PROPERTIES AND TERMS ASSOCIATED WITH LUBRICANTS Viscosity:
This is a measure of a fluid's resistance to flow. It is ordinarily expressed interms of the time required for a standard quantity of the fluid at a certain temperature toflow through a standard orifice. The higher the value, the more viscous the fluid is.
The temperature at which vapours of a lubricant will ignite.
An indicator of the ability of oil to flow at cool operating temperatures. It isthe lowest temperature at which the fluid will flow when cooled under prescribedconditions.1.Emulsification2.Acidity
USES OF ADDITIVES Anti-oxidants:
Substance added in small quantities to prevent the chemical breakdown of lubricants and the formation if acids. Pressure
- Occurs when oxygen attacks fluids. The process is accelerated by heat, light, metal catalysts and the presence of water, acids, or solid contaminants. It leads to increased viscosity and deposit formation.
: Additive used to suppress the formation of air bubbles whichtend to form in a circulatory or hydraulic system1.Graphite2.Molybdenum Di-sulphideMoS
is unreactive, being unaffected by dilute acids. In
its appearance and feel, molybdenum disulfide is similar to graphiteand indeed it
is widely used as a solid lubricant
because of its low friction properties,sometimes to relatively high temperatures.
Additive to keep engine parts clean by preventing the formation of dirt particles
Types of Lubrication systems
Drip Feed Oilers are Single Point Lubricators and are mounted directly on the LubricationPoints. These oilers dispense oil by gravity from transparent reservoir through Needle Valve.The Needle Valve is joined with Toggle Pin by which the Operator can On / Off the flowmanualy. The flow of the oil is controlled by adjusting the needle Valve and can be visiualizedfrom the in built Sight Glass. These Oilers are available in different Thread Size from 1/8" BSPto 3/8" BSP.