The customer was an experienced lube-oil blender. However, they needed to start manufacturing grease in-house because of rising import tariffs.
Designed and Project Managed by Tom Ryland (Left in picture), this 1,000 Tonnes per annum grease plant was based on a 2 Tonne directly heated grease kettle and two steam jacketed mixers. He designed it to manufacture:
- Lithium Grease (Std and Complex)
- Anhydrous Calcium Grease
- Aluminium Stearate Grease
- Bentone Grease
- Sodium Grease
This plant used a single stage process to do the whole batch, after which the grease was stored in a hopper for feeding to the mill and de-aerator.