Lubricating Oil and Grease Uses
Oil or Grease Symbol
2110, 2135, 3050
CG 1, GAA
Lubricating Precautions. In order to avoid plant failures due to improper
lubrication, take the following precautions:
Do not over lubricate. Over lubrication causes antifriction bearings
to heat and may damage grease seals; it may also cause damage to the windings in
Do not lubricate totally enclosed or insufficiently guarded
equipment while the equipment is in motion.
Shut off, lock out, tag and block the unit if moving parts that
might be a safety hazard are close to the grease fitting or drain plugs.
Remove the drain plug from the bearing housing.
Remove the grease fitting protective cap and wipe off the
grease fitting. Be sure that you do not force dirt into the bearing housing along with the
Pump in clean grease until the grease coming out of the
drain hole is clean. Don't pump grease into a bearing with the drain plug in place. This
could easily build up enough pressure to blow out the seals.