Synthetics, Mineral Oils, and Bio-Based Lubricants: Chemistry and Technology, 3rd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Synthetics, Mineral Oils, and Bio-Based Lubricants

Chemistry and Technology, 3rd Edition

Edited by Leslie R. Rudnick

CRC Press

1,056 pages | 636 B/W Illus.

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Highlighting the major economic and industrial changes in the lubrication industry since the first edition, Synthetics, Mineral Oils, and Bio-Based Lubricants, Third Edition highlights the major economic and industrial changes in the lubrication industry and outlines the state of the art in each major lubricant application area. Chapters cover the use of lubricant fluids, growth or decline of market areas and applications, potential new applications, production capacities, and regulatory issues, including biodegradability, toxicity, and food production equipment lubrication.

Features include:

  • Contains an index of terms, acronyms, and analytical testing methods.
  • Includes the latest conventions for describing upgraded mineral oil base fluids.
  • Considers all the major lubrication areas: engine oils, industrial lubricants, food-grade applications, greases, and space-age applications
  • Features individual chapters on lubricant applications—such as environmentally friendly, disk drive, and magnetizable fluids—for major market areas around the globe.

In a single, unique volume, Synthetics, Mineral Oils, and Bio-Based Lubricants, Third Edition offers property and performance information of fluids, theoretical and practical background to their current applications, and strong indicators for global market trends that will influence the industry for years to come.

Table of Contents

Fluids. Polyalphaolefins. Polyinternalolefins. Esters. Neutral Phosphate Esters. Polymer Esters. Polyalkylene Glycols. Alkylated Aromatics. Polyphenyl Ether Lubricants. Cyclohydrocarbons . Perfluoroalkylpolyethers. Polychlorotrifluoroethylene. Silicones. Silahydrocarbons. Phosphazenes. Dialkyl Carbonates. Alkylcyclopentanes. Polybutenes. Chemically Modified Mineral Oils. Gas to Liquids. Comparison of Synthetic, Mineral Oil, and Bio-Based Lubricant Fluids. Re-Refined Base Oils. Bio-Based Lubricants. Natural Oils as Lubricants. Modified Vegetable Oils for Environmentally Friendly Lubricant Applications. Biotechnological Improvement of Soybean Oil for Lubricant Applications. Applications. Automotive Crankcase Oils. Crankcase Lubricants. Transmissions and Transmission Fluids. Automotive Gear Lubricants. Industrial Gear Lubricants. Synthetic Greases. Compressors and Pumps. Refrigeration Lubricants. Hydraulics. Environmentally Friendly Hydraulic Fluids. Magnetizable Fluids. Vegetable Oil Based Internal Combustion Engine Oil. Fire Resistance and Fire-Resistant Hydraulic Fluids. Metalworking Fluids. Lubricants for Near Dry Machining. Lubricants for the Disk Drive Industry. Food-Grade Lubricants. Critical Cleaning of Advanced Lubricants from Surfaces. Sintered Metal Bearings and Fluids for Their Lubrication. Natural Gas Engine Oils. Natural and Process Compressors. Trends. Automotive Trends in Europe. Diesel Automotive Trends. Automotive Trends in Asia. Automotive Trends in South America. Automotive Engine Oil Trends in North America. Trends toward Synthetic Fluids and Lubricants in Aerospace. Commercial Developments. Lubricant Performance Test Methods and Some Product Specifications. Lubricant Industry–Related Terms and Acronyms. Internet Resources for the Additive/Lubricant Industry. Appendix A: Grease Compatibility Chart. Appendix B: Color Scale Comparison Chart. Appendix C: ISO Viscosity Ranges. Appendix D: The Meaning of "Synthetic"

About the Editor

Leslie R. Rudnick is President of Designed Materials Group, consulting in the fields of lubricants, lubrication and working on the development of new materials. Formerly, the Technical Director at Ultrachem Inc. He was a Senior Scientist at the Energy Institute, at The Pennsylvania State University and has worked at several Fortune 500 companies. The author, coauthor, editor and coeditor of over 100 journal articles, book chapters and books, including Synthetic Lubricants and High Performance Functional Fluids, Second Edition (Marcel Dekker, Inc.), Lubricant Additives: Chemistry and Applications, 1st and 2nd editions and the 1st and 2nd Editions of Synthetics, Mineral Oils and Bio-Based Lubricants (Taylor and Francis Books). He holds 29 US patents and is a Fellow of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, and a member of The American Chemical Society. Dr. Rudnick serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Synthetic Lubrication. He holds a B. S. degree (1969) from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and M.S. (1972) and PhD, (1975) degrees in chemistry from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is currently working on the 3rd Edition of Lubricant Additives: Chemistry and Applications.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical