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Autoxidation of Mineral Oils and Lubricating Value

Nature volume 134, page 188 (04 August 1934) | Download Citation



AT a meeting of the Institution of Petroleum Technologists on January 9, Mr. R. O. King demonstrated the present point of view regarding blending of mineral oils. As a rule, mineral oils are blended for use under conditions where a complete fluid film is to be maintained. Thus separation of the lubricated surfaces, friction, and the prevention of wear are dependent upon certain physical factors, for example, viscosity of the oil, relative motion of the surfaces and mechanical design.

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