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Shell Gadus S3 grease now dually certified

By |  November 24, 2021

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Shell Gadus S3 V220C 2 grease is now certified against the NLGI High-Performance Multiuse (HPM) certification, in addition to its previously held NLGI GC–LB performance classification.

According to Shell Lubricant Solutions, this latest certification makes Shell Gadus 3 V220C 2 the first dual-certified grease available in the world. Shell Gadus S3 V220C 2 also obtained the +HL tag for enhanced level of performance in the heavy load-carrying capacity category.

Shell Lubricant Solutions says the HPM Grease Certification Program ensures all certified greases meet or surpass the HPM grease specification requirements in the areas of mechanical stability, oil separation, water resistance, heat tolerance, corrosion resistance and load-carry capacity. The product is audited every year, Shell says, and tests are repeated each year to maintain the certification and customer confidence.

“We’re thrilled to share that all customers, worldwide, can be sure they are using the most powerful, high-quality grease that offers unmatched versatility and performance,” says Greg Morris, product application specialist for greases at Shell Americas. “This certification is truly a testament to Shell’s diligence and commitment to staying at the forefront of innovation for our customers.”

According to Morris, Gadus S3 V220C can be used in transport bearings and for chassis lubrication, as well as in applications in fixed plant operations.

“In a mining or quarry location you will have mobile equipment with chassis and wheel bearings that require routine grease application to lubricate and seal components from the ingress of water and particulate contamination,” Morris says. “In these same locations, you will have fixed-plant assets such as conveyors, shaker screens [and] pillow block bearings on all kinds of equipment that require routine greasing for the same reasons: lubrication and contamination control.

“The dual certification illustrates that you can simplify operations by utilizing a grease that carries both certifications,” Morris adds. “Maintenance and purchasing employees at these locations always look for consolidation and simplification to make their jobs easier, reduce inventory and keep their equipment moving.”

According to Shell Lubricant Solutions, the NLGI is a not-for-profit organization supporting the grease industry, with a mission to provide resources relevant to the needs of the global grease community. Today, NLGI has member companies representing 26 countries around the world.

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or

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