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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

What should synthetic oil change intervals be?

We all understand that we need to change oil: Whether it’s in the chip fryer or in our car engines! But What should synthetic oil change intervals be? And why does it need changing in our cars?

Strangely, the reasons for regular oil changes is common to all oils; including our fryer at home:
Oxidation - This changes the composition of the oils, and when combined with other elements, often forms harmful acidic compounds.

Contamination - This is usually from external sources (Silica), but a as the mechanical components wear, the wear particles also contaminate the oils.

During the km’s between synthetic oil changes, the lube in your cars engine gradually becomes contaminated with silica, metal particles, gasoline and other impurities. As mileage accumulates, so do the contaminants. Eventually, enough impurities accumulate that the filter cannot remove them and the oil cannot keep them in suspension.
Tuesday, 20 September 2011

How to reduce the effect of oil on the environment

As the global population grows, consuming more energy, natural resources and the environment are increasingly under threat. One product that has a particularly bad reputation is oil; with many organisations working on how to reduce the effect of oil on the environment, while still meeting the ever increasing energy requirements.
To highlight the environmental impact: The used lubricant from one motor vehicle's change can contaminate 1 million gallons of fresh
Tuesday, 13 September 2011

What problems can synthetic industrial oils solve?

Whenever there’s a problem with a piece of industrial equipment that touches on lubrication, the smart money inevitably turns to synthetic industrial oils. But what are the facts? What can reasonably be expected of the performance of synthetic industrial oils?

Well let’s look at some of the common problems associated with lubrication and which problems synthetic industrial oils can solve.

Due to environmental factors, such as reduced airflow and higher ambient temperatures created by equipment operating in indoors, equipment often suffers from reduced efficiency, increased carbon build-up, sludge and varnish build-up on internal component surfaces.

Synthetic industrial oils are engineered to be more stable at higher
Monday, 5 September 2011

Eleven good reasons to use synthetic gear oil

There’s an ever growing swing towards the use of synthetic gear oil, and in this article we’re going to examine eleven good reasons to use synthetic gear oil in your industrial transmission systems.

As manufacturers continue to push the limits of machine performance to increase productivity, reduce downtime and energy costs, suppliers need to offer increasingly creative solutions. Interestingly, one of the most effective ways to achieve these performance levels is also one most frequently overlooked: proper lubrication.

OEMs specify what lubricants should be used, and therefore it’s important for them to view lubricant as a machine element, in the same way that they consider material composition of the gears and bearing type. As with all the