Discharge Rates

Discharge time and replacement of GREASE MAX®

GREASE MAX ® can be used in a wide variety of applications, which may all have different lubrication requirements. That’s why GREASE MAX ® is available in 4 different versions, easily identified by the colour coded activating caps.

Once the quantity of lubricant needed per lubrication point and the average temperature are known, the correct GREASE MAX ® can be selected from the table below.

Type 01 White – 1 month

Average environmental temp. Life in months Grease supply / day grams
65° C 0,15 24,0
55° C 0,3 12,0
45° C 0,5 7,3
35° C 0,7 5,2
25° C 1 3,6
15° C 1,5 2,3
5° C 2 1,8
-5° C 4 0,9
-15° C 6 0,6
-25° C 9 0,4
Type 03 Blue – 3 months

Average environmental temp. Life in months Grease supply / day grams
65° C 0,5 0,8
55° C 1 3,6
45° C 1,5 2,3
35° C 2,5 1,5
25° C 3 1,2
15° C 4,5 0,8
5° C 6 0,6
-5° C 12 0,3
-15° C 18 0,2
-25° C 27 0,13
Type 06 Red – 6 months

Average environmental temp. Life in months Grease supply / day grams
65° C 1 3,6
55° C 2 1,8
45° C 3 1,2
35° C 4,5 0,8
25° C 6,0 0,6
15° C 9,0 0,4
5° C 14 0,26
-5° C 24 0,15
-15° C 36 0,1
-25° C    
Type 12 Grey – 12 months

Average environmental temp. Life in months
Grease supply / day grams
65° C 2 1,8
55° C 4 0,9
45° C 6 0,6
35° C 9 0,4
25° C 12 0,3
15° C 18 0,2
5° C 28 0,13
-5° C 48 0,08
-15° C    
-25° C    

Note: The average environmental temperature is the average temperature that occurs over the whole life of the unit.
Temperature variations above or below 25°C over a short period of time will have little or no affect on the overall life of GREASE MAX®. For example, periods of exceptionally hot or cold days.

The following shaft size can be taken as a guide

Shaft Size
GREASE MAX® type
100 mm – 160 mm 1 mth
60 mm – 100 mm 3 mth
30 mm – 60 mm 6 mth
up to 30 mm 12 mth

Additionally, the following “rule of thumb” may prove helpful

In terms of strokes per day from a small hand grease gun, output approx. 0.6cc per stroke, the GREASE MAX® discharge is roughly equivalent to:

GREASE MAX® type Strokes per day
1 mth 4 – 6
3 mth 2 – 3
6 mth 1
12 mth 0.5

Please contact us directly on 01270 214123 for specialist advice. We offer advice free of charge, including site visits where installations are being planned or advice is needed.