Gulf lubricant generally possesses the following characteristics like high boiling point and low freezing point (in order to stay liquid within a wide range of temperature). High viscosity index is well known characteristics of lubricant. Viscosity index-VI is an arbitrary measure for the change of viscosity with variations in temperature. Lower the VI, the greater the change of viscosity of the oil with temperature and vice versa. It is used to characterize viscosity changes with relation to temperature in lubricating oil.
High thermal stability and hydraulic stability is very much essential for the better function of the lubricant. Demulsibility is the ability to release water. This is important when the equipment is operating in humid climates or in a plant atmosphere that is wet or humid. Paper mills, steel mills and food-processing operations have significant exposure to water-based process fluids. High resistance to oxidation is another important parameter of lubricant. Oxidation stability is a chemical reaction that occurs with a combination of the lubricating oil and oxygen. The rate of oxidation is accelerated by high temperatures, water, acids and catalysts such as copper. The rate of oxidation increases with time. The service life of a lubricant is also reduced with increases in temperature. Oxidation will lead to an increase in the oil’s viscosity and deposits of varnish and sludge.
Corrosion may cause considerable damage to your machines and installations which are often exposed to friction and wear. Our specialty lubricants lubricate your components and protect them reliably against corrosion.
There are wide ranges of the products of engine oil, gear and transmission oil, grease and special products certified by the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) and API (American Petroleum Institute).