If you plan on pursue precision lubrication practices, your choice of lubricant is vital. If the lubricant you choose can’t support the what is demanded of it, all efforts applied to clean delivery and handling, filtration, dehydration, alignment, and balancing is nothing but wasted effort.
Before making your decision, you need to evaluate the component function, how the lubricant fulfills its film requirement, and quite simply how capably the lubricant, well, lubricates.
Writing in his Best Practices Notebook, Mike Johnson:
- Explores the six functions of a lubricant
- Examines the hydrodynamic vs elastohydrodynamic film regimes
- Gives an overview of basestocks and key additives, and
- Presents the three types of common finished lubricants
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