Grease in UAE
Grease is a lubricant manufactured with oil, a thickening agent, and additives. Grease consists of 75 to 90% of oil. ‘Grease’, is also a term used to describe any semisolid lubricant. Grease is not only used as lubricants in machinery but they can also be used as sealants to prevent the entry of water and other incompressible materials. The use of grease as a lubricant reduces the wear and tear and ensures a longer service life of the machinery.
There are different kinds of grease and they are classified by their thickeners. Some of the thickeners that are used in grease are metallic soaps, polyurea, bentonite clay, inorganic thickeners, and silica gel. Grease is suitable for the following applications: for machinery that run for long hours or for machinery that is stored for a long duration of time. Since grease remains in place, it forms a lubricating film. It could also be used to lubricate components of the machinery that are inaccessible. Grease is also used in electric motors and gearboxes and many other sealed for life applications. Machinery that functions under extreme conditions such as shock loads, high temperatures, and pressure is lubricated with grease because grease provides a thick film that is required to lubricate and protect the machine.
Some of the most prominent locations in UAE to find manufacturers and suppliers of grease and other lubricants are Al Mulla Plaza in Dubai, Umm Ul Quwain Industrial area in Umm Ul Quwain and New industrial area 1 in Ajman.