Chemistry and Technology of Lubricants

  • R. M. Mortier
  • S. T. Orszulik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. R. J. Prince
    Pages 1-33
  3. M. Brown, J. D. Fotheringham, T. J. Hoyes, R. M. Mortier, S. T. Orszulik, S. J. Randles et al.
    Pages 34-74
  4. C. C. Colyer, W. C. Gergel
    Pages 75-97
  5. R. L. Stambaugh
    Pages 144-180
  6. J. Crawford, A. Psaila, S. T. Orszulik
    Pages 181-202
  7. A. J. Mills, C. M. Lindsay, D. J. Atkinson
    Pages 203-227
  8. C. Kajdas
    Pages 228-263
  9. A. R. Lansdown
    Pages 264-286
  10. B. H. Carter
    Pages 287-305
  11. G. Gow
    Pages 306-319
  12. C. I. Betton
    Pages 349-370
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 371-378

About this book


The use of lubricants began in ancient times and has developed into a major international business through the need to lubricate machines of increasing complexity. The impetus for lubricant development has arisen from need, so lubricating practice has preceded an understanding of the scientific principles. This is not surprising as the scientific basis of the technology is, by nature, highly complex and interdisciplinary. However, we believe that the understanding of lubricant phenomena will continue to be developed at a molecular level to meet future challenges. These challenges will include the control of emissions from internal combustion engines, the reduction of friction and wear in and continuing improvements to lubricant performance and machinery, life-time. More recently, there has been an increased understanding of the chemical aspects of lubrication, which has complemented the knowledge and understanding gained through studies dealing with physics and engineering. This book aims to bring together this chemical information and present it in a practical way. It is written by chemists who are authorities in the various specialisations within the lubricating industry, and is intended to be of interest to chemists who may already be working in the lubricating industry or in academia, and who are seeking a chemist's view of lubrication. It will also be of benefit to engineers and technologists familiar with the industry who require a more fundamental understanding of lubricants.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. M. Mortier
    • 1
  • S. T. Orszulik
    • 2
  1. 1.Castrol International Technology CentrePangbourne, ReadingUK
  2. 2.Autotype International LimitedWantage, OxfordshireUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-1023-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1021-3
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