Article - 20 Jul 2001
Bismuth is one of few metals that increase in volume upon solidification. It is the most diamagnetic of metals and has the second lowest thermal conductivity. Uses are catalysts, fire protection,...
Article - 13 Aug 2018
As conventional fuels run out, alternative fuels are being increasingly researched and analysed. This article discusses how these alternative fuels affect tribology.
Article - 5 Mar 2019
This article discusses air screw compressors and the rotary lip seals used within them.
Article - 9 Dec 2016
Tribological evaluation of the interaction between a piston ring and the cylinder liner is a key step toward understanding engine tribology.
Article - 26 Feb 2002
Threaded fasteners are galvanized in specialized galvanizing facilities that centrifuge the fasteners to remove excess zinc from the threads.
Article - 9 Jun 2016
It is a common saying that ‘oil and water don’t mix’, but this does not essentially apply in the case of lubrication oils. In lubrication oils, water can exist in a number of states, and if left...
Article - 14 Dec 2015
There is a general saying that oil and water do not mix together, but this adage does not apply when it comes to lubrication oils. In such oils, water can exist in different states, and if this is not...
Article - 28 Apr 2015
Poly(ethylene glycol), also known as PEG, is a nonionic surfactant which is extensively used in a wide range of applications such as drug delivery, lubrication, cosmetics, and antifouling surfaces.
Article - 16 Feb 2009
In an in-service oil analysis program, lubricating oil is used as a diagnostic medium because as it circulates through an oil-wetted system, it carries with it debris from wearing surfaces, as well as...
Article - 1 May 2008
Finishes for aluminium are designed to either preserve an existing surface or promote a new one which is visually or functionally more desirable. This article covers mechanical finishes, chemical...