SHELL GADUS NAMING SYSTEM
The Shell Gadus grease names are designed to help you
Shell recommends the following best practice approach:
make the right choice. They include a let er that indicates
Check the thickener compatibility guide in this leaflet to
the thickener type. Before changing greases, check the
ensure you take a proper course of action.
compatibility of dif erent thickeners using the table in
SHELL GADUS GREASE
Ideal y, the grease should be changed as part of your
this leaflet. The names also include the base-oil viscosity
routine service, when you are already cleaning or
and the NLGI, and the letters that tell you about the
changing components. Remove al the current grease
applications and conditions for which the product
DESIGNED TO MEET CHALLENGES
and replace it with new product. If the new product
is noted as being “borderline” compatible with the old product in the thickener compatibility guide, the components should be monitored. More frequent greasing may be required until the previous grease is
Check the base oil compatibility. Remember that
polyglycol oils are incompatible with mineral or other synthetic oils.
Shell Gadus S3 V460D 2
Check the base-oil viscosity and the NLGI grade.
A lower NLGI grade may be more suitable with a
more viscous base oil, depending on the temperature
level from S1 to S5 viscosity grade
As for al industrial lubricants, if the equipment has
atypical seals, check the product technical data sheet for seal incompatibility issues.
THICkENER GUIDE LETTERS
SPEAk TO YOUR SHELL LUBRICANTS DISTRIBUTOR
= Extreme-temperature performance using Shel polyurea
fOR MORE INfORMATION.
= Versatile, multipurpose applications using lithium and
= Thickeners for wet (aqueous) conditions: Calcium thickener
= Unusual non-melting thickeners: Clay thickener
APPLICATION AND CONDITION GUIDE LETTERS
= Water tolerant
= Coloured grease
= Contains solids, suitable for shock-load conditions
= Low temperature
= Low load
= Open gear
= Noise dampening (quiet) applications
= Extra/extreme performance
Mixing incompatible greases can reduce lubrication
efficiency and increase maintenance time and costs,
THICkENER COMPATIBILITY GUIDE
especial y at high temperatures. Grease mixtures can become too thick or too soft, and may leak from bearings.
To avoid incompatibility problems, Shel recommends
completely replacing the grease during a routine service.
Before changing to another grease, there are three things
Shell Gadus grease names contain all this information.
• Compatible • Borderline • Incompatible
This chart is a guide, and testing may be required to assess compatibility.
NLGI GRADE REfERENCE
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