- Check the amount of grease in the bearing – remove fitting or grease plug to allow excess grease to come out.
- Check bearings and seals for excess leakage.
- Apply a few “shots” of grease at a time.
- Excessive oil separation
- Some “bleed” is normal and required
- Significant change (>25 percent) in the grease consistency as measured by worked or unworked penetration. Grease consistency affects the ease of grease application, low-temperature performance and stay put performance, all critical characteristics ensuring proper grease lubrication. In technical terms, grease’s consistency is referred to as its NLGI Grade – from NLGI 000 (semifluid) to NLGI 6 (block – very firm)
- Significant change in color or odor
- Noticeable change in texture
Best storage and handling practices
Follow right storage practices so you - and drums - can breathe easier
Upright is just right. Always keep drums standing up during transportation.
Drums have your lubricant needs covered. Drums should be covered as well. Ensure they are sheltered when stored.
Remember, three and nine is always fine - the ideal way to store your oil drums.