The right lubricant – an overview
The use of the right lubricant for seals is critical to the technical performance and the components lifetime. Not all types of oil and grease are compatible with certain sealing materials. Due to hydrolysis, some EALs for example, can weaken the material of the sealing rings.
For this reason, we issue lists of oils, EALs and greases which have been tested and approved for use with our Simplex seals. The lists will be updated regularly after testing and approving additional lubricants and changed formulations.
Please keep in mind that the approvals does apply to the formulation provided by the lubricant manufacturer at the respective time. The manufacturer is responsible to inform SKF Marine GmbH of changes in formulation. If you can´t find your selected lubricant, please get in contact with us: firstname.lastname@example.org