Types and Properties of Lubricants

  • W. S. Robertson


This chapter outlines the main types of lubricants and covers some of the more important lubricant properties and tests, finishing with engine tests. With each test description there is a note on any relevant additives or classification systems.


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© Esso Petroleum Company Limited and the Macmillan Press Limited 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. S. Robertson
    • 1
  1. 1.Esso Petroleum Company LtdUK

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