continue to assist Canoil on technical matters. This is for these greases and also for the line of EHC Turbofluids.
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