Functions of a Lubricant

Lubemonitrix kit for oil analysis

Selecting the proper lubricant, along with careful maintenance of that lubricant, is essential to ensure adequate protection to any machine.

Oil will reduce the friction between two sliding surfaces by creating a protective film.  It also assists with heat dissipation by spreading out the heat in the system.

 

Functions of a Lubricant
  • The primary function of a lubricant is to prevent friction by creating a boundary layer between two surfaces
  • Dissipate heat from surfaces
  • Transport contaminants to filters
  • Protects from oxidization and corrosion
  • Power transmission
 Properties of Lubricant oil
  • Our engineers/ technicians check for a number of things, including the presence of metals and other elements, such as aluminium, chromium, iron, copper, lead, calcium and more. If certain materials are abnormally high in your oil, it could point to excessive wear in a certain engine part.
  • The analysis also lets you know the oil’s viscosity, compared to what it should be. The Total Base Number (TBN), which lets you know how much of the additives– chemicals that enhance the oil’s effectiveness — remain.