Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Benefits of Balanced Grease Formulations with Paul Grives, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties

Paul Grives
In this interview, we talk to Paul Grives, Global Industrial Marketing Advisor at ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties. He has over 22 years of experience in the field of lubricants, primarily focused on greases.

Paul covers a variety of topics related to grease including:
  • Why you would use a grease over a lubricant
  • Function in an application
  • What goes into a typical formulation
  • How a formulation is balanced
  • NLGI grades
  • Typical grease applications (including high/low temperature and extreme environments)
  • Common problems like grease compatibility and over-greasing
To listen, click the "play" button in the slide bar below, or click here to download/save the file and play it back at your convenience. This is also a great way to take the information with you and learn on the go - download it to your iPod or other mp3 player, and you're all set for a trip. Be sure to save or print out the interview notes and transcript. You can use the transcript as a guide to skip ahead to the topics you want to listen to right away.

If you're interested in more information on greases and grease formulations, try the following resources:
What are your questions about grease? Are you experiencing any problems or challenges in lubricating your equipment with grease? Submit your questions in the comments section below, and we'll have our subject matter experts answer your questions!

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