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CASTROL BIOTAC OG

Environmentally acceptable open gear grease** with excellent resistance to wash-off

WHAT IT’S FOR

  • Where open gears are in contact with the marine environment, e.g., rack and pinion jacking mechanism of self-elevating mobile drilling rigs
  • Wherever there is a risk of spill or leakage, e.g., anchor winches, other deck machinery
Castrol Biotac OG

WHY YOU NEED IT

  • To comply with the US Vessel General Permit (VGP) / Vessel Incidental Discharges Act (VIDA) legislation 
  • Castrol BioTac OG product is committed to certified carbon neutral*** in accordance with PAS 2060 from 2021
*In accordance with PAS 2060, see www.castrol.com/cneutral for more information.
***The CO2 emissions are calculated in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol’s Product Life Cycle Standard and include life cycle
emissions. The demonstration of carbon neutrality is assured by an Independent Third-Party and certified to BSI’s PAS 2060 carbon neutral specification. See www.castrol.com/cneutral for more information.
 
  • To use in applications where open gears are in direct contact with the marine environment and where there is a clear risk of spill or leakage

 

ENVIRONMENTALLY ACCEPTABLE LUBRICANT (EAL)**

  • Meets the definition of an EAL** under the 2018 US VIDA based on the requirements in the 2013 US VGP
  • OSPAR**** compliant
  • Formulated to reduce environmental impact in service, in comparison with conventional mineral oil based open gear lubricants
**A lubricant, including any oil or grease, that is ‘‘biodegradable,’’ ‘‘minimally toxic,’’ and ‘‘not bio accumulative’’ as defined by US VGP 2013.
****OSPAR – Oslo and Paris Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic.

RELIABILITY

HIGHLY PROTECTIVE GREASE WITH EXCELLENT RESISTANCE TO WASH OFF

 

  • Performance directly comparable with conventional open gear lubricants – EAL** compliance with no compromise in performance
  • Highly resistant to water wash-off
  • High load carrying performance to minimize wear on pinion teeth and guides (4 Ball Weld test IP239)
  • Very good corrosion protection (Emcor salt water test)