Castrol Tribol® 290
Castrol Tribol 290 Conveyor Lubricant is a synthetic fluid for lubricating
conveyor chains and open trolley wheel bearings in the automotive and metal
decorating industries. 290 is designed for service including cathodic
electrodeposition (e-coat), painting, and high temperature drying and curing.
The following performance characteristics are emphasized in the formulation of
Castrol Tribol 290 Conveyor Lubricant.
Compatibility with most water-based paints and coatings including water-
based cathodic dip coatings - to prevent cratering and surface disruption.
·Low volatility - to retain fluid-film in ovens and reduce the need for frequent
·Excellent wetting and adhesive properties - for fast, thorough penetration to
load zones and minimal tendency to drip.
·Antiwear and extreme pressure (EP) characteristics - to significantly extend
the useful life of the chain.
Castrol Tribol 290 Conveyor Lubricant is part of Castrol Performance
product offering. Formulated
environmental concerns, it is free of lead, chlorinated solvents, and barium.
Castrol Tribol 290 Conveyor Lubricant is a blend of select, water soluble,
synthetic fluids known for their natural lubricating ability. The base fluids are
selected for favorable volatility characteristics and chemical and thermal stability
(very high viscosity index).
An advanced additive system provides additional antiwear and extreme
pressure characteristics under boundary conditions for protection from surging
loads and very high oven temperatures. Inhibitors further enhance the naturally
high resistance to oxidation of the synthetic base.
Castrol Tribol 290 Conveyor Lubricant is a clear fluid with a light yellow tint.
At high temperatures, 290 tends to volatilize slowly rather than "cook" to
carbonaceous debris which could contaminate coatings, soil finished goods, or
even present a potential fire hazard.