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Consistency (hardness)

Glossary Term

Definition and Purpose

Consistency, often referred to as hardness in the context of lubricating grease, is the measure of a substance's resistance to deformation under applied force. It is a key characteristic that determines the plasticity of a solid, akin to how viscosity defines the flow properties of a fluid. The consistency of grease is crucial as it affects the material's ability to remain in place under various operating conditions and influences its performance in lubrication applications.

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