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1st Edition

Lubrication of Electrical and Mechanical Components in Electric Power Equipment

ISBN 9780367197452
Published May 2, 2019 by CRC Press
166 Pages

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Book Description

Lubrication of Electrical and Mechanical Components in Electric Power Equipment presents an analysis of multiple applications of lubricants in the power industry for both electrical and mechanical parts. One of the key features of this book includes a look at the use of lubricants for surfaces of electrical and mechanical parts protection from mechanical wear and friction. Also included are examples of degradation due to fretting, as well as corrosion protection when lubricant is a barrier between metallic surfaces and atmospheric pollutants.

This book analyzes the effects of chemical composition and consistency (fluids, greases, solid lubricants) and the durability of lubricants in regard to various types of contacts and mechanical parts material, design and load. Focused on the importance of carefully choosing the lubricants to maintain a stable contact resistance; preserve the physical integrity of the contact surface; and extend the useful life of mechanical parts, such as bearings, the author presents an exhaustive list of lubricants manufacturers and products recommended for use in the electrical industry.

Table of Contents

1. Lubrication of Electrical Components. 2 Lubrication of Mechanical Components in Electrical Equipment. 3 Lubrication of Mechanical Components in Wind Turbines. 4 Lubrication Products in Electrical Industry. References. Addendum 1: Grease Composition and Properties. Addendum 2: Grease Compatibility. Addendum 3: Storage and Shelf Life of the Lubricants. Addendum 4: Lubrication Glossary.

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Bella Chudnovsky earned her PhD in the fields of Applied Physics and Material Science at Rostov State University (RSU) in Russia. For the first 25 years of her career, she worked as a successful scientist for the Institute of Physics at RSU and at the University of Cincinnati since 1992.

During the last 12 years of her career, she worked as an R&D engineer for Schneider Electric-Square D Company, where her principal areas of activities were aimed at resolving multiple aging problems and developing means of mitigating deteriorating processes in power distribution equipment. In this field, she has published 40 papers in both national and international technical journals and conferences proceedings.

After her retirement in 2009, she worked on the book summarizing all what was previously investigated and studied on multiple topics of aging and life extension techniques in electrical industry. First edition of the book was published in December 2012 by CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group). In the second edition of the book, published in February 2017, she updated the book and included the review of the issues of aging and means of life extension techniques for renewable energy power equipment. She is currently working on the third book focused on lubrication of electrical power equipment.


This is an excellent, well-written text that electrical contact engineers will find exceptionally useful since it presents a set of diverse technical materials in one place.

-Professor Ronald A. Coutu, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Dr Chudnovsky has written an excellent review of the application of lubrication to electrical power and electronic equipment. It provides a useful reference by examining the pros and cons of the vast range of available lubricants that are available that cannot be found in one lace anywhere else. I would expect that it will be extensively referenced.

- Dr. Paul Slade, Consultant

This book presents examples of various lubricants used by industry for the need of lubricating electrical equipment and wind turbine gear boxes. The effect of chemical composition and consistency on the lifetime of a lubricant in regards to various types of equipment, designs, and load conditions are discussed with a focus on choosing lubricants to maintain a stable contact resistance, preserve the contact surface, and extend the life of mechanical parts. Power engineers who design and/or test switchgear or wind turbine gearboxes as well as those who maintain this type of equipment, would find this book to be a very handy guidebook for selecting the proper lubricant for a given application and knowing what lubricants are available.
- IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, March/April 2020