Strategic OA: Managing Oxidation and Lubricant Degradation

This is the first of five 2010 oil analysis articles addressing a practical challenge for reliability managers: measuring and managing lubricant vitality. This article sets the pace for the remaining articles, which will provide rock solid lubrication program management insight for reliability and lubrication program managers.

This article:

  • Reviews the Oxidation Process
  • Looks at the influence of a lubricants two key ingredients (basestocks and oxidation inhibitors)
  • Examines measurement methods useful to measure remaining lubricant usefulness
  • Considers techniques that can help extend lubricant usefulness

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