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There Is More To Lubrication
Than Simply Reducing Friction
Formula Is Required For Optimum Performance In All Areas Of
I think most people
have an idea of what lubrication is and that it is required
to keep moving parts moving and prevent them from coming into
contact with one another. In other words, we want the lubricant
to minimize the effects of friction and protect moving parts.
Friction is both a positive and negative force in our daily
lives. It is essential for everyday tasks such as walking, where friction
gives you the ability to create traction between yourself
and the ground. It is also the principle behind the braking
systems found in automobiles. Friction can also be our enemy. The
heat generated as a result of friction can cause damage. In
the January 2014 edition of AMSOIL Magazine, we discussed
that an oil's primary function is reducing friction.
It does this by creating a film between surfaces to prevent
contact, thereby reducing friction. However, lubricants are
frequently needed to do more than just provide a slippery
film between moving surfaces in contact. They
are tasked to carry out several other functions, some of which
might not immediately spring to mind when you think about
engine oils or other lubricants. Let's take a closer look
at six not-so-obvious lubricant functions.
Energy: Because fluid lubricants are not readily
compressible, they can act as an energy-transfer medium, such
as in hydraulic equipment or valve lifters in an automotive
engine. This key property allows lubricants to be used in
heavy equipment to transfer energy from a hydraulic motor
to pistons, which provide the means to actuate shovels, forklifts,
and so on. Automatic transmissions are another good example;
the fluid inside the torque converter creates and transfers
energy to make the transmission work.
Lubricants maintain internal cleanliness by suspending contaminants
within the fluid or by preventing the contaminants from adhering
to components. Base oils possess a varying degree of solvency
that assists in maintaining internal cleanliness. Solvency
is the ability of a fluid to dissolve a solid, liquid or gas.
While the solvency of the oil is important for maintaining
cleanliness, detergents and dispersants play a key role. Detergents
are additives that prevent contaminants from adhering to components,
especially hot components such as pistons or piston rings.
Dispersants are additives that keep contaminants suspended
in the fluid. Dispersants act as a solvent, helping the oil
maintain cleanliness and prevent sludge formation.
Lubricants are used to cool the parts of a component or machine
while in operation - like a fan or air conditioner is used
to cool the inside of a house. Reducing friction minimizes
heat in moving parts, which lowers the overall operating temperature
of the equipment. Lubricants also absorb heat from contact
surface areas and transport it to a location to be safely
dispersed, such as the oil sump. Heat transfer ability tends
to be a trait of the base oil's thickness - lighter oils tend
to transfer heat more readily.
Contaminants: Lubricants are used to seal components
from outside contamination, like windows in a house or automobile.
They can act as a dynamic seal in locations such as piston
rings and cylinder contact areas to prevent contamination.
Shock: A lubricant can cushion the blow of mechanical
shock, just as a shock absorber in a car dampens road vibrations
and imperfections. A highly functional lubricant film can
resist rupture and absorb and disperse these energy spikes
over a broad contact area. When the mechanical shock to components
is dampened, wear and damaging forces are minimized, extending
the component's overall life.
Against Corrosion: A lubricant must have the ability
to prevent or minimize internal component corrosion. Lubricants
accomplish this either by chemically neutralizing corrosive
products or by establishing a barrier between the components
and the corrosive material.
The important takeaway
here is that lubricant quality is not about excelling in one
performance area; rather, it's about the entire set of performance
properties. This is another reason why AMSOIL synthetic lubricants
provide such excellent value. In the key areas of quality,
reliability and service life, AMSOIL synthetics are second
to none. They not only excel in reducing friction, they provide
across-the-board performance and protection in all crucial
aspects of lubrication. Published, AMSOIL Magazine 08/14.
AMSOIL Signature Series
Synthetic Motor Oil
AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic
Motor Oils are formulated to meet the latest API SN Resource
Conserving and ILSAC GF-5 industry specifications. AMSOIL
Signature Series Oils include 0W-20, 0W-30, 5W-30 and 10W-30
and represent the very best motor oils AMSOIL has to offer,
allowing motorists to take advantage of maximum extended
drain intervals. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor
Oils are recommended for drain intervals of up to 25,000
miles/one year, whichever comes first (15,000 miles/one
year in severe service conditions).
here for more information
Synthetic Motor Oils offer the longest drain intervals
on the market, unsurpassed protection and performance that
effectively extends equipment life and improved fuel economy,
saving customers money at the pump and reducing the nation's
dependence on foreign oil.
The Presidents Desk
Synthetic Diesel Oil Articles and Testimonials
INC. warrants that the use of its lubricants will not cause
mechanical damage to any mechanically sound equipment when
AMSOIL INC. products are used in full compliance with the
company's recommendations and instructions."
synthetic motor oils are formulated to surpass engine test
specifications, offering protection far greater than competing
motor oils for extended drain intervals. Most synthetic oil
manufacturers make no claim to extended drain intervals, deferring
to the maintenance schedule provided by the vehicle manufacturer.
With its unparalleled oil and warranty program, AMSOIL offers
consumers unprecedented protection and economics.
More than 20 years
ago, AMSOIL began using the NOACK volatility test as a comparison
tool and measurement of quality. Back then, nearly every oil
tested side-by-side with AMSOIL synthetic motor oils failed,
and those that passed barely squeaked by. Other oil companies
paid no attention to NOACK results until Ford Motor Company
made it a requirement for service fill oils, validating what
AMSOIL had said all along.
NOACK Volatility Test
Volatility Test determines the evaporation loss
of lubricants in high temperature service. The more
motor oils vaporize, the thicker and heavier they become,
contributing to poor circulation, reduced fuel economy
and increased oil consumption, wear and emissions. AMSOIL
Synthetic Motor Oil resists high temperature volatization
better than other motor oils. AMSOIL Synthetic Motor
Oil maintains peak fuel efficiency and reduces oil consumption
AMSOIL Now An ISO Certified
received ISO 9001:2000 certification of our Quality Management
System (QMS). NSF International Strategic Registrations is
the registrar that has verified our QMS meets the requirements
of the ISO 9001:2000 standard, the most widely utilized quality
standard throughout the world for quality management systems.
ISO standards are used by over 300,000 companies worldwide
setting rigorous standards for businesses, government and
is applicable to any manufacturing and service organization
providing a framework for system development that focuses
on the customer, quality system performance and ongoing improvement.
AMSOIL received ISO 9001:2000 registration under the scope:
synthetic lubricants blending, packaging, and other fulfillment
directly associated with lubricant product.
certification puts AMSOIL in line with some of the most efficient
companies in the world. It is further assurance that the products
and services AMSOIL provides will continue to maintain the
high level of quality the company always demanded.
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