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John Wintermute suggests ways to deal with impurities in Lubricants

Lubrication in machines is as important as water in the human body. If the machines are not properly lubricated the wear and tear of the machines lead to an early degeneration of the machines, increase in the depreciation value is another factor that needs to be taken into account while lubricating machines feels Petro-Lubricant Testing Laboratories owner and chairman John Wintermute. Josiah Wintermute and John Wintermute have been in the business of petro lubricant testing since the last 30 years and have gained much expertise and experience in this sector.

John Wintermute says from his experience that insufficient lubrication leads to the premature failure of the machines. A proper lubrication does not essentially mean the overloading of a machine with excess oil. Proper lubrication means a proper amount of lubricant is at the proper place. An oil film has to be maintained at the friction surface of the machines and this can only be achieved with the help of adequate oiling at the right place.

Josiah Wintermute suggests that the nature and quality of the lubricant also plays an important part in the maintainence of the machines. Lubricants undergo oxidation which breaks it into smaller parts, resulting in the depletion of additives. This results in the loss of the lubricating properties of the lubricant. Thus once the lubricating property of the lubricant is lost the wear and tear of the machinery will increase. The oxidation of lubricants is accelerated with by high temperature, heavy loading and contamination. Thus one should be quite careful while choosing a lubricant. You may get the cheap ones in the market but the opportunity cost of adding these lubricants increases considerably.

Contamination in lubricants acts as the major reason for the accelerated wear and tear of the machines. These contaminations may be something solid or liquid. A solid contamination will travel with the lubricant and cause abrasions on the machine parts thus accelerating the wear and tear of the machine parts from where the contaminants will travel along with the lubricant. Another problem presented by slid contaminations is that they clog the filters and orifices thus restricting the flow of the oil/lubricant. An organization maintaining heavy or any king of machinery needs to check for the filters and clean them in a routine.

Liquid contaminants like water alter the load handling capability of the lubricant. Thus these liquid contaminants act as catalysts for lubricant degeneration. Thus a check on the contaminants is quite essential on a regular basis to access the level of impurities.

To know more about the working of Petro-Lubricant Testing Laboratories and John Wintermute feel free to contact him through Josiah Wintermute by visiting

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