DIAMOND DRILL ROD GREASE 2018-03-12T13:48:02+00:00


How to Choose Your Grease

Diamond Drill Rod Grease

For diamond drilling operations and contractors, the maintenance of a healthy drill string and managing drill maintenance costs is crucial. As a result, the ability of a lubricating agent to stick and spread to a diamond drill rod in a variety of climates and environments becomes incredibly important.

Sudbury Mining Products’ Diamond Drill Rod Grease protects drill string quality under the most demanding drilling conditions. Thickened with a barium complex, this grease adheres to the drill rod for greater drilling distances in the most adverse conditions, reducing in the hole vibrations, and improving break in quality.

Diamond drill rod grease helps drill operators:
  • Maintain a healthy drill string
  • Improve break in point
  • Reduce in the hole vibrations
  • Reduce rod wear and tear
  • Reduce torque
  • Prevent rod belling
  • Minimize bore hole issues
  • Mitigate washout related challenges
  • Extend the estimated useful life of rod steel

Drill operators appreciate that SMP Diamond Drill Rod Grease is manufactured to withstand a diverse climate set while maintaining excellent adhesive properties.

SMP Diamond Drill Rod Grease is available in a regular, extra sticky, and biodegradable line. To customize this grease to your specific requirements, contact a lubrication specialist.

Anatomy of Your Industrial Grease

Choosing the best lubricant for an industrial application is an involved process. While these oil and grease compounds come in a number of varieties and combinations, the optimal variety for your application is critical.

Lubricants are made up of three main components; a base, which constitutes 70-90% of the final compound; a thickener, comprises 3-30% of the recipe, and additives, which complete the balance.

Choosing the Right Base

A lubricant can be mineral, vegetable, or synthetic oil based. Mineral based lubricants are derived from crude oil and are typically used in general purpose applications. Vegetable based oils are typically used in environmentally sensitive applications and are used as a biodegradeable lubricant. Synthetic based lubricants, are lab-made base oils that are best applied to harsh conditions where temperatures are extreme.

Achieve the Appropriate Structure

Thickeners are designed to produce the semi-fluid to solid state of the lubricant structure. These might include metal and non-metal soap thickeners, as well as non-soap thickeners. While metal and non metal variety greases have attractive load carrying abilities and high dropping-off points, non-metal complexes can be suitable for extreme temperature applications.

Impact the Relevant Properties

Additives impact the lubricant in three main ways and can;
  1. Enhance desirable properties;
  2. suppress undesirable properties; or
  3. contribute entirely new properties to a given industrial lubricant.

Depending on what is required for the application additives can combat oxidation, clean and neutralize impurities, support anti-wear, inhibit corrosion, affect lubricant viscosity, bear extreme pressure, and reduce air dispersions.

Choosing the Right Grease

Every application of an industrial lubricant is unique. For this reason, lubricants are engineered specific to an application, and can be customized to suit unique needs. Some of the factors considered when choosing the appropriate lubricating agent include:

  • Environmental conditions
  • Temperature
  • Vibration capacity
  • Load to be carried
  • Demands on the agent
  • Operating speed
  • Type of wear point friction
  • Amount of water present
  • Engineering, OEM, industry standards

Benefits of Well-managed Lubrication Programs

Although the process of selecting the appropriate lubricant can be involved, the benefits gained from appropriate information gathering and implementation of a well managed lubrication program are significant:

  • Minimize total cost of asset ownership
  • Increase asset predictability
  • Reduce unplanned plant and equipment downtime
  • Better manage part and component replacement
  • Minimize bearing and bushing failure
  • Seal out environmental contaminants
  • Protection of rust, corrosion, wear, noise, vibration
  • Improve labour maintenance utilization
  • Measurable cost savings in energy utilization