Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Technology
This article describes the main advantages of using grease as a lubricant rather than oil. It discusses the formulation, lubricating mechanism, degradation, and characterization of grease. The article describes the parameters that determine lifetime of grease, including low-temperature limit, low-temperature performance limit, high-temperature performance limit, and high-temperature limit. The article concludes with information on the practical use of grease as a lubricant reservoir.
Rob Bosman, Grease, Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Technology, Vol 18, ASM Handbook, Edited By George E. Totten, ASM International, 2017, p 184–190, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v18.a0006381
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New Handbook: Volume 11B
Now available in the Digital Library! Volume 11B serves as a reference and guide to help engineers determine the causes of failure in plastic components and make corrective adjustments through design and manufacturing modifications.