Aircraft Maintenance Technology

OCT 2018

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50 OCTOBER 2018 AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY TECH TIPS Gary Dudley, Ph.D., Global Grease Product Technical Advisor for ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Lubricants Technology, tackles questions on how to identify compatible greases By Gary Dudley To better understand the aviation industry’s key concerns and pain points related to grease storage, handling, and application best practices, ExxonMobil asked MRO Americas attendees to submit their grease-related questions directly to the ExxonMobil team. Having collected more than 40 questions on topics, including color, formulation, storage, and handling, ExxonMobil has offered to share the answers in a three-part series. In part two of the grease series, Gary Dudley tackles questions on how technicians can identify compatible greases and shares insight for conducting grease conversions. Q. What makes aviation greases different than other types of lubrication grease? Although aviation and other forms of lubricating greases may share some similar ingredients, aviation greases may differ in the technology and performance attributes required to meet or exceed the aviation industry specifications. Aviation greases undergo very high levels of scrutiny in regards to quality assurances and quality controls versus standard multipurpose greases. They also undergo extensive performance testing to assure compliance with OEM, military, and civil specification requirements. In addition, aviation EXXONMOBIL

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