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Understanding the role of antioxidants in lubricants

Understanding the role of antioxidants in lubricants

Antioxidants are additives designed to prolong the life of a lubricant by increasing the oxidative resistance of the base oil. Antioxidants allow lubricants to operate at higher temperatures than would otherwise be possible without them. Many synthetic lubricants, especially hydrocarbon-based lubricating oils, are susceptible to degradation by oxygen. This oxidation…

Lubrication regime explanation-Types of lubrication

Lubrication regime explanation-Types of lubrication

There are three primary lubrication regimes, which are boundary, mixed, and hydrodynamic lubrication. Lubrication regimes describe the type of lubrication film that is created under specific operating conditions and is dependent on the degree of contact between surfaces. Boundary Lubrication During boundary lubrication, opposing surfaces meet with little or no…

Not Recommended-Silicone grease use on electrical connectors

Not Recommended-Silicone grease use on electrical connectors

Silicone oils are dielectric and so is silicone grease, silicone is generally low cost and widely available. However we do not recommend using any silicone based lubricant for use on electrical connectors or contacts. Why is this? It’s a fundamental disagreement in theory between ourselves and other companies that offer…

Electronic Parking Brake Switch Lubrication-Case Study

Electronic Parking Brake Switch Lubrication-Case Study

Small applications of synthetic grease are very important throughout a modern vehicle and the interior is no different. In this case study we will focus on an Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) switch lubrication application; sometimes EPB devices are referred to as E-Brake. Throughout the interior of a vehicle, lubricants reduce…

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