Lubricant FAQs:

Q: Is lubricant a substance introduced to reduce friction between surfaces in mutual contact?

A: Yes, and which ultimately reduces the heat generated when the surfaces move.

Q: Are lubricants typically formulated with additives that form chemical bonds with surfaces?

A: Yes, or exclude moisture, to prevent corrosion and rust.

Q: Are lubricants typically used to separate moving parts in a system?

A: Yes.

Q: Are lubricants used for many other purposes?

A: Yes.

Q: Are lubricants released into the environment?

A: Yes.

Q: Were lubricants consumed worldwide?

A: Yes.

Q: Are lubricants much more effective on account of their high specific heat capacity?

A: Yes.

Q: Are lubricants descirbed by specifications?

A: Yes, and which is often supported by a logo, symbol or words that inform the consumer that the lubricant marketer has obtained independent verification of conformance to the specification.

Q: Is lubricant also a corrosion inhibitor?

A: Yes, and protecting against rust, salts, and acids.

Q: Are lubricants based on one type of base oil?

A: Yes, and mixtures of the base oils also are used to meet performance requirements.

Q: Is lubricant claimed to cope with specific operational environment needs?

A: Yes.

Q: Is lubricant constantly circulated to and from a cooler part of the system?

A: Yes, although lubricants may be used to warm as well as to cool when a regulated temperature is required.

Q: Are lubricants known?

A: Yes, and liquid and solid lubricants dominate the market, especially the former.

Q: Are lubricants generally composed of a majority of base oil plus a variety of additives to impart desirable characteristics?

A: Yes.

Q: Are lubricants non-toxic making them the environmental alternative which is safe for both users and the environment?

A: Yes.

Q: Is lubricant said to be environmentally friendly?

A: Yes.

Q: Are lubricants able to operate?

A: Yes.