Portable grease analysis kit for use in the field
Lubricant analysis is a vital part of a predictive maintenance strategy. However, until now, this has been almost completely related with oils, despite the fact that around 80% of bearings are lubricated with grease. Tribology knowledge and years of research have allowed SKF to develop a complete methodology to assess greases condition directly in the field.
The SKF Grease Test Kit TKGT 1 has been designed to properly apply this methodology. By using it, three different tests can be performed: consistency (patent applied for), oil bleeding properties and contamination. This allows the user to have a good understanding of the grease condition and take decisions directly in the field. The SKF TKGT 1 includes guidelines for properly interpreting the results of the tests.
For fresh greases SKF TKGT 1 can help to establish the remaining shelf life of the grease, as well as assesing the consistency of the quality level among different production batches. When testing used greases, the results will help the user to evaluate such things as: the suitability of the tested grease for the application, the accuracy of relubrication intervals, and the possible sources when contamination occurs.
Portable kit, designed to be used directly in the field
No special training required to perform the tests
No harmful chemicals required
The methodology included with the kit brings SKF lubrication knowledge to the customer in order to properly understand the results of every test
Small sample size required
Just 0.5 grams of grease are needed to perform all the tests
Quick assessment tool allowing taking decisions directly in the field
With the TKGT 1 you can analyze three grease properties:
1. Grease consistency
2. Oil bleeding characteristics
By performing these tests and using the methodology described, you will have a better understanding of the condition of your greases, enabling you to take proper actions to keep your machines in good shape.