Chemistry and Technology of Lubricants

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Roy M. Mortier, Malcolm F. Fox, Stefan Orszulik
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 14, 2011 - Science - 560 pages
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"Chemistry and Technology of Lubricants" describes the chemistry and technology of base oils, additives and applications of liquid lubricants. This Third Edition reflects how the chemistry and technology of lubricants has developed since the First Edition was published in 1992.

The acceleration of performance development in the past 35 years has been as significant as in the previous century: Refinery processes have become more precise in defining the physical and chemical properties of higher quality mineral base oils. New and existing additives have improved performance through enhanced understanding of their action. Specification and testing of lubricants has become more focused and rigorous.

"Chemistry and Technology of Lubricants" is directed principally at those working in the lubricants industry as well as individuals working within academia seeking a chemist's viewpoint of lubrication. It is also of value to engineers and technologists requiring a more fundamental understanding of the subject.

 

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Contents

1 Base Oils from Petroleum
3
2 Synthetic Base Fluids
35
Part II Additives
76
3 Friction Wear and the Role of Additives in Controlling Them
77
4 Oxidative Degradation and Stabilisation of Mineral OilBased Lubricants
107
5 Viscosity Index Improvers and Thickeners
153
6 Miscellaneous Additives and Vegetable Oils
189
7 Detergents and Dispersants
213
10 Driveline Fundamentals and Lubrication
325
11 Aviation Lubricants
345
12 Liquid Lubricants for Spacecraft Applications
375
13 Marine Lubricants
389
14 Lubricating Grease
411
Part IV Performance
434
15 Lubricants and Their Environmental Impact
435
16 Oil Analysis and Condition Monitoring
459

Part III Applications
238
8 Industrial Lubricants
239
9 Formulation of Automotive Lubricants
293
17 Automotive Lubricant Specification and Testing
497
Index
553
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