Mobil Centaur XHP 460 Series greases are a premium family of greases formulated with advanced calcium sulfonate thickener technology. The calcium sulfonate thickener carries both inherent rust protection and extreme pressure(EP) properties.  Compared to conventional soap-base thickeners (i.e. lithium, aluminum, calcium soaps), the calcium sulfonate thickener used in Mobil Centaur XHP 460 Series excels in water saturated environments, providing rust protection between long re-lubrication intervals. The inherent EP properties exhibit great stability in the presence of water, allowing a balance between wear protection and resistance to corrosion.


Mobil Centaur XHP 460 Series greases are particularly well suited to meet the demanding lubrication requirements of steel mill and paper machine equipment.  Mobil Centaur XHP 460 Series greases provide a balanced combination of water washout and water spray-off resistance, as well as excellent corrosion protection, in these severely wet environments. The calcium sulfonate thickeners used are also able to maintain their consistency and EP protection characteristics even with high levels of water contamination.


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Technical resources

Mobil Centaur XHP 461 Increases Bearing Life | Mobil™

A California steel manufacturer switched to Mobil Centaur XHP™ 461 bearing grease for its roll stand bearings and realized an estimated annual savings of US $116,368. Learn more.

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Increase Equipment Reliability with Centaur XHP 461 | Mobil™

An Indiana steel manufacturer switched to Mobil Centaur XHP™ 461 heavy-duty grease, which decreased employee-equipment interaction and lowered operating costs for an estimated annual savings of US $445,220. Learn more.

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Centaur XHP 461 grease reduces grease consumption | Mobil™

By switching to Mobil Centaur XHP 461 grease, a Finnish steel mill reduced grease consumption by 40 percent.

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Mobil Centaur XHP 461 helps improve productivity | Mobil™

With Mobil Centaur XHP 461, an Alabama coal mine was able to prevent roller sprocket failures and improve productivity.

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Features and Benefits

Mobil Centaur XHP 460 Series greases are members of the Mobil brand of lubricating products recognized for their high quality and reliability, as well as performance capabilities.  This family of products is manufactured to the strictest quality standards.  A key feature for this product family is its reputation for reliability and consistency, as well as its ability to handle tough applications.  Mobil Centaur XHP 460 Series greases are formulated with high-performance calcium sulfonate thickener technology and are specifically designed for steel and papermill applications.  Mobil Centaur XHP 460 Series greases offer the following benefits:

•  Excellent extreme-pressure protection and load-carrying ability for equipment protection under heavy and shock loading

•  Excellent high temperature oil bleed control

•  Reliable bearing lubrication for operations up to 232 C (450 F) with proper re-greasing intervals

•  An advanced polymer additive package which resists water washout

•  Ability to absorb free water, without losing thickener consistency

•  Extended re-grease intervals, reducing grease consumption



Mobil Centaur XHP 460 Series greases are recommended for heavily loaded and water saturated applications in the steel and paper mill environments.  Specific examples of such applications include:

     •  Ladle turret bearings

     •  Continuous casters

     •  Hot rolling work roll bearings

     •  Roll necks

     •  Couch, press and breast rolls

     •  Wood pellet mill roll bearings


Specifications and Approvals

This product meets or exceeds the requirements of:


DIN 51825:2004-06 - KPF 1 K -20



Properties and Specifications







Thickener Type

Calcium Sulfonate

Calcium Sulfonate

Appearance, Visual


Base Oil Viscosity of Greases @ 40 C, mm2/s, AMS 1697



Color, Visual


Dropping Point, °C, ASTM D2265



Four-Ball Extreme Pressure Test, Weld Point, kgf, ASTM D2596



Four-Ball Wear Test, Scar Diameter, 40 kg, 1200 rpm, 1 h, 75 C, mm, ASTM D2266



Penetration, 60X, 0.1 mm, ASTM D217



Water Sprayoff, Loss, %, ASTM D4049



Water Washout, 1 h @ 79 C, wt%, ASTM D1264




Health and Safety

Health and Safety recommendations for this product can be found on the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) @