Larsen, Robert G. Shell Development Company, Emeryville, California.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Petroleum lubricants
- Multigrade oils
- Additives for lubricating oils
- Boundary lubricants
- Synthetic oils
- Solid lubricants
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A gas, liquid, or solid used to prevent contact of parts in relative motion, and thereby reduce friction and wear. In many machines, cooling by the lubricant is equally important. The lubricant may also be called upon to prevent rusting and the deposition of solids on close-fitting parts.
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