Understanding base oils

Understanding base oils

We’ve all heard the terms mineral, synthetic and vegetable, but what are the actual differences between base oils and what does this mean for you? Mineral base oil comes from crude oil and can have a number of lubricating qualities depending on the level of...
What damage can improper lubrication cause?

What damage can improper lubrication cause?

According to MachineryLubrication, improper lubrication is one of the three main causes of equipment failure. There are a number of issues that can occur with your equipment as a result of improper lubrication. Equipment wear is very common, particularly where there...
Why is my oil getting thicker?

Why is my oil getting thicker?

While it is usual for your oil to reduce in viscosity as it ages, there are a number of reasons that you might find your lubricating oil thickening. Thicker oil can lead to higher operating temperatures, increased drag and decreased efficiency. The main reason for oil...
Is lubricant viscosity actually important?

Is lubricant viscosity actually important?

Yes! That’s the simple and definitive answer. Viscosity is the most important feature of a lubricant, so ignoring it can lead to all sorts of problems with your equipment. Viscosity is the measure of a lubricant’s resistance to flow under specific...
Managing varnish in lubrication systems

Managing varnish in lubrication systems

Varnish is an accumulation of oil oxidation and degradation compounds on machine components. It can cause a number of problems including restricting the flow of lubricants and clogging filters. Varnish is a frequent problem in high pressure and high temperature...
Don’t let rust set in

Don’t let rust set in

Corrosion can be caused when iron or steel is exposed to moisture, oxygen or acid. It can cause companies significant amounts of money through equipment wear and maintenance, so it’s important to tackle corrosion at the root cause. When iron or steel are exposed...