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Friday, 23 January 2015

Is synthetic motor oil best for your airplane?

Is synthetic motor oil best for your airplane?

While several aviators still ask whether synthetic motor oil is best for your airplane, other industries, such as automotive, are already convinced of the benefits.

In the 1960s, Shell ran several flight evaluations of oil formulated with an all-poly alpha olephins (PAO) base oil. The oil performed very well except in large engines, (turbocharged 520s and 540s). In some of these engines, the oil failed to absorb the lead salts from the combustion process, which in this age have been eliminated with unleaded fuel. This resulted in gray sludge buildup in the ring lands.
Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Advantages of Selecting Synthetic Gear Oil.

Tips on selecting synthetic gear oil.

Selecting synthetic gear oil can produce significant savings, but before making a decision it’s important to gain a better understanding of the critical points.

Synthetic gear oils are usually chosen when mineral gear oils can not meet the application requirements; by way of example, extreme temperatures, high loadingss, extreme ambient conditions, or special requirements such as flame retardant requirements.
Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Why use synthetic aircraft engine lubricants.

Why should you use synthetic aircraft engine lubricants?

When they use synthetic aircraft engine lubricants operators not only extend the operating life of equipment but also reduce operating costs and increase safety.

Since the 1940’s engineers have noted the many advantages of using synthetic aircraft engine lubricants. Initially the value was found in the 2nd World War where icy winter conditions and increasing operating altitudes meant that lubricants’ temperature stability was becoming increasingly important.