WHY USE SYNTHETIC OIL
Synthetic Base Oils are produced via a chemical process and are so refined and uniform in structure that they are able to offer many benefits, mainly:
Reduced Fuel/Energy Costs
Reduced Maintenance Costs
Greatly Extended Lubricant Life
Extended Equipment Life
Synthetic Oils are able to achieve these advantages due to following:
High VI (Viscosity Index)
Resistant to Oxidation and Breakdown
Have a wide operating temperature window
Flows Easily at Low Temperatures
Revolution Synthetic Oil has taken the performance advantages of synthetic oil even further by incorporating proprietary additive technology, which further improves the performance of our oils far beyond what other mineral and synthetic oil can achieve.
MORE REASONS TO USE SYNTHETIC OIL IN INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS
1. High temperature stability:
In industrial processes, equipment and machinery often operate at elevated temperatures. Synthetic oils are engineered to have a more consistent molecular structure, making them better able to withstand extreme heat without breaking down or evaporating. This high-temperature stability ensures that the oil can continue to provide effective lubrication, preventing metal-to-metal contact and reducing friction, which can lead to equipment damage or failure.
2. Resistance to oxidation and thermal degradation:
Oxidation is a chemical reaction that occurs when oil comes into contact with oxygen, leading to the formation of harmful by-products. Synthetic oils have lower impurities and a more stable composition, which makes them more resistant to oxidation. They are less likely to form sludge or varnish, even after prolonged use, ensuring the oil remains effective in protecting equipment and maintaining system cleanliness.
3. Extended oil change intervals:
In industrial settings, shutting down equipment for routine maintenance can be costly due to lost production time. Synthetic oils' ability to maintain their properties over extended periods allows for longer intervals between oil changes. This can reduce downtime and save on maintenance costs while still ensuring proper lubrication and protection for the machinery.
4. Enhanced equipment protection:
The superior lubricating properties of synthetic oils create a protective barrier between moving parts, reducing friction, and minimizing wear. This results in less mechanical stress on the equipment, leading to increased reliability and longer operational life.
5. Cold weather performance:
Some industrial applications operate in cold environments, which can pose challenges for conventional mineral oils that may become thicker and less fluid in low temperatures. Synthetic oils, with their improved low-temperature fluidity, ensure that machinery and equipment receive adequate lubrication even during cold starts, reducing the risk of wear and damage in these conditions.
6. Reduced maintenance costs:
Synthetic oils' ability to extend equipment life and reduce wear on critical components can lead to lower maintenance costs over time. This is especially significant for expensive industrial machinery, where preventive maintenance and part replacements can be costly.
7. Energy efficiency:
By reducing friction and internal drag within machinery, synthetic oils can contribute to increased energy efficiency. In industrial processes that rely heavily on energy consumption, such as large pumps, compressors, or industrial gearboxes, the use of synthetic oils can lead to energy savings and lower operating costs.
8. Compatibility with various materials:
Some industrial processes involve contact with sensitive materials or components, such as seals, gaskets, or other elastomers. Synthetic oils are formulated to be compatible with a broader range of materials, reducing the risk of material degradation or failure that might occur with certain conventional oils.
9. Resistance to sludge and deposits:
Synthetic oils' cleaner composition and reduced impurities make them less prone to forming sludge and deposits in the machinery. This helps keep the system cleaner and operating efficiently, minimizing the risk of clogs, blockages, and reduced performance.
10. Specialized formulations:
Manufacturers can create specialized synthetic oil formulations with specific additives to meet the requirements of various industrial applications. For instance, extreme pressure (EP) additives can enhance the oil's ability to protect heavily loaded machinery, while anti-wear additives can be tailored for high-precision equipment to minimize wear in critical components.
Overall, the benefits of synthetic oils in industrial applications provide a compelling case for their use, offering enhanced performance, extended equipment life, and cost savings compared to conventional mineral oils. However, it's essential to consider the specific needs and operating conditions of each industrial process to choose the most appropriate synthetic oil for optimal results.