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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.
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.
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"