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Tuesday, 21 May 2013
16:21 | Posted by Habot | | Edit Post
Understanding the API classifications for automotive gear oils.
The American Petroleum Institute (API) service designations are based on the type of service in which components will be used. The designations are utilized by manufacturers to select lubricants for particular gear types and operating conditions.
No attempt is made by the API classification system to
Monday, 13 May 2013
15:37 | Posted by Habot | | Edit Post
Making the best lubricant choice for the environment can improve efficiency.
Fortunately, it is relatively easy to reduce the impact by changing the way lubricants are being used and even by making more use of synthetic lubricants.
For example, oil in equipment should not be
Monday, 6 May 2013
16:27 | Posted by Habot | | Edit Post
Why is selecting the best synthetic compressor oil so important?
Lubrication requirements vary considerably, depending not only on the type of compressor but also the gas which is being compressed. In general, air and gas compressors are mechanically similar.
Thus, the main difference is in the effect of the gas on the lubricant
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
15:41 | Posted by Habot | | Edit Post
Have you ever tried to define what is lubrication?
What is a lubricant?Oil and grease are the most common lubricants. Grease is composed of oil and a thickening agent to obtain its consistency, while the oil is what actually lubricates.
Oils can be synthetic, vegetable or mineral-based as well as a combination of these. The application determines which oil, commonly referred to as the base oil, should be used. In extreme conditions, synthetic oils can be
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
11:51 | Posted by Habot | | Edit Post
Do thinner motor oils offer better fuel economy and less wear?engine oil viscosity for the application and whether thinner motor oils hold any meaningful benefits for the motorist.
Conventional wisdom states that engine oils that increase fuel
Thursday, 18 April 2013
09:11 | Posted by Habot | | Edit Post
Are PAO’s the best synthetic base stock oil for engine oils?
Polyalkylene glycols or PAG base oils are types of synthetic base stocks. While synthetic engine oils are becoming
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
16:38 | Posted by Habot | | Edit Post
Do anti-friction metal conditioners really work?
These anti-friction metal conditioners must not be confused with other oil additive packages normally used in the formulation