Volume No. 10 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 79-83 July-September 2015

 

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ADDITIVES TO IMPROVE FRICTION COEFFICIENT OF LUBRICATING OILS

 

Shah Nimish

Department of Chemical Engineering Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad (INDIA)

 

Received on : March 20, 2015

 

ABSTRACT

 

Lubricant separates two touching surfaces by providing a protective film, thus lessening the friction and wear between two moving surfaces. Non-liquid lubricants are like Teflon tape, grease, powders, etc. used in plumbing, air cushion and others. Additives are used along with lubricants. The basic role of additive is to improve oil quality, life and decrease the friction between moving parts. Various additives are used with different lubricating oils. In this study, we compared the performance of the most commonly used additives to help selection of additives with oil on the basis of reduction in friction coefficient. We also compared quantitatively, friction coefficient and cost of the additives.

 

Keywords : Lubricating oil, Oil additive, Friction coefficient retardant, Silicon oxide, Detergent

 

 

BACK