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What are the advantages of choosing the correct lubricant viscosity?

For most modern enterprises operating today, energy efficiency is a key issue to cut down running costs and to reach environmental targets. While many businesses believe that environmental concerns and finances are issues often in conflict, by simply looking at the viscosity of lubricants being used, this doesn’t Continue reading What are the advantages of choosing the correct lubricant viscosity?

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How to protect vehicles and equipment from wet weather

Summer 2021 has seen many parts of the UK experiencing significant rainfall, from showers and storms to heavy downpours, resulting in flooding for both urban and rural areas, and the roads that connect them. This has meant that many enterprises using mechanical equipment and a variety of vehicles have seen Continue reading How to protect vehicles and equipment from wet weather

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What are the properties of air compressor oil?

To operate correctly and efficiently, dedicated air compressor motors need to be lubricated with built-for-purpose air compressor oils. The main purpose of this specialised oil is to reduce the friction occurring between different components as they interact within in the motor. The resulting benefits of this usage include lower levels of energy consumption, reduced heat production and extended service life for both mechanical devices and Continue reading What are the properties of air compressor oil?

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Shell’s zinc-based hydraulic oil aces industry tests

Zinc has long been used as an effective additive in hydraulic oils to prevent wear and oxidisation, but zinc-based hydraulic oil has often performed badly in some manufacturers’ tests for sludge formation. However, a new offering from Shell, a zinc-based hydraulic oil based on its gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology, has changed this by Continue reading Shell’s zinc-based hydraulic oil aces industry tests

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Why is regular oil analysis essential onsite?

If your operation is unfortunate enough to be among the companies that have experienced mechanical breakdowns, you may want to look to your lubricant use for answers. Counted as two of the key causes of these malfunctions, contaminated oil and poor filtration are the culprits of around 80 per cent of Continue reading Why is regular oil analysis essential onsite?