19 March 2016

What are important additives for lubrication?

The modern lubricants for heavy-duty engines are highly refined which otherwise may produce sludge a progressive increase in viscosity. For these reasons, the lubricants are seasoned by the addition of certain oil-soluble organic compounds to exhibits the desired properties.

Some important additives for lubrication: 

  • Anti-oxidant
  • Anti-corrosive agents
  • Pour point depressors
  • Viscosity index improvers
  • Antifoam agent
  • Oiliness and film-strength agents
  • Pressure additives
  • Detergent