Oil Vs Grease
June 3, 2022
In the mining industry, oil and grease are two important components for support equipment performance and protection despite the dirt, severe loads and harsh elements faced around the clock.
Below is the difference between oil and grease:
a. Definition from Oxford Dictionary
Oil: Any of many greasy usually liquid substances from plant, animal, or mineral sources that do not dissolve in water and are used especially as lubricants, fuels, and food.
Grease: any thick oily substance, especially one that is used to make machines run smoothly.
Oil: Oil is a liquid that is sticky
Grease: Semisolid lubricant
Oil: Moderate to high
Grease: Very high
Oil: Cooking oil, crude palm oil, Mineral oil, gear oil and so on
Grease: Lithium Grease, Molybdenum Disulphide Grease, synthetic grease,
Oil: It is used for cooking (vegetable oil), petroleum products, plastics (crude oil).
Grease: They are used in vessels, machines, vehicles for lubrication.