Saturday, September 30, 2006

Not all oils and lubricants are the same

There are many kinds and type of lubricants. Each serves its primarily functions and has own characteristics:
  • Engine oil (car, aviation etc) for lubricating the whole engine and serve lesser in the uppper combustion chamber. Oiling the piston rings, cylinders, valve gear, bearings; cool piston; prevent deposition on metal surfaces
  • Gear oil for preventing metal contact and wear of spur gears, hypoid gears, worm gears; cool gear cases
  • Torque converter fluid for lubrication, transmit power
  • Hydraulic brake fluid for transmitting power
  • Refrigerator oils for lubricating compressor pump
  • Steam-turbine oil for lubricating reduction gearing, cool
  • Steam cylinder oil for lubrication in presence of steam at high temperatures