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How to Produce Lithium Grease

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lithium grease Lithium-based grease, often called to as "lithium grease". It is lubricant grease that gives it higher performance and temperature tolerance when added lithium compound. A quantity of formulations also include polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene, such as molybdenum compounds.

Lithium grease supports well to metal, is non-corrosive, and may be used on extreme weights. It is moisture resistant, so it is regularly applied to a surface to reduce friction between moving part lubricant in household products, such as electric garage doors.

To make a lithium-grease, the ingredient of the fatty acid is used instead with another acid (generally a diacid), which makes the lithium soap. Grease which has improved constancy at high temperature is provided by adding or standard grease a lithium soap of a hydroxy-stearic acid and an alkali borate. The grease is made by putting lithium tetra borate directly to a mixture comprising a lithium soap of hydroxy-fatty acid and lubricating oil.

During that time the following mixture has from about 5 to 20 percent by weight of the lithium soap and from about 0.1 to 3 percent by weight of lithium tetra borate.  

This type of diverse soap formation has unique properties that permit the grease to be heat up to a higher temperature without losing its formation of oil. To do so, heat the content on a Bunsen Burner or a lab burner. Put the content in an Erlenmeyer Flask have the Flask griped onto the ring stand. Now heat it up to the proper temperature 190° to 220°C (350° to 400°F.)

 This high heating is passed on to as the declining peak. This is very important because this point when the grease goes back to a liquid form. In that point the oil separates from the thicker part.

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jswana said:

Great knowledge on producing Lithium Grease! Thanks for sharing.
November 17, 2010
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