In order to extend the range of application of mineral lubricating oils, lubricant technologists attempt to enhance inherent oil properties by incorporating small amounts of additives. While there is little doubt that they succeed in their primary objective, additives by their very nature tend to be more reactive than the oils in which they are incorporated and there is always the risk of unexpected side effects in their use. This paper gives examples from industrial machines where lubricating oil additives have been responsible for serious lubrication problems and concludes that additives should only be used in situations where they are essential: full consideration should be given to possible harmful side effects.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Science and Technology Press Limited

    IPC House, 32 High Street
    Guildford, Surrey  England 
  • Authors:
    • Summers-Smith, D
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 318-320
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194661
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM