Ball Bearing Lubrication
Bearing overheating potential. Can damage the equipment. Do not over lubricate bearings. Use only a high grade mineral grease with a 200°F safe operating temperature. See below for specific recommended lubricants.
Supply and return fans—Supply and return fan motors should have grease added after every 2000 hours of operation. Using the following procedure, re-lubricate the bearings while the motor is warm, but not running.
Use one of the greases shown in Table 35.
Fan Shaft Bearings
Any good quality lithium or lithium complex base grease, using mineral oil, conforming to NLGI grade 2 consistency, and an oil viscosity of 455-1135 SUS at 100°F (100-200 cSt at 40°C) may be used for re-lubrication.
Compatibility of grease is critical. Lubricatable bearings are supplied with grease fittings or zerks for ease of lubrication with hand or automatic grease guns. Always wipe the fitting and grease nozzle clean.
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)