Oil Use Characteristics

- Sep 11, 2019-

Oil use characteristics

1) Appropriate viscosity

The viscosity of the oil has a great influence on the operation of the engine. The viscosity is too small, it is easy to be lost from the friction surface under high temperature and high pressure, and the oil film of sufficient thickness cannot be formed; if the viscosity is too large, the cold start is difficult, and the oil cannot be pumped to the friction surface. The viscosity of the oil changes with temperature. The temperature rises and the viscosity decreases; the temperature decreases and the viscosity increases.

2) Excellent oxidation stability

Oxidation stability refers to the ability of an engine oil to resist oxidation without permanently changing its properties. When the oil is oxidized by contact with oxygen in the air during use and storage, the color of the oil becomes dark, the viscosity increases, the acidity increases, and colloidal deposits are generated. Oxidatively deteriorated oil will corrode engine parts and even damage the engine.

3) Good corrosion resistance

The oil is inevitably oxidized during use to form various organic acids. Such acidic substances have corrosive effects on metal parts, which may cause spots, pits or peeling of the alloy layer on the surface of the bearing such as copper lead and cadmium nickel.

4) lower foaming

As the oil circulates and splashes quickly in the lubrication system, foam is inevitably generated. If there is too much foam, or if the foam cannot be quickly removed, it will cause insufficient oil supply to the friction surface. The method of controlling foam formation is to add a foam inhibitor to the engine oil.

5) Strong clean dispersion

The clean dispersibility of the oil refers to the ability of the oil to disperse, loosen and remove the carbon deposits and dirt attached to the surface of the part. In order to have a clean dispersion of the oil, it is necessary to add a clean dispersing additive.

6) High extreme pressure

The lubrication state between the friction surfaces of the oil film is less than 0.3 to 0.4 μm, which is called boundary lubrication. It is customary to lubricate the boundary under high temperature and high pressure, which is called extreme pressure lubrication. The anti-wear properties of engine oil under extreme pressure are called extreme pressure.