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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Why It's Important To Know an Oils Base Number.

If you don’t know an oils base number your sump could be a sulphuric acid bath!

So what’s an oils base number got to do with Sulphuric acid?

You’ve probably heard the commentary in the media about the Sulphur content in diesel fuels – did you know that high Sulphur content is a major factor in reducing oil life in diesel vehicles? And the lower the oils base number, the greater the risk of acid build up.

How do we define an oils base number.

The oils base number (BN) is a property
Monday, 18 February 2013

Can low-noise electric motor bearing grease reduce wear?

Low-noise electric motor bearing grease is often also referred to as long-life or Low-wear!

Have you ever wondered why a CD player electric motor runs so quietly? Well in part, it’s due to the use of low-noise electric motor bearing grease?

Greases are composed of a base oil and a thickener, which carries the oil between its lattice-like fibers. Base oils include mineral and other natural oils, and synthetic oils for high-temperature operation. Common thickeners
Tuesday, 12 February 2013

What is Demulsibility in Oil, and why is it important.

Because water is a lubricants worst nightmare Demulsibility in oil is vital.

I’m sure we’ve all encountered a situation where the dimusibility of an oil has been tested to the limit – ever seen the mess in a car’s sump after a blown head gasket? That milky mess, created by the water and anti-freeze in the oil, tells you that the demulsibility in the oil has been exceeded.

Demulsibility in oil is the ability to release water. This is of extreme importance when the equipment is operating in humid conditions or in a plant atmosphere that is
Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Considerations When Using Synthetic Oils.

What should you consider before using synthetic oils?

As machinery’s performance improves, the demands on lubrication increases. To this end more companies are using synthetic oil to cut costs and improve equipment life and performance.

Often the questions are asked whether synthetic oils are required for a specific application, and if so what synthetic lubricant