Polymers used in oils should remain stable during a range of rheological and tribological operating conditions. Unstable polymers in oils can reduce the operational efficiency (i.e. excavators used in mining) and increase friction and wear (i.e. gears and engine components). Therefore, an investigation on the stability of oils is important for mining and transportation.
November 9, 2018Diana Hernandez
High-temperature tribology is of particular importance in industries where operational efficiency is affected by the exposure of materials and tribological interfaces to elevated temperatures. Various factors like elastic modulus, thermal conductivity, hardness, thermo-mechanical fatigue, diffusion, grain structure and oxidation can largely influence friction and wear at high temperatures, thus making it a multicomponent problem.
July 10, 2018Deepak Veeregowda
From now until August 31, 2018, we’ll be running complimentary AW triplicate tests using our new, state of the art Four Ball Tester. Send us your samples for testing and each week, we’ll let you know how your lubricants rank against other competitors. Don’t worry—all submissions are confidential!
April 24, 2018Diana Hernandez