MSHA's Accident Prevention Program
Grease Pressure Release Gun
In addition, trapped air can be compressed, making the release of grease more violent and dangerous. Using a pressure-release tool before disassembling/servicing or welding/heating lubricated components can eliminate the hazard of stored energy.
After an experienced Australian miner lost an eye while removing a grease fitting to check for proper lubrication on a dragline, a hydraulic/lubrication engineering design/manufacturing company and a mining company teamed up to solve this safety problem. They developed an innovative "Grease Pressure Release Gun."
The handheld "Grease Pressure Release Gun" tool is engineered to:
- 1. Detect and indicate the presence of stored grease energy.
2. Safely relieve the stored energy when used properly.