Join Us – Finalizing the HPM Specification
June 18, 2020 11:00 am – 1:30 pm EST
NLGI is about to cross the finish line on the new High-Performance Multiuse Grease specification. Please join us for a detailed webinar on the features of this specification including water resistance, load carrying capacity, corrosion resistance and more.
This new specification has been 18 months in the making and led by Mike Kunselman with the Center for Quality Assurance, Chuck Coe, NLGI Technical Expert, as well as a knowledgeable, dedicated group of volunteers who participate on NLGI’s Steering Committee. NLGI is excited to cross the finish line and launch this specification to market.
As a reminder, this specification WILL NOT take the place of our current GC-LB specification. NLGI will continue to offer the GC-LB certification as long as there’s a need. Additionally, all participants are welcome to attend this session. Attendance/participation in previous discussions is not required in order to participate in this session.
*Webinar details will be distributed to all registered participants by Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Please don’t hesitate to contact NLGI HQ with any questions.
NLGI currently licenses grease through their Certification Mark program which includes the well-known GC-LB Performance Classification. This certification program has provided an internationally-recognized grease specification for grease and bearing manufacturers, users and consumers since 1989. Although originally conceived as an automotive chassis and wheel bearing specification, GC-LB is recognized as a mark of quality for grease specifiers. Due to advancements in materials, technologies and applications, NLGI recognizes that current applications may be better served by updated specifications.
Because NLGI’s working groups are made up of volunteers from the industry, NLGI has contracted with The Center for Quality Assurance to interview and survey members of the grease industry with a goal of defining these new specifications and ensuring that they meet the needs of today’s grease-lubricated applications. The initial focus will be on updated specifications for a premium grease that could be used in a variety of bearings and applications which require similar lubricating properties. Additional specifications will be defined for high load, water resistance, corrosion resistance, low temperature and long-life applications. Future specification work may include grease for gear boxes, electric motors and other applications.
*Please note the GC-LB is not being replaced. The new specifications will be in parallel to GC-LB. NLGI will continue to support GC-LB certification and the use of the mark on finished products. The new specifications, certification and marks will be used in applicable applications. NLGI will continue to support the use of the current GC-LB marks as long as there is a market for them.