Welcome to the eightieth edition of our newsletter. OilChat was introduced way back in October 2015 in response to requests and suggestions from our customers, distributors and our own sales team. The objective was a regular publication to share topical information about the oil industry, and lubrication in particular.
The topic of the inaugural issue of OilChat was Lubricating Base Oil since it is the foundation of most lubricants. The following editions of the newsletter focused on various basic subjects, such as viscosity, lubricant additives, oil formulations and lubricant specifications, to furnish our OilChat readers with a sound knowledge of the basics of lubrication. Thereafter lubricant applications were the key discussion subjects, with The Journey of Oil in the Engine one of the most popular topics.
More recently we have been writing about a broad range of lubrication related issues based on what is happening in the oil industry, new developments and topics of importance to everyone with interest in lubrication. Last, but certainly not least, some of the articles were based on questions and suggestions from you, our readers.
All previous editions of OilChat are still available on our website and are a useful encyclopedia of information on many aspects of lubrication and the oil industry. In fact, if you are au fait with the contents of all the newsletters you will be very much on par with delegates that have attended one of our Basic Lubrication Courses. To access our newsletters simply go to www.q8oils.co.za and click on the tab OilChats at the top of the homepage.
The newsletters are listed in numerical order but considering the number of OilChats that were issued since October 2015, it may be quite time consuming to find a bulletin dealing with a specific topic. To simplify your search we attach an index of all the OilChat topics we have published to date. In conclusion we wish to thank all OilChat followers for the loyal support of our forum. We want this newsletter to be of continued interest and value to you, so please share your feedback and suggestions with us to help us to improve your OilChat experience. Please mail any recommendations or questions that you may have to email@example.com or phone us at 011 462 1829.
INDEX OF OILCHAT TOPICS
|1||Lubricant Base Oil||28||Automatic Transmission Fluid||55||Covid-19 and the Oil Industry|
|2||Viscosity and Viscosity Index||29||Borderline Pumping Temperature||56||AW vs EP additives Pt 1|
|3||SAE Engine Oil Viscosity Grades||30||Hydraulic Oil Selection||57||AW vs EP additives Pt 2|
|4||SAE Gear Oil Viscosity Grades||31||New Q8 Diesel Engine Oil||58||Chainsaw Lubrication|
|5||Industrial Oil Viscosity Grades||32||Total Base Number||59||Heat Transfer Oil|
|6||Industrial Gear Oil Classification||33||Cylinder Bore Polishing||60||Multigrade vs Monograde Oil|
|7||Engine Oil Composition||34||Cylinder Bore Glazing||61||Bicycle Service Products|
|8||API Petrol Engine Oils||35||Viscosity Index Improvers||62||API GL-6 Gear Oil|
|9||API Diesel Engine Oils||36||Detergent Dispersant Additives||63||UTTO vs TO-4 Fluid|
|10||Q8Oils Antwerp Blending Plant||37||Metal Working Fluid||64||All About AdBlue|
|11||ACEA Engine Oil Sequences Pt 1||38||Metal Working Fluid Management||65||Rock Drill Lubricants|
|12||ACEA Engine Oil Sequences Pt 2||39||Slideway Lubricants||66||To Flush or Not to Flush|
|13||API Gear Oil Classifications||40||Limited Slip Diff Lubrication||67||Contamination Destroys Hydraulics|
|14||Automotive Gear Oil Applications||41||Fuel Economy vs Engine Wear||68||Grease Intervals and Amounts|
|15||Lubricating Grease Pt 1||42||HTHS Viscosity||69||Overfilling Engine Oil|
|16||Lubricating Grease Pt 2||43||Lubricant Storage Life||70||Engine Oil Level Rising|
|17||Universal Tractor Lubricants||44||Two-Stroke Engine Lubrication Pt 1||71||Diptstick Oil Analysis|
|18||Flash Point||45||Two-Stroke Engine Lubrication Pt 2||72||Blotter Spot Engine Oil Test|
|19||ACEA Oil Sequences 2016||46||Two-Stroke Engine Lubrication Pt 3||73||Crackle Test for Water in Oil|
|20||Compressor Lubrication Pt 1||47||Soot in Engie Oil||74||Cavitation|
|21||Compressor Lubrication Pt 2||48||Engine Oil Deterioration||75||Gear Wear Pattern Analysis|
|22||Lubrication Regimes||49||Lubricant Aeration and Foaming||76||Oil Filter Analysis|
|23||Pour Point of Lubricating Oil||50||Base Oil Classification||77||Machine Health Checks|
|24||Grease Oil Separation||51||Chain Lubrication||78||The Danger of Water in Oil|
|25||Antifreeze Engine Coolant||52||Air Tool Lubrication||79||Extended Engine Oil Drain Intervals|
|26||The Journey of Oil in the Engine||53||History of Lubrication Pt 1||80||Index of Topics|
|27||Brake Fluid||54||History of Lubrication Pt 2|