Selection of synthetic gear oil
Synthetic gear oil is used when the mineral gear oil is unable to meet the application requirements. There are times when mineral gear oils reach their limit of performance. This happens usually at very high or low temperature, at extraordinary ambient conditions, during extremely high loads and at times when they fail to meet some special requirements.
There are certain additives that can improve many properties of the mineral oil, yet they cannot be useful under all circumstances mentioned. On the other hand synthetic gear oil has several advantages, even though it is not supposed to out perform mineral oil and has some drawbacks too.
There are certain points that you should keep in mind when selecting synthetic gear oil. Although there are many benefits of using this oil, you have to take into account your requirements first and foremost. The advantages that are application oriented often exist and this increases the use of synthetic gear oil especially under vital operating circumstances.
Depending on your use you can decide and buy the oil from a renowned manufacturer. It will reduce the gearing losses and give you improved efficiency as well. Tests have shown that synthetic gear oil makes gear more efficient than mineral oil. In addition to improving efficiency and reducing wear, synthetic gear oil also reduces maintenance and disposal costs.
However, this does not mean that it is free of disadvantages. The biggest one is that this oil is high priced, reacts in the presence of water, has material compatibility problems and has limited miscibility with mineral oils. Keeping all this in mind, take professional help if needed and decide on what is best suitable for you and your requirement.
As far as turbine oil is concerned, if you will ask any engineer about how long will any particular turbine oil last, the answer will be ‘it depends’. Well this is the truth and the suppliers can give you wide ranging estimates. In fact there are so many variables that it becomes practically impossible to estimate exactly. However, there are certain points that if taken into account, you will be able to have high performance and trouble free service using turbine oil.
It is very important that you have the right knowledge of physical and chemical characteristics of the turbine oil as compared to other lubricating oils before deciding on what to buy. Just keep in mind that even the recommended performance characteristics vary by application in case of turbine oils.
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