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Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Technology

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Polyalphaolefin Lubricant Applications

Ken Hope
Ken Hope
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
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207 - 212
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November 21, 2017


This article presents a brief discussion on the main applications for low- and high-viscosity polyalphaolefins (PAOs) and highlights key areas of interest and shows why PAOs are used in these applications. It discusses the physical properties of passenger car motor oils (PCMOs) based on or containing PAOs. The properties include Noack volatility and pour point. The article also discusses the properties and applications of heavy-duty engine oil (HDEO), industrial lubricants, food-grade lubricants, greases, transportation gear oils, compressor oils, hydraulic fluids, and transmission fluids.

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Ken Hope, 2017. "Polyalphaolefin Lubricant Applications", Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Technology, George E. Totten

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