The Trend Of Users Choosing Lubricants
Viscosity: Users are more standardized when choosing lubricants, paying attention to the correct viscosity. Because viscosity is the most important property of lubricating oil, suitable viscosity is a prerequisite for good lubrication and anti-wear. In addition, it also affects the tolerance of energy consumption to pollutants. When choosing a viscosity, the user not only pays attention to the correct ISO viscosity grade, but also the viscosity index (VI). In the past, the phenomenon of lubricating with oil, casually estimating a viscosity or not paying attention to viscosity at all was gradually reduced.
In addition to the correct viscosity grade, users are concerned about other properties of the oil. In order to meet various requirements in the operation of the equipment, various additives are used in the current oil products, and the user starts to use the conditions of the equipment to find an oil that can satisfy the requirements as a whole. At present, the most common performance requirements are clean dispersibility (mainly engine oil), anti-foaming property, anti-emulsification (oil-water separation), rust and corrosion resistance, oxidation stability, viscosity temperature (viscosity index), good Lubricity, anti-wear, extreme pressure performance, long oil change intervals, energy saving, etc.
The use of synthetic oils is more rational: sales of synthetic oils are growing, as opposed to the rational use of synthetic oils by users. Although synthetic oil has some advantages, synthetic oil is not a cure for all-in-one oil. Some synthetic oils have special properties and are suitable for some specific occasions, but at the same time there are some disadvantages. The user's choice of synthetic oil is more rational. After the system has analyzed the conditions of use, the right oil can be selected to achieve accurate lubrication.
Environmentally friendly and energy-saving lubricants: In the past 10 years, the environmental protection and energy-saving performance of lubricants have received attention. Although initial development has been made, the development of environmentally-friendly and energy-saving lubricants is only the beginning. In terms of trends, users are beginning to pay attention to the energy conservation of oil products, and environmental protection is also a trend in the future.
Oil-based grease: For key equipment or important parts, use lubricating oil instead of grease. Although lubricating oils and greases have their own advantages and disadvantages, for many critical applications, oil is more preferred to lubricate.
No longer simply pursuing low-cost oil: users gradually realize that they can't save money on lubricants, in order to avoid equipment failures and maintenance costs, protect the long-term benefits of equipment, and improve the education level of equipment maintenance personnel. Users began to pay attention to the quality of the oil. The idea that buying oil is only cheap is outdated, and users are gradually realizing the importance of lubricating oil to equipment and production. The result of pursuing low-priced oil regardless of quality often makes users spend more money.