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Friday, 27 March 2015

Selecting the Correct Synthetic Gear Oil .

Selecting the correct synthetic gear oil is difficult!

Selecting the correct synthetic gear oil is made difficult not only because of the different types of synthetic lubricants available, but also the question: why should I move away from mineral based oil?

Synthetic base oils, unlike their petroleum counterparts, are built from the molecular level. The molecules can be manipulated to improve specific lubrication characteristics. With their consistent and predictable chemical structures, and exceptional performance profiles, synthetic oils are displacing petroleum oils that can no longer meet the needs of
Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Turbine Oils in Other Applications.

Using turbine oils in other applications.

Although "Turbine Oil" is primarily designed for use in turbines it’s not uncommon to find turbine oils in other applications. It was originally a high quality, straight mineral oil with good water separating qualities. Typically turbine oils are kept clean by activated earth filters which remove oxidation products, as well as outside contamination. It has gradually evolved into a rust and oxidation inhibiting oil, which gives long service
Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Hydraulic Fluid Used in Aircraft Systems.

Hydraulic fluid used in aircraft systems have different requirements.

Hydraulic fluid used in aircraft systems is a topic often overlooked:Virtually all aircraft have hydraulic systems of some description. In small, general aviation aircraft, the hydraulic components may be limited to wheel brakes. In larger aircraft, hydraulic systems can also provide the motive power for many other systems including nose wheel steering, landing gear retraction/extension, flap and slat retraction/extension, flight control actuation, emergency electrical generation and other ancillaries such as airstairs and cargo doors. This means that hydraulic fluid used in aircraft systems is vital to the safe
Sunday, 22 March 2015

Advantages of Biodegradable Compressor Oil

Are there any advantages of biodegradable compressor oil?

Much has been said and written about the advantages of biodegradable compressor oil over the past several years. Manufacturers and blenders of these products promote biodegradable lubricants for use based on the importance of biodegradability and nontoxicity.

But performance issues - like oxidation stability, antiwear protection, hydrolytic stability, viscosity- temperature properties and cost factors - are usually presented only wherever these features provide an advantage to the particular manufacturer.