Plant Engineering most-viewed lubrication articles in 2024

Read the best articles about additives, open gear lubricants, machine bearing lubricants and more.

By Tyler Wall June 28, 2024
Courtesy of Andy Dingley (scanner) - Scan from The Autocar (thirteenth edition, circa 1935), Autocar Handbook, London: Iliffe & Sons, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

Plant Engineering’s top 5 articles online about lubrication posted over the last year covered additives, open gear lubricants, machine bearing lubricants and more.

1. Additives and engine oil lubrication

Engine oils contain a complex blend of additives to minimize emission and aid efficiency.

2. Open gear lubricants’ slow, steady evolution

How do you lubricate a 120-ton gear the height of a four-story building that sits outdoors or in a dusty plant environment, while meeting safety, environmental and operating cost constraints?

3. Characteristics and test properties of rotating electrical machine bearing lubricants

Key considerations with greases and oils include their suitability for an application. Knowledge of lubricant characteristics and test properties helps ensure the correct selection for rotating electrical machine bearings.

4. Chain lubrication considerations for extreme conditions

Chain lubrication is useful for extreme applications for equipment or situations that are dangerous for humans to enter while in production and where speed, flexibility and friction reduction is needed.

5. Crude oil to base stocks to base oils to lubricating oils

The refining process has improved throughout the history of crude oil use, with base stock quality continuing to benefit from new technology.

Author Bio: Tyler Wall is an associate editor for CFE Media and Technology