ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (NABL) Certification for Lubricants
Lubricants have a critical role in our daily lives in industrial as well as the domestic front. Almost every machine we use, must need some kind of lubricant to operate. A lubricant is a greasy or oily substance that is introduced between two moving surfaces to reduce the friction induced between them during the movement so that the movement could be smooth and free. When two surfaces in mutual contact move without the presence of a lubricant, then the movement produces heat which causes deterioration of the surfaces. With the introduction of a lubricant, the heat is reduced which makes the surfaces to last longer. This property of lubricants is called lubricity.
Types of Lubricants
The lubricants are mainly composed of base oil along with some additives to impart special qualities to the lubricant. Some of different types of lubricants are as follows.
The mineral oils are basically the base oil derived from the petroleum or crude oil and is used as a lubricant in industrial and automotive applications. There are further three groups to classify the mineral oils that are based on the percentage of eth saturate and the sulphur content in it.
The oils that are derived from petroleum using the synthetic hydrocarbons are called synthetic oils. These include Polyalpha-olefin, Synthetic esters, Polyalkalyne glycols, Phosphate ethers, Alkylated Naphthalenes, Silicate Esters, Ionic Fluids and so forth.
The solid lubricants are also called dry lubricants are also classified in further several types. The PTFE or Polytetrafluoroethylene is a coating layer that is heat resistant and applied on the cooking utensils to provide no sticky surface. As it can perform on extreme temperatures and pressures, they are also used as additives in some special purpose greases. Inorganic solids such as boron nitride, molybdenum disulphide can retain their lubricity at even very high temperatures. Metal alloys such as lead, tin zinc are used as sliding bearing and their powder is used for lubrication of sliding parts and surfaces.
The aqueous lubrication is desired in many technological applications. Hydrated polymer brush can be used as lubricant by using the continuous exchange of free water molecules and keeping the brush-brush interface separated yet maintaining a high fluidity.
Biolubricants are mainly the lubricants that are derived from vegetables and other renewable resources. These are mainly the triglycerides or the fluids obtained from the plants and animals. These fats are then combined with synthetic esters to produce high quality lubricants.
As the role of the lubricants is to protect the surface on which they are applied and ensure smooth movement of the surface, this is essential that the lubricants are produced with high quality and satisfy the requirement criteria for efficiency. For this the manufacturers need to test the products for quality in a lab that are has all the necessary certification for quality such as NABL accreditation, ISO 17025: 2017 so that it could be ensured that the test results are accurate and hence best quality of the products could be ensured.
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