Mobilgrease 33

Mobilgrease 33

Synthetic Aviation Grease

Mobilgrease 33 is a high-performance lithium-complex grease designed for general-purpose aircraft use. Its consistency is between the NLGI grades 1 and 2. Mobilgrease 33 utilizes a 100% polyalphaolefin base oil and premium additives which ensure outstanding lubrication performance over a wide temperature range and operating conditions.

Features and Benefits

The lithium complex thickener system provides excellent structural stability and resistance to water wash-out. Polyalphaolefin base oil is used in Mobilgrease 33 because of its exceptional thermal/oxidative resistance potential, low volatility, and superb low-temperature capability, without the potential vulnerability of an ester base oil to degradation from reaction with water. The synthetic polyalphaolefin base oil offers excellent low-temperature mobility/pumpability and very low starting and running torque values. In addition, the state-of-the art additive system in Mobilgrease 33 provides superior rust and wear protection and load-carrying capacity compared to aviation greases that meet the minimum requirements of the MIL-PRF-23827 specification.

Mobilgrease 33, with its unique features, provides the following advantages and potential benefits:

Features

Advantages and Potential Benefits

High viscosity index polyalphaolefin basestock

Very wide operating temperature range – outstanding high and low temperature performance.
Excellent lubricant film protection at high temperatures

Good storage stability

Grease structure integrity maintained – low oil separation

Exceptional resistance to thermal and oxidative degradation

Long grease and lubricated part service life

Resistance to degradation by water (hydrolysis)

No risk of corrosion induced by acidic base oil degradation products

Low volatility

Little vulnerability to significant base oil loss by evaporation in service

Excellent protection against wear, corrosion, and rusting

Excellent bearing and component protection

Extreme-pressure characteristics

Prevention of excessive wear, even under shock load

High resistance to water washout

Excellent grease performance in adverse weather and other water-exposure conditions

Applications

Mobilgrease 33 is a true multipurpose aviation grease intended for use in highly loaded anti-friction bearings, gears, and actuators as well as instruments, high speed bearings (though not recommended for wheel bearings), and general airframe lubrication, over operating temperatures from –100ºF to 250ºF (–73ºC to 121ºC). It can be used in all applications for which the aircraft manufacturer specifies U.S. Military Specification MIL-PRF-23827, Type I (Grease, Aircraft and Instrument, Gear and Actuator Screw, Grease thickened with metallic soap), Boeing BMS 3-33B (Grease, Aircraft, General Purpose), and Airbus AIMS09-06-002/SAE AMS3052 (Grease, General Purpose, Airframe, Low Temperature Range, Lithium Thickened). Mobilgrease 33 is listed in the Qualified Products List of Airbus, Boeing, and the U.S. Military for these specifications. The NATO Code Number for Mobilgrease 33 is G-354.

Specifications and Approvals

Mobilgrease 33

Is Approved Against

Meets

Airbus AIMS09-06-002

X

Boeing BMS 3-33B Type 1

X

MIL-PRF-23827C, Amendment 2, Type I

X

NATO G-354

X

SAE AMS3052

X

Typical Properties

Test Methods

MIL-PRF-23827 Type I Requirements

Mobilgrease 33 (1)

NLGI Grade

1 1/2

Thickener Type

Metallic Soap

Lithium Complex

Color

Visual

Blue Green

Structure/Consistency

Visual

Smooth, free from lumps and visual impurities

Pass

Odor

Olfactory

No rancid, perfume, or alcohol odor

Pass

Viscosity of Base Oil, cSt

ASTM D 445

at 40 ºC

12.5

at 100 ºC

3.2

Dropping Point, ºC (ºF)

ASTM D 2265

165 (329) min

255 (491)

Low Temp. Torque at -73ºC (-100ºF), Nm

DEF STAN 05-50 Part 62, ASTM D 1478

Starting

1.00 max

0.52

Running, after 1 Hr

0.10 max

0.06

Low Temp. Torque with 10% water at -73ºC (-100ºF), Nm

DEF STAN 05-50 Part 62, ASTM D 1478

Starting

0.67

Running, after 1 Hr

0.09

Penetration at 25ºC (77ºF), mm/10

DEF STAN 05-50 Part 63, ASTM D 217

Unworked

200 min

285

60 Strokes Worked

270-310

292

100,000 Strokes Worked

FTM 313

270-375

330

Penetration, 100,000 Strokes Worked with 10% water, mm/10

DEF STAN 05-50 Part 63, ASTM D 217

330

Oil Separation, 30 Hrs at 100ºC, wt %

ASTM D 6184

5 max

4

Evaporation Loss, 22 Hrs at 100ºC, wt %

ASTM D 2595

2 max

1

Evaporation Loss, 500 Hrs at 121ºC, wt %

ASTM D 2595

8.7

Copper Strip Corrosion, 24 Hrs at 100ºC

ASTM D 4048

1b max

1b

AMS4640 Al/Ni Bronze Corrosion, 24 Hrs at 100ºC

ASTM D 4048

Pass

Four Ball Wear, scar dia., 1200rpm/40kg/1hr/75ºC, mm

ASTM D 2266

0.4

Load Wear Index, kgf

ASTM D 2596

30 min

110

Weld Load, kgf

ASTM D 2596

700

Timken OK Load, lbf

ASTM D 2509

55

Rust Protection, 48 Hrs at 125ºF, ›1mm dia Spots

ASTM D 1743

0 in 2 out of 3 bearings

0,0,0

SKF EMCOR Rust, 3% NaCl, rating

ASTM D 6138

0,0

Water Washout, 1 Hr at 38ºC (100 ºF), wt %

ASTM D 1264

20 max

3

Water Washout, 1 Hr at 79ºC (174 ºF), wt %

ASTM D 1264

6

High Temperature Performance, Hrs at 121ºC

ASTM D 3336

1,000 min

2,200+

Oxidation Stability, pressure drop in kPa

ASTM D 942

100 Hrs at 99ºC

70 max

11

500 Hrs at 99ºC

105 max

25

Fretting Wear, mg loss

ASTM D 4170

0.6

Dynamic Bearing Life, No of cycles

BMS 3-33-8.2

Pass

Navy Gear Wear Test, mg loss/1000 cycles

FTM 335

2.3 kg load

2.5 max

1.1

4.5 kg load

3.5 max

1.6

Dirt Count, Particles/mL

FTM 3005

25-74 Micron Size

1000 max

0

75 Micron or Larger

0

0

Storage Stability, 6 months at 40ºC, Penetration, mm/10

FTM 3467

Unworked

ASTM D 217

200 min

289

60x worked

ASTM D 217

288

60x worked, Difference from Unworked

ASTM D 217

-1

Difference from Original

ASTM D 217

±30

2

Elastomer Compatibility, 168 Hrs at 70ºC, % vol change

FTM 3603

Nitrile (NBR-L, AMS3217/2)

+12.6

Thermoplastic Compatibility, 70 Hrs at 100ºC, % vol change

ASTM D 4289

Hytrel 6356 + 0.5% carbon black

3.4

Delrin 100 AF (ASTM D 4181)

+0.1

PTFE (Teflon) (AMS 3652)

+0.1

Nylatron GS

-0.5

(1) Values may vary within modest ranges

Health and Safety

Based on available toxicological information, this product is not expected to produce adverse effects on health when used and handled properly. Information on use and handling, as well as health and safety information, can be found in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), which can be obtained from your local distributor or via the Internet on http://www.exxonmobil.com/lubes.

Remark

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