Viscosity Index

Author: Lube-Tech

Shelf Life Guide For Oils And Greases

Lubricant suppliers such as ExxonMobil do not recommend use of their lubricants beyond the stated shelf life. But for the average user, identifying an expired lubricant may not be as easy as it is with something such as food, where “best used by” dates are prominently displayed, and rotten food is pretty obvious. Knowing a little about lubricants can help users determine if lubricants are OK to use or should be recycled. For lubricants, the rule of thumb when it comes to shelf life is five years. If the seal on the container is broken the five-year rule goes...

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Lube-Tech & Partners, LLC Acquires Dyno Oil’s Lubricants Business

St. Paul, MN –January 9, 2017 – Lube-Tech & Partners is proud to announce the acquisition of the lubricants business of Dyno Oil Company. With its headquarters in Spencer, Iowa, the acquisition of Dyno Oil Company increases Lube-Tech’s geographic footprint and ability to serve customers in northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota. Dyno Oil Company customers will continue to receive local support from the team they know and trust. With Lube-Tech’s broad product portfolio, customers can also expect to see expanded product and service offerings in the future. Lube-Tech is committed to providing solutions that help its customers improve performance...

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Tool Life: Using Proper Fluid Is Key

Nothing can be more frustrating to a machinist than premature tool wear. This not only costs money in tooling, it results in longer job times and often higher scrap. It’s easy to blame the tool, but is it really the tool’s fault? Many times it’s not. “Most times, when part quality is in question, there is really some underlying issue with a machining fluid that can be determined through lab analysis,” said Lube-Tech Industrial Sales Manager Luke Bame. “The solution can be as simple as improved filtration, concentration maintenance, contamination reduction, or in some cases the job may require...

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What Fleet Owners Need To Know About PC-11

By now, you’re probably already using PC-11 or are about to. To date, ExxonMobil has accumulated more than 27-million miles of testing on its CK-4 and FA-4 PC11 diesel engine oil blends. The main thing fleet owners need to remember is there are two sub-categories, CK-4 and FA-4: • CK-4 – replaces CJ-4 oils, is a higher-viscosity blend with the high-temp, high-shear qualities needed for older-style diesel engines and is back-serviceable. • FA-4 – In order to meet increasing emissions and fuel efficiency standards, new diesel engine designs will benefit from using a lower viscosity engine oil. FA-4 does...

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