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.
- 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