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No-Melt Corrosion Inhibiting EAL Grease

SYNCAN is an environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL) proven for over 25 years as a replacement to petrolatum greases. Meets requirements for the Vessel General Permit and MARPOL for wire rope applications in the offshore and marine industries. Widely used on container cranes at Ports.

NLGI #2 grade does not loose viscosity at elevated temperatures, while maintaining performance, making it an ideal solution for steel mill applications and as a blocking compound for guy wires and structural strand.

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Product Details:

  • High-temperature performance — no migration
  • Prevents corrosion from salts, acids, alkalis, and moisture
  • Proven on running ropes / davits / mooring lines / steel mill applications
  • Excellent for marine applications
  • Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL), VGP compliant
  • Guy wires and structural strands manufactured with SYNCAN never require field corrosion inhibiting treatments
  • Proven to provide 7x life to structural strands and guy wires (report available upon request)
  • Accelerated weathering testing performance (test report available upon request)
  • Available in three NLGI viscosities – 0, 1, 2
  • Recommended Grades:
    • SYNCAN 0 – service lubricant for working wire ropes
    • SYNCAN 1 – service or build lubricant for working wire ropes
    • SYNCAN 2 – build lubricant for guy wires and structural strand

Industry Applications:

Wire rope

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Sycan is an Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL) according to the definitions and requirements of the US EPA 2013 Vessel General Permit, as described below.

VGP Section 2.2.9
All vessels must use an EAL in all oil to sea interfaces, unless technically infeasible. “Environmentally acceptable lubricants” means lubricants that are “biodegradable” and “minimally-toxic” and are “not bio-accumulative” as defined in Appendix A of the permit.

Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant Definition – VGP Appendix A
In order to be classified as an “Environmentally acceptable lubricant” the oil maker must determine that the lubricant is “biodegradable”,”minimally-toxic” and “not bio-accumulative” as defined in Appendix A of the permit. Alternatively, oils that are labeled by one of several programs specified in the permit are regarded as acceptable.

Syncan and its components have been evaluated and meets the VGP definition of an Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant.

  • Biodegradability/ Non Bioaccumulative -VGP Appendix A

The VGP definitions of “Biodegradable” include grease formulations that contain at least 75% by weight of a constituent substance or constituent substances that give a minimum test result of 60% according to OECD 301 B. The 25% of the formulation that need not meet the above biodegradability requirements may be inherently biodegradable or non­biodegradable (but not bio-accumulative). Acceptable test methods to demonstrate inherent biodegradability include >20% according to OECD 301B. In order to comply with the 2013 VGP biodegradability/ bioaccumulation requirement, it is necessary to consider the constituent substances. Only substances present in the formulation above 0.10% need be assessed.

The constituent substances of Sycan meet the above requirements.

  • Minimally Toxic -VGP Appendix A

The VGP definitions for “Minimally-Toxic” greases include achieving acute toxicity results of at least I 000 mg/L according to OECD 201, 202, and 203 (Algae, Daphnia and Fish).

Sycan meets the above requirements.

Record Keeping -VGP Section 4.2

Vessel must keep records on the vessel that include the Technical Data Sheet for all EALs used in Oil-to-Sea interfaces on board the vessel in order to prove compliance with the permit.