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ISO VG 220: Understanding Viscosity in Lubricants

ISO VG 220, short for International Standards Organization Viscosity Grade 220, is a critical specification in the world of lubricants. It essentially tells you how thick or thin a lubricating oil is when measured at 40°C (104°F). The "220" signifies that its viscosity falls within a range of 198.0 to 242.0 centistokes (cSt) at this temperature. This matters because it directly affects the performance of machinery and equipment. Different applications demand lubricants with precise viscosity grades to ensure they work optimally and protect against wear and tear.

This viscosity grade, ISO VG 220, is commonly found in gear oils, hydraulic oils, compressor oils, and other industrial lubricants. 

In the realm of gear oils, ISO VG 220 Gear Oil is often chosen for heavy-duty industrial gear. Its viscosity helps create a protective film between gear teeth, reducing friction and preventing premature wear and damage.

In the case of compressor oils, ISO VG 220 ensures smooth and efficient operation of compressors in various industrial applications.

in high-pressure hydraulic systems, ISO VG 220 hydraulic oil offers the right balance of thickness and fluidity to transmit force efficiently while providing lubrication to critical components.

By understanding ISO VG 220 and its suitability for these applications, you can make informed decisions about lubricant selection, promoting equipment longevity and reliability. Contact us today for more information. 

10 Sep 2023