What grade is steam oil?

What grade is steam oil?

It comes in a variety of grades with the heaviest being used in large high operating temperature engines down to the lightest grade as offered by MSM – International Grade 460.

What kind of oil does a model steam engine use?

In steam applications Mobil 600W Super Cylinder Oil is recommended for saturated and superheated steam up to a temperature of 260ºC. Mobil Extra Hecla Super Cylinder Oil and Mobil Extra Hecla Super Cylinder Oil Mineral may be used with superheated steam above 260ºC.

What is 600 weight gear oil?

600 was listed as a pure mineral oil equivalent to SAE 140W. 600W and Super 600 were compounded oils or oils that were thickened. They were roughly equivalent to SAE 250W. The oil we use today as 600W is supposed to be a compounded oil equivalent to SAE 250W. “

How is a steam engine lubricated?

Superheated steam valves, pistons, and liners are lubricated by mechanical lubricators feeding into the steam pipe or round the high-pressure liners, the oil used being similar to that generally used in locomotive practice.

How are steam engines lubricated?

What viscosity is 600W oil?

Properties and Specifications

Kinematic Viscosity @ 100 C, mm2/s, ASTM D445 28.0 30.5
Kinematic Viscosity @ 40 C, mm2/s, ASTM D445 375 460
Pour Point, °C, ASTM D97 -9 -6
Viscosity Index, ASTM D2270 95 95

What is 600W oil used for?

Mobil 600W Cylinder Oil is an extra high performance high viscosity oil designed for use in enclosed worm gears operating at moderate to high speeds and temperatures, and where heavy loads, slow speeds or high temperatures demand high viscosity oils. It is also intended for use in all steam engine applications.