Back to Basics: Lubricants

Lubricants are a vital part of most if not all industrial machinery. We have written about the matter many times before. To begin our journey here into different lubricants and what their applications are when to use them we should establish the purpose of lubricants in machinery. Lubricants are solutions created from compounds (usually petroleum…

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Octane? Whats that?

Octane is a flammable hydrocarbon of the alkane series, obtained in petroleum refining. That’s a long way of saying higher octane means higher explosion point. Meaning you want more of it for your combustible engine. Octane numbers tend to change as additives improve and the quality of oil refining increases. Octane numbers to the uninitiated…

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Store your lubes like a pro!

  Maintaining the quality of your oils, greases, and other lubricants is important to the longevity of your vehicle or machine. Contaminates, Gelation and exposure will ruin any store of lubricants, so are you doing all you can to combat them? The tendency of oil to gel at specific temperatures and with certain contaminants isn’t…

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