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Saturday, 27 March 2010 13:47
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In industry, mechanical equipment such as pumps, compressors, turbines, motors and any other type of machine having moving parts, need 'LUBRICATION' - to minimise friction and wear, to carry away heat from moving parts, to clean and to prevent rust .


Lubrication is the science of reduction of friction by using oils, greases or other special materials between the moving parts and the stationary parts of machines.

We are all familiar with the problems which can arise with our car if we allow the oil level in the sump to become too low or the oil too old and dirty.

Replacement of bearings, pistons and/or piston rings and cylinder liners ..etc, is very expensive and time consuming, not to mention the inconvenience caused by the car being off the road for a while.

The selection of the correct lubrication to be used in any machine is also very important. In industry, the science of lubrication is taken to a very high standard in order to protect the many hundreds of different types and sizes of modern machinery.

As stated earlier, the purpose of lubrication is to reduce or minimise friction and wear; to cool and carry away heat from moving parts in close alignment with stationary parts; to minimise oxidation of metals (rust) and to clean the surfaces of the metal by carrying away very small solid deposits.

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