Below are the lubrication specifications for the Vulcan offshore pile hammers. Below is a hammer diagram showing the locations of lubricant applications.
|APPLICATION POINT||Lube Type||Oil Viscosity||Flash Point (Min.)||Other Requirements|
|SUS, 212° F||cSt, 100°C||Deg. F||Deg. C|
||NLGI EP2 Grease||70-100||13-20||450||235||
||Steam Cylinder Oil
|160-190||34-41||550||290||10% Tallow or Lard Content|
||Air Compressor Oil
AGMA 5 EP
It is important to keep your Vulcan hammer properly lubricated to insure the maximum possible hammer life and driving performance.
Also, for the threads of the cable fittings. use an an anti-seize compound to prevent galIing and freezing of the threads.
*NLGI EP2 greases will vary widely in the results for this application. Another alternative to this is a heavy open gear lubricant with MoS2 anti-wear additive. This should be applied directly to the exposed columns.