13 December 2021

Functions of Grease

FUNCTIONS OF GREASE The major function of any type of grease is to remain in contact with and lubricate moving parts. The grease should happen without […]
25 October 2021

Why does engine oil turn black?

There are several questions asked about engine oil. One of the frequent questions asked is “why does engine oil turn black?” and when the oil darkens, […]
8 September 2021

The risk of storing an oil drum outdoors and upright

A 200-litre drum (sometimes 180 litres) is one of the most common lubricant packaging types when purchasing lubricants. It is suitable for small to medium volume […]
27 July 2021

Which components require lubrication?

Mechanical components come in various types and designs that tie to their function. Being ‘mechanical’ often means there are surface contacts and movements relative to each […]
11 June 2021

Why is viscosity index important?

As mentioned in the previous article, viscosity is a very important property of lubricant. However, knowing the right viscosity for the application is not enough. We […]
6 May 2021

What is the big deal about viscosity?

In the world of lubrication, viscosity is a very big deal. Viscosity can make a difference between a machine that lasts for less than one hour […]
26 March 2021

What does a lubricant actually do?

As explained in the past article “Why do we need lubricants”, the most important reason for having a lubricant in a machine is to separate contacting […]
25 February 2021

Mineral vs Synthetic: What you need to know

It is common for people to think oil only comes in one of these two types: mineral or synthetic. What exactly do they mean? Mineral, synthetic […]
4 February 2021

What are the different types of lubricants (Part 2)

In the last article, I discussed two ways how lubricants can be differentiated, namely by application and viscosity. In this article, I will cover the third […]