What You Should Know About Polyalphaolefinic Lubricants

These synthetic lubricants are made from synthetic oligomers and polyalphaolefinic acids. These lubricants have several benefits. Among them are low friction and sludge formation. This article aims to answer your questions about these lubricants. We will also go over their differences. Listed below are some of the most popular types of polyalphaolefins lubricants.

Synthetic lubricants:

The most commonly used synthetic base oil is polyalphaolefin, a type of petroleum oil with properties that mimic the best characteristics of mineral oils. The main drawbacks of mineral oil include poor low-temperature fluidity, oxidation stability, and sludge deposits. PAOs are used in many applications, including engine and gear oils, hydraulic and compressor/pump oils, and greases.

Synthetic oligomers:

The synthetic oligomers of polyalcohol-fine lubricants can be used in a variety of applications, from abrasives and greases to hydraulic fluids and other lubricants. Typically, a block of monomers connected head-to-tail is called an oligomer. A block of monomer units may also include carbon atoms bonded to the tail carbon. These lubricants can be formulated from petroleum or synthetic base stock as well as the alpha-olefin oligomer of the invention.

Low friction:

There are numerous advantages of low friction polyalphaolefin synthetic lubricants. They reduce friction much better than conventional mineral oils, and several studies have shown significant energy savings. These fluids are biodegradable and non-irritating to mammals. Moreover, they do not contain any toxic components. 

Low deposits:

The resurgence of Polyalphaolefin lubricants has been the subject of recent research in the industry. PAOs are relatively free of deposits and sludge formation and exhibit lower viscosities at elevated temperatures. Those properties are crucial to lubricants for rotating equipment as sludge can restrict oil flow and interfere with heat removal. The inherent high-temperature stability of PAOs can help extend the life of rotating equipment and reduce the need for frequent oil changes. Furthermore, PAOs exhibit high intrinsic viscosity at high temperatures, which reduces the need for viscosity modifiers and other additives with high molecular weight.

High viscosity:

The synthetic lubricant Durasyn(TM) High Vis PAO is superior lubricant chemistry that combines hydrolytic stability, a high viscosity index, and excellent compatibility with mineral oils. These lubricants are available to commercial lubricant formulators in three grades. In addition to their high viscosity properties, Hi Vis PAOs offer excellent low-temperature performance, excellent shear stability, and high shear strength.