Energy savings using synthetic lubricants

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 87, No. 984, 1994

K.A. Hildebrant and J.R. Norgate Imperial Oil, Products Division, Toronto, Ontario

Synthetic lubricants have for many years documented extended service life and provided superior performance in temperature extremes. Increasing interest in synthetics' ability to reduce energy costs has resulted in laboratory and industry application evaluations. These tests have documented savings in functions such as worm gear drives, spur gears and in compressors. Energy savings data are presented as well as payback calculations as low as thirty days.
Keywords: Tribology practices, Lubricants, Synthetic lubricants, Energy savings.