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... Read more >>

Vegetable or Mineral?

The term bio-lubricants is becoming much more commonplace in the market, and significant growth is forecast for bio-based lubricants over the coming years. So what are bio-lubricants, and what are the main differences between them and your more traditional products?... Read more >>

Where is your foam coming from?

Foaming is a common issue in lubricated equipment. It is caused by air bubbles collecting on or near the surface of the oil. Air bubbles in the oil can lead to excessive oxidation, the reduction of lubricating properties, shortened oil life and cavitation. Foam also... Read more >>

When to select synthetic lubricants

There are many benefits to be gained from using synthetic lubricants, but it’s important to consider a number of factors before selecting a new product for any application. The equipment you are using, the conditions under which it’s operating, variances... Read more >>

Determining the cause of gear failures

There are a number of factors which could cause an unexpected rise in gear failures. You should start by looking at what is different since the number of failures increased. Are you using a different lubricant? Has the operating environment changed? Is there a cross... Read more >>

Grease selection

Most users are aware of the importance of selecting the right lubricant for a given application, and it’s made easier when following original equipment manufacturer (OEM) recommendations. OEM specifications for a lubricating oil normally include viscosity at... Read more >>