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This article describes the main advantages of using grease as a lubricant rather than oil. It discusses the formulation, lubricating mechanism, degradation, and characterization of grease. The article describes the parameters that determine lifetime of grease, including low-temperature limit, low-temperature performance limit, high-temperature performance limit, and high-temperature limit. The article concludes with information on the practical use of grease as a lubricant reservoir.

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Rob Bosman, Grease, Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Technology, Vol 18, ASM Handbook, Edited By George E. Totten, ASM International, 2017, p 184–190,

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