Multipurpose Lithium Grease
Castrol Multipurpose Grease is a high quality lubricating grease developed primarily for the automotive market using an optimised combination of mineral oil, lithium thickener technology and a specially selected additive system incorporating EP/Anti-wear additives, antioxidants and corrosion inhibitors.
Castrol Multipurpose Grease is an extreme pressure grease intended for the lubrication of a wide variety of plain & rolling element bearings used within the automotive industry. It's excellent structural stability makes it particularly suitable for use in the wheel bearings of cars, buses and trucks where operating temperatures are within the limits specified.
Castrol Multipurpose Grease also exhibits excellent water and corrosion resistance affording enhanced component protection on the more exposed applications found on the vehicle chassis.
The overall performance versatility of Castrol Multipurpose Grease makes it ideal for use in automotive workshops where it can provide the opportunity for reducing multiple product inventories.
- Excellent mechanical stability ensures that the structural integrity of the grease is maintained thereby extending relubrication intervals.
- Good extreme pressure and anti-wear properties provide extended protection in loaded applications resulting in longer component life.
- A combination of good water resistance and corrosion protection afford enhanced protection in those applications where there is the potential for a degree of water contamination.
- Application versatility increases the potential for reduced product inventories.
These materials are not considered to be hazardous, but should be handled in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practices.
Used Engine Oil
Used engine oil may contain hazardous components which have the potential to cause skin cancer.
See Toxicological Information of this Safety Data Sheet.
First Aid Measures
Wash eye thoroughly with copious quantities of water, ensuring eyelids are held open. Obtain medical advice if any pain or redness develops or persists.
Wash skin thoroughly with soap and water as soon as reasonably practicable. Remove heavily contaminated clothing and wash underlying skin.
If contamination of the mouth occurs, wash out thoroughly with water.
Except as a deliberate act, the ingestion of large amounts of product is unlikely. If it should occur, do not induce vomiting; obtain medical advice.
If inhalation of mists, fumes or vapour causes irritation to the nose or throat, or coughing, remove to fresh air. If symptoms persist obtain medical advice.
Treatment should in general be symptomatic and directed to relieving any effects.
Use foam, dry powder or water fog. DO NOT USE water jets.
Fires in confined spaces should be dealt with by trained personnel wearing approved breathing apparatus.
Water may be used to cool nearby heat exposed areas/objects/packages. Avoid spraying directly into storage containers because of the danger of boil-over.
Toxic fumes may be evolved on burning or exposure to heat.
See Stability and Reactivity of this Safety Data Sheet.
Accidental Release Measures
Contain and recover spilled material using sand or other suitable inert absorbent material.
It is advised that stocks of suitable absorbent material should be held in quantities sufficient to deal with any spillage which may be reasonably anticipated.
Spilled material may make surfaces slippery.
Protect drains from potential spills to minimise contamination. Do not wash product into drainage system.
In the case of large spills contact the appropriate authorities.
In the case of spillage on water, prevent the spread of product by the use of suitable barrier equipment.
Recover product from the surface.
Protect environmentally sensitive areas and water supplies.
Handling & Storage
Avoid contact with eyes. If splashing is likely to occur wear a full face visor or chemical goggles as appropriate.
Avoid frequent or prolonged skin contact with fresh or used product.
Good working practices, high standards of personal hygiene and plant cleanliness must be maintained at all times.
Wash hands thoroughly after contact.
Use disposable cloths and discard when soiled. Do not put soiled cloths into pockets.
Product contaminated rags, paper or material used to absorb spillages, represent a fire hazard, and should not be allowed to accumulate. Dispose of safely immediately after use.
Store under cover away from heat and sources of ignition.
Exposure Controls/ Personal Protection
There is no appropriate occupational exposure limit for this material.
Ensure good ventilation.
Avoid, as far as reasonably practicable, inhalation of vapour, mists or fumes generated during use.
If vapour, mists or fumes are generated, their concentration in the workplace air should be controlled to the lowest reasonably practicable level.
Wear face visor or goggles in circumstances where eye contact can accidentally occur.
If skin contact is likely, wear impervious protective clothing and/or gloves.
Protective clothing should be regularly dry cleaned. Change heavily contaminated clothing as soon as reasonably practicable; dry clean, launder and preferably starch before re-use. Wash any contaminated underlying skin with soap and water.
Respiratory protection is unnecessary, provided the concentration of vapour, mists or fumes is adequately controlled.
The use of respiratory equipment must be strictly in accordance with the manufacturers' instructions and any statutory requirements governing its selection and use.
Stability & Reactivity
Products of this type are stable and unlikely to react in a hazardous manner under normal conditions of use.
Hazardous polymerisation reactions will not occur.
This material is combustible.
Materials to Avoid
Avoid contact with strong oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products
Thermal decomposition products will vary with conditions.
Incomplete combustion will generate smoke, carbon dioxide and hazardous gases, including carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulphide and oxides of sulphur and phosphorus.
Unlikely to cause more than transient stinging or redness if accidental eye contact occurs.
Unlikely to cause harm to the skin on brief or occasional contact but prolonged or repeated exposure may lead to dermatitis.
Used Engine Oil
Combustion products resulting from the operation of internal combustion engines contaminate engine oils during use. Used engine oil may contain hazardous components which have the potential to cause skin cancer. Frequent or prolonged
contact with all types and makes of used engine oil must therefore be avoided and a high standard of personal hygiene maintained.
Unlikely to cause harm if accidentally swallowed in small doses, though larger quantities may cause nausea and diarrhoea.
At normal ambient temperatures this product will be unlikely to present an inhalation hazard because of its low volatility.
May cause irritation to eyes, nose and throat due to exposure to vapour, mists or fumes.
May be harmful by inhalation if exposure to vapour, mists or fumes resulting from thermal decomposition products occurs.
Spillages may penetrate the soil causing ground water contamination.
Persistence and degradability
This product is inherently biodegradable.
There is no evidence to suggest bioaccumulation will occur.
Spills may form a film on water surfaces causing physical damage to organisms. Oxygen transfer could also be impaired.
Where possible, arrange for product to be recycled.
Dispose of via an authorised person/ licensed waste disposal contractor in accordance with local regulations.
Incineration may be carried out under controlled conditions provided that local regulations for emissions are met.
Not classified as hazardous for transport (ADR, RID, UN , IMO, IATA/ICAO).