HYDROX 8 EP

Categories: , Brand: Vickers Oils
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HYDROX 8EP is extreme pressure (EP) rated gear lubricant based on medium viscosity mineral oil.

HYDROX 8EP is designed primarily for lubrication of auxiliary or main propulsion thruster units, particularly where water ingress may occur. It has been formulated to be suitable for applications where a combined gear lubricant / hydraulic function is required.
HYDROX 8EP can also be used in sterntube lubrication where an integral gearbox is included and also for gearbox lubrication of deck mounted equipment and crude oil washing machines, where an ISO 100 viscosity grade is appropriate.

  • HYDROX 8EP provides a very high standard of anti-wear performance required for the lubrication of heavily loaded gears, giving high resistance to micropitting and scuffing.
  • HYDROX 8EP provides good compatibility with the elastomers used for seals in marine equipment. It has been tested and approved for use by the major seal manufacturers.
  • HYDROX 8EP forms stable emulsion with any water that may enter the unit and so provide a high standard of lubrication and protection against corrosion, reducing the problems associated with water contamination into a thruster unit. The continued presence of any water in a thruster unit is still undesirable and, in accordance with roller bearing manufacturer’s guidelines, it is recommended that fresh oil should be introduced into a unit where water contamination is present at the earliest opportunity.
  • Forms a stable emulsion with any water that may enter the unit and thus provides a high standard of lubrication and protection against corrosion.
  • Imparts a very high standard of anti-wear performance. Suitable for the lubrication of heavily loaded gears and providing excellent resistance to scuffing and micropitting of gears.
  • Is compatible with many other EP type lubricants and can usually be added without special precautions, although compatibility cannot be guaranteed without laboratory examination of the oils involved. Draining of as much of the old oil as possible is also advised.