SKF bearing grease selection chart


 Bearing working 
 conditions
LGGB 2 LGFP 2 LGEM 2 LGWA 2 LGHB 2 LGHP 2 LGWM 2
 Temp °C L to M M M M to H M to H M to H L to M
 Speed L to M M VL L to M VL to M M to H L to M
 Load M to H L to M H to VH L to H L to VH L to M L to H
 Vertical shaft o o o o o + o
 Outer ring rotation - - - o + - o
 Oscillating
 movements
+ - + o + - +
 Severe vibrations + - + o + o +
 Shock load or 
 Frequent start-up
+ - + + + o +
 Rust inhibiting
 properties
o + + + + + +
 Description
Biodegradable
low toxicity
Food
compatible
High viscosity 
plus solid
lubricants
Wide temperature 
(*3)
Extreme pressure
EP high
viscosity high
temperature
(*4)
High 
performance
polyurea grease
High load
wide
temperature
 Temperature range -40/90 °C (*2)
-40/194 °F
-20/110 °C
-4/230 °F
-20/120 °C
-4/250 °F
-30/140 °C
-22/284 °F
-20/150 °C
-4/300 °F
-40/150 °C
-40/300 °F
-40/110 °C
-40/230 °F
 Thickener/ 
 base oil
Lithium-calcium 
soap/synthetic 
ester oil
Aluminium 
complex/medical
white oil
Lithium soap/
mineral oil
Lithium complex 
soap/mineral
oil
Complex calcium
sulphonate/
mineral oil
Di-urea/
mineral oil
Complex calcium
sulphonate /
synthetic
PAO oil /
mineral oil
 Base oil viscosity (*1) 110 130 500 185 400 96 80
   + = Recommended o = Suitable - = Not suitable
 (*1) mm2/s at 40 °C/104 °F = cSt.
 (*2) LGGB 2 can withstand peak temperatures of 120 °C/250 °F
 (*3) LGWA 2 can withstand peak temperatures of 220 °C/428 °F
 (*4) LGHB 2 can withstand peak temperatures of 200 °C/392 °F

 Bearing working 
 conditions
LGMT 2 LGMT 3 LGEP 2 LGLT 2 LGEV 2 LGWM 1
 Temp °C M M M L to M M L to M
 Speed M M L to M M to EH VL L to M
 Load L to M L to M H L H to VH H
 Vertical shaft o + o o o -
 Outer ring rotation - o - - - -
 Oscillating
 movements
- - o - + +
 Severe vibrations + + + - + -
 Shock load or 
 Frequent start-up
- - + o + +
 Low noise - - - + - -
 Description
General purpose industrial; and 
automotive
General purpose
industrial; and
automotive
Extreme pressure Low temperature,
extremely high
speed
Extremely high
viscosity with
solid lubricants
Extreme pressure,
low temperature
 Temperature range -30/120 °C
-22/250 °F
-30/120 °C
-22/250 °F
-20/110 °C
-4/230 °F
50/110 °C
58/230 °F
10/120 °C
14/250 °F
30/110 °C
22/230 °F
 Thickener/ 
 base oil
Lithium soap/
mineral oil
Lithium soap/
mineral oil
Lithium soap/
mineral oil
Lithium soap /
PAO oil
Lithium calcium
soap/ mineral oil
Lithium soap /
mineral oil
 Base oil viscosity (*1) 110 120 200 18 1020 200
   + = Recommended o = Suitable - = Not suitable
 (*1) mm2/s at 40 °C/104 °F = cSt.

 Temperature
 L = Low <50 °C / 122 °F
 M = Medium 50 to 100 °C /-122 to 230 °F
 H = High > 100 °C/ 212 °F
 EH = Extremely High  > 150 °C /302 °F)
 
 
 
 Load
 VH = Very High C/P < 2
 H = High C/P - 4
 M = Medium C/P - 8
 L = Low C/P > 15
 C/P = Load ratio    
C = basic dynamic load rating, kN
P = equivalent dynamic bearing load, kN  

 Speed for ball bearings
 EH = Extremely High n. dm over 700,000
 VH = Very High n. dm up to 700,000
 H = High n. dm up to 500,000
 M = Medium n. dm up to 300,000
 L = Low n. dm below 100,000
 
 
 Speed for roller bearings SRB / TRB / CARB CRB
 H = High n. dm over 210,000 n. dm over 270,000
 M = Medium n. dm up to 210,000 n. dm up to 270,000
 L = Low n. dm up to 75,000 n. dm up to 75,000
 VL = Very Low n. dm below 30,000 n. dm below 30,000
  n.dm= rotational speed, r/min x 0,5 (D+d), mm