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Shell Lubricants

GREASE FOR THE MINING SECTOR
PORTFOLIO CONVERSION GUIDE
DESIGNED TO MEET CHALLENGES

HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE
NEW/REPLACEMENT NLGI
OLD PRODUCT
PRODUCT GRADES Find your current grease in the left-hand column and read across to find its new
name or recommended replacement product.
GREASES
Shell Albida HLS Selected grease products are shown. Please contact your Shell representative, customer service
Shell Gadus S5 V460 1.5, 2 centre or Shell lubricants distributor for information on Shell’s full portfolio for your business.
Shell Albida SLC 460
Shell Malleus ET Shell Gadus S5 U130D 2

Shell Malleus JBZ Shell Gadus S4 V2600AD 1.5 APPLICATION ICON KEY THICKENER GUIDE LETTERS
Shell Gadus S4
Shell Malleus DCX 1 Roller bearing A = Thickeners for wet (aqueous) conditions,
Walking Cam Grease
Shell Kiln Seal Shell Gadus calcium
0.5 Plain bearing
Grease TI Kiln Seal Grease U = Unusual non-melting thickeners or other
Shell SRS 4000 Shell Gadus S3 A1300C 2
Excavator applications
Shell Retinax MDX Mining/stationary applications V = Versatile, multipurpose applications using
Shell Gadus S3 V460XD* 1, 2 lithium and lithium complex thickeners
Shell Albida MDX Mining/mobile applications
Shell Retinax CMX
Wire rope PRODUCT NAME SUFFIX KEY
Shell Albida HDX Shell Gadus S3 V460D* 1, 1.5, 2
Open gear A = Wet (aqueous) conditions
Shell Retinax SDX
Shell Retinax LX High temperature C = Coloured grease
Shell Gadus S3 V220C 1, 2, 3 D = Contains solids, suitable for shock-load
Shell Albida EP Low temperature
conditions
Shell Malleus RN Shell Gadus S3 Repair 00
Extreme pressure K = Low temperatures
Shell Malleus HDX Shell Gadus S3 Wirerope T 3 OG = Open gear
Shock load
Shell Malleus HDX Shell Gadus S3 Wirerope T P = Extreme/high pressure
4
Aerosol Aerosol Wet conditions X = Extra/extreme performance
Shell ROV Cable Shell Gadus S3 Wirerope A 1.5
Grease

Shell NL Grease 000 Shell Gadus S3 Wirerope 000

Shell Alvania SDX Shell Gadus S2 V1000AD 2
SHELL GADUS GREASE NAMES
Shell Malleus JB Shell Gadus S2 U1000D 1, 2
There are at least four properties that you should look for when
Shell Rhodina EP (LF) Shell Gadus S2 A320 1, 2 selecting a grease:
Shell Retinax EP ■ thickener type
00, 0, 1, oil viscosity
Shell Alvania EP (LF) Shell Gadus S2 V220 ■
2, 3
Shell Alvania EP ■ operating conditions and application
Shell Alvania WR ■ NLGI grade (consistency).
Shell Gadus S2 V220AC 2
Shell Retinax HD Shell Gadus greases have names based on these properties that aim
Shell Retinax HDX to help you select the right products for your needs.
Shell Gadus S2 V220AD 1, 2
Shell Alvania HDX
Shell Retinax EPL Shell Gadus S2 V145KP 2
GREASE NAMES
Shell Alvania EP
Shell Gadus S2 V20XKD 0 The following naming system is being used for Shell greases
Arctic Moly
Shell Gadus S2
Shell Malleus STC 1, 2
Thread Compound Shell Gadus is the Thickener Special conditions
family name guide or applications
Shell Multiservice EP Shell Gadus S1 V220 2

Shell Multiroad CT Shell Gadus S1 A150 2

Shell Multiservice LPX Shell Gadus S1 V150D 2
Shell Gadus S3 V460D 2
OPEN GEAR LUBRICANTS
Example of Relative performance level Oil NLGI
naming structure from S1 to S5 (higher is better) viscosity grade
Shell Malleus GL 3500 Shell Gadus S4 OGH 160

Shell Malleus OGH Shell Gadus S2 OGH 0/00

Shell Cardium Fluid EP Shell Gadus S1 OG 1600
Shell Cardium
Compound EP 200
Shell Cardium Shell Gadus S1 OG 200*
Compound 460
NLGI GRADE REFERENCE
Shell Cardium
Compound 200
Shell Cardium PENETRATION NLGI
Shell Gadus S1 OG 150 MM/10 GRADE APPLICATION DESCRIPTION
Compound 150
Shell Cardium
Compound EP100 85–115 6 Journal bearing Block
Shell Gadus S1 OG 100*
Shell Cardium 130–160 5 Journal bearing Very stiff
Compound 100
185–205 4 High speed/low load Stiff
Direct replacement *
Recommended replacement where the original product is discontinued. 220–250 3 High speed bearing Medium
Recommended replacement 265–295 2 Ball/roller bearing Medium soft

310–340 1 Centralised lube systems/low temp. Soft
Note: Certain Shell Malleus products remain unchanged at this time.
355–385 0 Centralised lube systems Very soft
Ask your Shell representative for details.
400–430 00 Enclosed gear Semifluid

445–475 000 Enclosed gear Fluid

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