Spartan? EP lubricants are a family of industrial extreme pressure gear lubricants. They are formulated with high quality mineral oils, which help reduce sludge formation helping to increase oil service life. Spartan EP oils contain a sulphur / phosphorus extreme pressure additive system that gives high load carrying ability and protection against wear. In addition these oils provide strong protection against corrosion of steel and copper containing alloys and resist foaming. Spartan EP oils have good water handling properties so that water rapidly separates from the oil for easy water elimination. Spartan EP oils can be used in either splash or circulating systems. Spartan EP gear oils are suitable for use wherever industrial gear oil is required. Spartan EP grades are suitable for the lubrication of heavily loaded enclosed gear sets including spur, helical and bevel designs and provide protection in applications where shock loading occurs. Spartan EP may also be used in worm gears where specified. They may also be used for lubrication of plain bearings, and in rolling contact (anti-friction) bearings.