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ALQUIMEX 109 Polimeros Sinteticos, S.A de C.V The chain-stopped alkyd of Soybean oil, diluted in Xylene, possess excellent characteristics which include, fast drying, high brightness, durability to weathering, flexibility, hardness and adhesion to steel. For the formulations of fast drying enamels, e...view more The chain-stopped alkyd of Soybean oil, diluted in Xylene, possess excellent characteristics which include, fast drying, high brightness, durability to weathering, flexibility, hardness and adhesion to steel. For the formulations of fast drying enamels, enamels for repainting automobiles of high brightness, resistance to yellowing, and enamels for industrial finishes. view less
ALQUIMEX CC-60X Polimeros Sinteticos, S.A de C.V The short oil alkyd of the coconut in xylene owns excellent finished durability and brightness to of baking, maintaining the permanent firmness in the color, hardness and brightness. For baking enamel, special plasticizers for nitrocellulose lacquers, lac...view more The short oil alkyd of the coconut in xylene owns excellent finished durability and brightness to of baking, maintaining the permanent firmness in the color, hardness and brightness. For baking enamel, special plasticizers for nitrocellulose lacquers, lacquers for furniture, and special enamels. view less
ALQUIMEX LS-70GN Polimeros Sinteticos, S.A de C.V Alkyd resin without modifying of long oil, dilute in naphtha. For the architectonic enamel formulation of inner and outer drying to the domestic air, easy application with brush, and excellent durability in exteriors.
ALQUIMEX S-50GN Polimeros Sinteticos, S.A de C.V Medium oil length Alkyd resin of soybean, diluted in naphtha. For domestic enamel formulation of drying of 4 hours max., provides excellent appearance and outer resistance wing.
ALQUIMEX S-50T Polimeros Sinteticos, S.A de C.V Medium oil Alkyd of soybean, diluted in toluene. Of fast drying and excellent compatibility with chlorinated rubber. For traffic painting formulation, to modify with chlorinated rubber, providing products of excellent quality, covering perfectly the requi...view more Medium oil Alkyd of soybean, diluted in toluene. Of fast drying and excellent compatibility with chlorinated rubber. For traffic painting formulation, to modify with chlorinated rubber, providing products of excellent quality, covering perfectly the requirements with drying, adhesion, flexibility, abrasion, exudation and resistance to the gasoline, as well as the resistance outdoors. view less
ALQUIMEX SC-60X Polimeros Sinteticos, S.A de C.V The chain stopped Alkyd of soybean oil diluted in xylene, owns excellent characteristics of fast drying, high brightness, durability outdoors. For automotive painting formulation of fast and finished drying, of high brightness. Can be mixed with resins in...view more The chain stopped Alkyd of soybean oil diluted in xylene, owns excellent characteristics of fast drying, high brightness, durability outdoors. For automotive painting formulation of fast and finished drying, of high brightness. Can be mixed with resins in solution and resins of urea, and melamine, to obtain finished from greater hardness by baked systems. view less
ALQUIMEX SE–50X Polimeros Sinteticos, S.A de C.V Alkyd resin modified with styrene monomer, diluted in xylene. It owns excellent properties in the enamel elaboration of drying to the air, distributes excellent brightness, hardness, good retention of the color and resistance to the water.
ALQUIMEX SVT-60X Polimeros Sinteticos, S.A de C.V Alkyd resin modified with monomer of vinyl toluene, diluted in xylene. Enamel for application with brush and/or by aspersion, enamels for tools, and primary, industrial enamels for drying to the air and by low baking.
10 Trends Shaping Tomorrow's Tribology STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Issues like rising equipment temperatures, increased demands on fluid life and a rapidly changing feedstock landscape raise the question as to whether today’s lubricant technology will be able to satisfy future applications—whether technology can keep pac...view more Issues like rising equipment temperatures, increased demands on fluid life and a rapidly changing feedstock landscape raise the question as to whether today’s lubricant technology will be able to satisfy future applications—whether technology can keep pace with new realities. view less
11th Anual CMF Plus STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) When it comes to advancing your career and upgrading your technical knowledge, STLE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition is a unique event in the lubricants industry. 1,200 of your peers in the lubricants community are expected to participate in STLE’s 69th Annu...view more When it comes to advancing your career and upgrading your technical knowledge, STLE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition is a unique event in the lubricants industry. 1,200 of your peers in the lubricants community are expected to participate in STLE’s 69th Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Please join us in Lake Buena Vista from May 18-22, 2014 for a unique experience that blends the best of industry education, technical training, professional certification and new technologies. view less
14th Annual CMF Plus STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) The industry’s most innovative companies recap key presentations from STLE’s 2016 Commercial Marketing Forum.
20 Minutes with Bridget Crocker STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) This product-development specialist explains how to maximize the benefi ts of additives while reducing the costs to operate them.
20 Minutes with... Capt. Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) This mechanical engineer turned astronaut lubricated a balky mechanism on the International Space Station—while spacewalking 250 miles above Earth.
20 Minutes With…: Dr. Jack Zakarian STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Nicknamed the ‘The Gear Doctor,’ this new-product specialist examines trends involving energy efficiency in the gear-oil industry.
20 Minutes with... Dr. Michael Khonsari STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Mike Khonsari is the Dow Chemical Endowed Chair in rotating machinery, professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering and the founding director of the Center for Rotating Machinery (CeRoM) at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge...view more Mike Khonsari is the Dow Chemical Endowed Chair in rotating machinery, professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering and the founding director of the Center for Rotating Machinery (CeRoM) at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La. This well-known researcher discusses the future development of a comprehensive and unified model of friction and wear. view less
20 Minutes With... Dr. Susan Gardner STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Klüber Lubrication North America’s regional R&D chemist discusses strategies that companies can employ to successfully develop and market lubricant products.
20 Minutes With... Jay Bickett STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Jay Bickett is the PAO global business manager for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP in The Woodlands, Texas, where he has worked since 2002. His primary responsibilities involve managing the company’s global PAO business and marketing of their metallo...view more Jay Bickett is the PAO global business manager for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP in The Woodlands, Texas, where he has worked since 2002. His primary responsibilities involve managing the company’s global PAO business and marketing of their metallocene polyalphaolefin (mPAO) products. view less
20 Minutes With... Michael Forgeron STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) The president and CEO of Analysts, Inc., discusses how future challenges in the oil analysis industry will impact end-users of commercial services.
20 Minutes With... Mike Gust STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) A veteran engineer with experience in industry and academia discusses the future of hydraulic system design and application.
20 Minutes with...Capt. Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) This mechanical engineer turned astronaut lubricated a balky mechanism on the International Space Station—while spacewalking 250 miles above Earth.
20 Minutes with...Charles A. Gay STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) This 30-year training veteran and senior data analyst discusses strategies in testing and interpreting oil samples.
20 Minutes With…Chris Napoleon STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) This new-product specialist develops inspection and testing programs to evaluate bearing quality.
20 Minutes with...Colby Austin STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) The engineering manager for Napoleon Engineering Services discusses the complexities of bearing testing and the advantages of source qualification inspections.
20 Minutes With…Derek Phillips STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Keep rust and corrosion from crippling your productivity by following the advice of this product-development specialist.
20 Minutes with...Dr. Don Smolenski STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) This Evonik manager (and self-described car nut) discusses lubrication’s changing role in conserving resources in transportation and industrial applications.
20 Minutes with…Dr. Martin Webster STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) This ExxonMobil researcher and his team are using the latest technology to develop next-generation lubricants.
20 Minutes With...Dr. Puliyur Madhavan STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) This Pall Corp. researcher with experience in filtration technology discusses the future of aerospace fluid systems.
20 Minutes With...John M. Burke STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Leading an interdisciplinary team of scientists, this STLE and ILMA member helped develop a groundbreaking test method for measuring VOCs in metalworking fluids.
20 Minutes with...Kevin Harrington STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) ExxonMobil Chemical’s global alliance manager for synthetic fluids and lubricant basestocks discusses the challenges of developing new industrial lubricants.
20 Minutes With...Kim Stelson STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) The director of CCEFP discusses the huge technical and societal benefits to be gained by continued research into fluid power.
20 Minutes with…Raymond Thibault STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) This former high-school chemistry teacher is now a world-renowned instructor providing lubrication-training opportunities for industry professionals and end-users.
20 Minutes with…Richard Butler STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) This Certified Metalworking Fluids Specialist explains the role of MWFs and spectroscopic instrumentation used in the condition monitoring of fluids.
20 Minutes with...Wayne Mackwood STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Chemtura’s grease and detergents technology manager discusses the future development of calcium sulfonate complex greases and their use in different industrial applications.
A Data Management and Reporting Solution is Imperative to a Successful Fluid Analysis Program STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) It’s been said so many times it’s almost a business cliché—too many senior managers spent too much time in MBA classes and not enough time turning a wrench.
A History of the Lubricants Industry in China STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Opportunities are limitless for marketers who understand how to do business with what will soon be history’s largest economy.
A Little Dab Will Do Ya STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) One of lubrication’s unsung heroes, grease is a powerful and versatile performer that makes all our lives better.
A New Class of Solid Lubricants for Bearings STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) By acting like a sophisticated, oil-soaked sponge, MPLs hold, dispense and reabsorb lubricants during operation.
A Vote for Tribology STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) STLE's advocacy for the role of our science has led to the steps of the Capitol Building.
Adhering To New Processes STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Ford’s decision to use more aluminum on its best-selling vehicle opens opportunities for tribologists.
All You Need Are The Right Tools And Proper Instruction To Solve Problems On The Shop Floor STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Good shop floor practices are the result of good guidance.
Amines 101 for Metalworking Fluids STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Following are two condensed articles on metalworking fluids that were published in STLE’s technical e-newsletter, which provides targeted information to those working in specific areas in the fields of tribology and lubrication engineering. The e-newslett...view more Following are two condensed articles on metalworking fluids that were published in STLE’s technical e-newsletter, which provides targeted information to those working in specific areas in the fields of tribology and lubrication engineering. The e-newsletters are available on several topics, including MWFs, power generation, synthetics, hydraulics, grease, environmentally friendly fluids, among others. Log on to www.stle.org for more information and to sign up to receive our e-newsletters. view less
Analysis: The Global Metalworking Fluids Market STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Modest consumption increases are forecasted, accompanied by shifts in production sources.
Analyzing Bearing Damage STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) The critical role bearings play in controlling and limiting the movement of machine elements makes rapid diagnosis and repair of damaged bearings essential. Indeed, the ability to recognize and correct the most common forms of bearing damage is an invalua...view more The critical role bearings play in controlling and limiting the movement of machine elements makes rapid diagnosis and repair of damaged bearings essential. Indeed, the ability to recognize and correct the most common forms of bearing damage is an invaluable skill for keeping machines up and running effi ciently. Determining exactly which factors contribute to bearing wear or damage requires an understanding of the common causes of damage, which can include a combination of insuffi cient lubrication, improper maintenance practices or even faulty mounting. Taking steps to prevent these causes can save both time and money and ultimately extend bearing life. view less
Are You Prepared for GHS? STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Lubricant companies should act now to comply with the uniform standard for providing regulatory health and safety information.
Automotive Tribology: Gearing Up STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) When it comes to fuel economy, automatic transmissions have caught up to their manual counterparts.
Autonomous Vehicles STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) The move to self-driving cars is the next logical step in vehicle evolution.
Autonomous Vehicles STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) The move to self-driving cars is the next logical step in vehicle evolution.
Back to the Future! STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Workforce training issues return as business improves.
Base Oil Groups: Manufacture, Properties and Performance STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) A detailed look at mineral, synthetic and even renewable oils and the manufacturing processes used to make them.
Base Oils: Manufacture, Properties, Performance and Applications STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) How to select the correct base oil before formulating a lubricant.
Basestock Evolution STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Demanding lubrication performance, previously only possible with PAOs, is now achievable with cutting-edge Group II and Group III basestock. Also, as technology advances, basestock alone (without additives) is becoming increasingly capable of satisfying t...view more Demanding lubrication performance, previously only possible with PAOs, is now achievable with cutting-edge Group II and Group III basestock. Also, as technology advances, basestock alone (without additives) is becoming increasingly capable of satisfying the basic functions of lubricating oils such as reducing friction and wear, inhibiting rust and corrosion and removing/reducing contaminants. view less
Basics Of Friction STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) When two surfaces, round or flat, are in contact and one is moving, we recognize that friction is preventing smooth and easy movement, that we may wish to squirt a bit of lubricant onto one surface to reduce the friction, and that one or both surfaces may...view more When two surfaces, round or flat, are in contact and one is moving, we recognize that friction is preventing smooth and easy movement, that we may wish to squirt a bit of lubricant onto one surface to reduce the friction, and that one or both surfaces may show wear tracks after some time has passed. When engineers change the design of a shaft and bearing, the friction may be reduced and the bearing may show less wear. view less
Basics Of Lubrication STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) From practical experience, we know that adding a lubricant to a solid-solid contact will significantly reduce friction. The reduced friction leads to less wear, heat generation and energy loss – all of which reduce operation costs and downtime. How lubric...view more From practical experience, we know that adding a lubricant to a solid-solid contact will significantly reduce friction. The reduced friction leads to less wear, heat generation and energy loss – all of which reduce operation costs and downtime. How lubricants provide these benefits will be explored in this course. view less
Basics Of Rheology STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Viscosity is the resistance to flow of a fluid, in our case, a lubricating oil.
Basics Of Wear STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Early investigators could not do much to investigate wear because it is usually a very gradual process, and they did not have accurate means to quantify it. Although friction and wear influence each other, the relationship is complex and involves many oth...view more Early investigators could not do much to investigate wear because it is usually a very gradual process, and they did not have accurate means to quantify it. Although friction and wear influence each other, the relationship is complex and involves many other factors including the chemical environment and temperature, each of which influences the others. A simple correlation between friction and wear data is therefore hardly ever found view less
Bearings and Their Lubrication STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) This primer will help you understand the basics—and prepare for the CLS exam.
Beneath the Surface: Why Contact Mechanics and Tribology are a Natural Match STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Leveraging both disciplines together can yield results neither can achieve alone.
Best Practices - Basic Lubricant Identification in the Field STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) This step-by-step plan reduces the chances of mixing incompatible products.
Best Practices - Managing Sump Condition Control STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) This article contains five testing techniques that can help manage contamination threats to your machine.
Best Practices - The Business Case For High Performance Lubricants STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) This seven-point analysis answers the only question that counts: Can you make money using them?
BEST PRACTICES: Managing a Lubricant Changeover STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Start small, control product compatibility and establish a timeline with proper documentation.
Biobased Lubricants: Gearing Up For A Green World STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) The advantages of biobased lubricants include biodegradability, superior lubricity, higher flash/fire points, high VI, basestock renewability and domestic agricultural support. Disadvantages include poor oxidative stability and poor low-temperature perfor...view more The advantages of biobased lubricants include biodegradability, superior lubricity, higher flash/fire points, high VI, basestock renewability and domestic agricultural support. Disadvantages include poor oxidative stability and poor low-temperature performance. The future of biobased lubricants depends on overcoming the disadvantages while being price competitive with mineral-based and synthetic lubricants. view less
Bringing Used Oil Back To Life STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) The shift in re-refining continues to grow, helping to resurrect a valuable natural resource.
Building a Reliability Centered Lubricant Program STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) A well-defined strategy should reflect both operational and maintenance objectives.
Building a Reliability centered Lubrication program: Part II STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Management support from all levels is needed to meet your program’s performance objectives.
Can Tribology Save a Quad? STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Time for a modern-day Jost Report—is your research related to energy savings?
Case Study: Central Coolant Systems STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) In this age of communication, organized thoughts are a rare commodity—this is a case in point.
CLS at 20 STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) CERTIFIED LUBRICATION SPECIALIST™—the highly successful STLE program better known simply as CLS™—has grown and flourished over the years. Now, 20 years after it was first launched in 1993, it remains the standard of excellence for those who practice the a...view more CERTIFIED LUBRICATION SPECIALIST™—the highly successful STLE program better known simply as CLS™—has grown and flourished over the years. Now, 20 years after it was first launched in 1993, it remains the standard of excellence for those who practice the art of lubrication engineering. view less
COMMENTARY: STLE's Certified Metalworking Fluids Specialist STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) This certification isn’t easy to get—which is why it’s worth so much. To receive STLE’s CMFS certification, an individual must demonstrate both knowledge and experience. CMFS holders use a multidisciplinary approach to solving problems, maintaining qualit...view more This certification isn’t easy to get—which is why it’s worth so much. To receive STLE’s CMFS certification, an individual must demonstrate both knowledge and experience. CMFS holders use a multidisciplinary approach to solving problems, maintaining quality and protecting plant workers. view less
Commissioning a New Machine for Reliability Centered Lubrication STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) An extremely small investment can result in better performance for a machine’s lifetime.
Compatibility of Seals with Oils and Greases STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Choosing the correct lubricant is critical to preventing leakage and machinery failure.
Complexity in ISFA: Part XIX STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) A sense of urgency, as well as an effective CM program, is essential to success.
Complexity in ISFA: Part XX STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Successful CM programs are straightforward—but that doesn’t mean they’re easy.
Component Performance in Engine Oil Formulation STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) This article, based on a webinar presentation sponsored by STLE University, provides insight into how and why modern engine oils are formulated and the tests they must pass. We’ll also discuss the appetite for each of these tests for various components—so...view more This article, based on a webinar presentation sponsored by STLE University, provides insight into how and why modern engine oils are formulated and the tests they must pass. We’ll also discuss the appetite for each of these tests for various components—some which improve and some which degrade test results. The focus is on North American gasoline engine oils. While not exhaustive, this material shows the significant technology that goes into formulating engine oils. view less
Concrete Prepared From Biofuel Byproduct: An Alternative Binder from a Sustainable Source has Been Developed to Improve the Performance of Cement STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) The increasing use of biofuels is leading to the need to find applications for byproducts also generated during their manufacture. One incentive to working with byproducts is that it will increase sustainability and reduce the carbon footprint.
Contamination Control STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Want to say goodbye to the unwanted nasties that can wreck machinery? Start by changing the culture at the plant.
Contractor-Based Lubrication Programs STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Popular in other countries, lubrication outsourcing could find its way to North America as a turnkey solution to precision machine lubrication.
‘Control the lubricant, control the process’ STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Make sure you connect all the dots when designing a lubrication system.
Cover Story: The Regulatory Future of Antimicrobial Pesticides STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) One of the challenges to ensuring that metalworking fluids will operate at an optimum level over a long period is minimizing contamination from bacteria and fungus. Both of these microbes are well known to literally “eat” the components used to formulate ...view more One of the challenges to ensuring that metalworking fluids will operate at an optimum level over a long period is minimizing contamination from bacteria and fungus. Both of these microbes are well known to literally “eat” the components used to formulate a MWF. Examples include emulsifiers, extreme pressure additives and lubricity additives. view less
Cover Story: Used-Oil Analysis for Predictive Maintenance STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) An arsenal of techniques allows end-users to safely extend drain intervals—without jeopardizing equipment.
Current Approaches In Design And Supply Of Metalworking Fluids STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Metalworking fluids play a significant role in machining operations and have a substantial impact on tool life, shop productivity, and the quality of the workpiece. The results presented in this article show the influence of the properties of the metalwor...view more Metalworking fluids play a significant role in machining operations and have a substantial impact on tool life, shop productivity, and the quality of the workpiece. The results presented in this article show the influence of the properties of the metalworking fluids and the supply system on the work-piece quality in cutting and grinding processes. view less
Current Trends In MWF Microbicides STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Despite half a century of industrial usage, many unanswered questions remain about the future of these critically important chemicals.
Defining an 'Emerging Technology' STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) A search of the past often foretells future directions—and STLE is at the center of it.
Deleterious Particles in Lubricating Greases STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) There are a vast number of different particle types which can be found in lubricating greases. As is well-known, there are numerous types of desirable particles in grease such as molybdenum disulfide, Teflon, graphite, etc., and many important purposes fo...view more There are a vast number of different particle types which can be found in lubricating greases. As is well-known, there are numerous types of desirable particles in grease such as molybdenum disulfide, Teflon, graphite, etc., and many important purposes for their intentional incorporation into greases. In this article, we’ll examine the other side of the coin—particles in greases that are viewed as harmful or, at best, not serving a useful purpose. view less
Developing energy-efficient lubricants and coatings for automotive applications STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Manufacturers are stepping up their R&D efforts to build better engines and lighter materials.
Developing metalworking fluids for lighweight metals STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Regulations calling for improved fuel economy are creating new challenges for tribologists in the auto and aerospace industries.
Developing New Tests for Engine Oils STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Revised specifications for oils in gasoline will be issued this year.
Developments with Bio-Lubricants STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Developments with Bio-Lubricants is a column about how the USDA’s BioPreferred program is promoting the use and manufacturing of bio-based products. According to the USDA, the use of biobased products will reduce U.S. reliance on petroleum, increase the u...view more Developments with Bio-Lubricants is a column about how the USDA’s BioPreferred program is promoting the use and manufacturing of bio-based products. According to the USDA, the use of biobased products will reduce U.S. reliance on petroleum, increase the use of renewable agriculture resources, and potentially contribute to reducing adverse environmental and health impacts. view less
Dr. Loof Lirpa’s Revolutionary New Oil STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) "Did you hear about the new oil put out by…” is a sentence that will not end well when spoken on April 1 or, for that matter, when spoken any time of year to someone new to the industry.
“Drill, Baby, Drill!” STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) “Drill, Baby, Drill!” is a column explaining how the gasoline shortages of the 1970s set the course for today’s energy policies.
Drill, Baby, Drill Redux STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) A clear-as-crude look at how oil prices have affected recessions.
Effect of Lubrication Forces on Fluid Collisions: New Research Determines Quantitatively How Fluid Mixing Can Lead From Noncoalescence to Coalescence STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) At some point in time we have all mixed two fluids together, whether in preparing a lubricant blend with basestocks of different viscosities or even mixing blue with red paint in an effort to get the right shade of purple. In a production facility, a vari...view more At some point in time we have all mixed two fluids together, whether in preparing a lubricant blend with basestocks of different viscosities or even mixing blue with red paint in an effort to get the right shade of purple. In a production facility, a variety of mixing equipment is available ranging from stirring bars in the laboratory to mixing vessels containing various types of agitators. view less
Efficient Hydraulic Systems Deliver the Power STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Hydraulic fluid and system efficiency depends on the application, operating conditions and how hard your system is working.
Emulsifiers 101: Who Says Oil and Water Don’t Mix? STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) How balancing cooling and lubricity can improve the efficiency of your machinery.
Emulsifiers 201: Analyzing performance with surface science STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) Direct analytical techniques for understanding and evaluating emulsifier chemistries.
EP Additives: Regulatory Updates of Chlorinated Paraffins and Options on Alternatives STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) As agencies worldwide examine how these substances will be governed, formulators search for alternative solutions.
Executing An Effective Sump Conversion STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) This article is about how aging lubricants produce higher levels of sludge, insoluble polymers, carbon deposits, and other insoluble oxidation byproducts. It describes the physical flushing process and that chemical flushing incorporates the use of cleane...view more This article is about how aging lubricants produce higher levels of sludge, insoluble polymers, carbon deposits, and other insoluble oxidation byproducts. It describes the physical flushing process and that chemical flushing incorporates the use of cleaners to remove crusted or layered carbon residues. view less
Feature The Riddle Of Steel STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) How advanced ultra high-strength steel is saving lives, conserving fuel, and revolutionizing the way cars are made.
Feeling Energetic? The Tribology Community Will Play a Huge Role in Developing Sustainable Energy Sources STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) The STLE community is advancing our understanding of various tribo-chemical processes, all with the goal of reducing friction and wear and conserving energy.
Fire-Resistant Fluids: Will They Ever Be Good Enough? STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) What is preventing researchers from creating a fire- resistant fluid that offers safety assurance, affordability and equipment compatibility—qualities that no single fire-resistant fluid (FRF) has today? Unfortunately, there are several factors.