Lubricants

Learn about viscosity as well as the properties of common solid, semi-solid, and liquid lubricants, as well as the benefits associated with synthetic lubricants and the functions of additives and inhibitors.

Prerequisites

None.

Description

This is the second lesson in the iKNOW™ Industrial Lubrication Library. This lesson explains viscosity as well as the properties of common solid, semi-solid, and liquid lubricants are described as well as the benefits associated with synthetic lubricants and the functions of additives and inhibitors. Common types and causes of lubricant contamination are described and proper methods of lubricant storage are demonstrated.

Objectives

Define viscosity.  Describe three types of liquid lubricants and some typical applications.  Describe the properties of liquid lubricants.  Describe types of semi-solid lubricants and some typical applications.  Describe conditions or circumstances under which it would be preferable to use grease as a lubricant.  Describe the properties of semi-solid lubricants.  Describe types of solid lubricants and some typical applications.  Describe the properties of solid lubricants.  Identify some benefits of using synthetic lubricants.  Explain the function of additives and inhibitors.  Describe types of lubricant contamination.  Describe typical causes of lubricant contamination. Describe how to prevent lubricant contamination.  Describe proper methods of lubricant storage.


INDUSTRIAL LUBRICATION (4)