During World War I, German forces used liquid petroleum jelly for lubrication on their machine guns and other equipment.
The material proved to be slippery enough to prevent overheating and fouling during long periods of continuous use. It was believed that this material could not pollute water at that time.
Antioxidants are added to some lubricating oils to improve their shelf life and reduce deterioration due to oil oxidation during storage or while in use.
Additionally, most lubricating oils contain additives such as viscosity index improvers and anti-foaming agents.
Organizations are often Told
Organizations are often told to run their lubrication programs as a matter of course rather than as an exception.
But what does that mean? What does running a ‘lubrication program’ entail? And how can you improve one if it’s not going well?
Whether lubricants are used for machinery, heavy equipment, automobiles, or any other type of machinery or equipment, knowing about the latest developments in lubricant technology is invaluable for ensuring your business runs smoothly.
As oil, grease and other lubricant products evolve and adapt to the needs of an organization, those who manage those products must adapt as well. To ensure proper investment and management of lubrication products in your business or organization,
The five S’ which are straightened, sustain, standardized, shine, and sorted should be employed in the management of any product. The five S’s, which are widely used in lean manufacturing.
Are a great way to apply the principle of efficiency to any area of business.To reach optimum effectiveness, it’s important to have regularly scheduled checks of your oil and grease products. The frequency of the check will depend upon several factors including the type of lubricants used, how often they are put in use, and their quality.
It is tempting to always order lubricants in bulk because you think you will save money doing so, but it may be more expensive than you think if you don’t run out quickly enough. Smart purchasing of lubricants will allow you to maintain a reliable supply and avoid costly outages.
Good inventory management requires organization and keeping track of every sale you make of lubricants each month. By doing so, you will know which supplies are available and can order more when necessary. Inventory is also important if you want to understand which lubricants get used most often.
It’s important to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in lubricant technology. Not enough lubricants are being used today, and more will be required as the industry continues to embrace new developments such as hydraulic fluids.