A Review of Mineral and Synthetic Base Oils

By MolaKule Introduction: Conventional lubricants are formulated based on mineral oils derived from petroleum. Mineral oils contain many classes of chemical components including aromatics, paraffins, naphthenes, sulfur and nitrogen species, etc, and its composition is...

Used Oil Analysis

How your Blackstone sample is processed by David Newton Used Oil Analysis – we all talk about it, and many can understand the results, but few people have had the opportunity to actually see how the process works. Blackstone Laboratories is an oil analysis lab in Fort...

Friction Reducers and AW Additives

Oil Soluble Friction Reducers (FM’s) and Anti-Wear Additives (AW’s) (with an emphasis on Friction Modifiers) by MoleKule* Oil soluble friction modifiers – once called friction reducers – have been used many years by the lubricant industry. Many...

Used Oil Analysis: How to decide what is normal

Reviewing UOA Data Used oil analyses (UOAs) are tools.  And like most tools, they can either be properly used or misused, depending upon the application, the user, the surrounding conditions, etc.= There are already many good articles and publications in existence...

Valvoline Q&A

Valvoline question and answers. Find below a comprehensive Q&A about all things Valvoline Is the Nextgen maxlife better than regular Maxlife? (BrownBox88)   Valvoline formulates both MaxLife and NextGen MaxLife to meet the demands of higher mileage engines. Both...