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Lubricants and Lubrication, 2 Volume Set, 3rd Edition

Theo Mang (Editor), Wilfried Dresel (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-64557-2
1100 pages
February 2017
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Praise for the previous edition:

“Contains something for everyone involved in lubricant technology” — Chemistry & Industry

This completely revised third edition incorporates the latest data available and reflects the knowledge of one of the largest companies active in the business. The authors take into account the interdisciplinary character of the field, considering aspects of engineering, materials science, chemistry, health and safety. The result is a volume providing chemists and engineers with a clear interdisciplinary introduction and guide to all major lubricant applications, focusing not only on the various products but also on specific application engineering criteria.

  • A classic reference work, completely revised and updated (approximately 35% new material) focusing on sustainability and the latest developments, technologies and processes of this multi billion dollar business
  • Provides chemists and engineers with a clear interdisciplinary introduction and guide to all major lubricant applications, looking not only at the various products but also at specific application engineering criteria
  • All chapters are updated in terms of environmental and operational safety. New guidelines, such as REACH, recycling alternatives and biodegradable base oils are introduced
  • Discusses the integration of micro- and nano-tribology and lubrication systems
  • Reflects the knowledge of Fuchs Petrolub SE, one of the largest companies active in the lubrication business
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Table of Contents

Lubricants and Their Market
Lubricants in the Tribological System
Rheology of Lubricants
Base Oils
Synthetic Base Oils
Lubricants in the Environment
Disposal of Used Lubricating Oils
Lubricants for Internal Combustion Engines
Requirements of Gear Lubrication Oils
Gear Lubrication Oils for Motor Vehicles
Gear Lubricants for Industrial Gears
Hydraulic Oils
Compressor Oils
Turbine Oils
Metalworking Fluids
Forming Lubricants
Lubricant Greases
Solid Lubrication
Laboratory Methods for Testing Lubricants
Mechanical-Dynamic Test Methods for Lubricant
Lubrication Systems
Removal of Lubricants- Industrial Cleaners

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Author Information

Theo Mang recently retired from his long term position at Fuchs, Germany, and is still active in the field. He obtained his diploma for mining engineering and his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Clausthal, Germany. In 1967 he joined Fuchs in Mannheim, Germany, becoming head of the technical department in 1980 and a member of the Executive Board of the global Fuchs Group from 1983 until 2001. Professor Mang is recipient of the Georg Vogelpohl Medal, highest award of the German Society of Tribology. Furthermore, he authored more than 80 scientific publications on the topic of lubrication. In 2013, he was honored with the Federal Cross of Merit by the German Federal President Joachim Gauck for the successful research and development, his cultural activities and generally for his lifework.

Wilfried Dresel is responsible for the development of lubricating greases at Fuchs, Germany. He received his diploma in chemistry 1972 at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and was awarded his doctorate 1976 in carbosilane chemistry. His industrial career began 1977 in the field of preparative organic and pharmaceutical chemistry. From 1979 to 1983 he worked for a small company on lubricants for fine mechanical instruments and then went on to join Fuchs. Professor Dresel has authored 35 scientific papers and a number of contributions to books.
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New to This Edition

- update on lubricants and their market in 2005

- new chapter on nanotribology

- new synthetic base oils

- environmental legislation update

- new environmentally friendly lubricants

- new engine oil classifications: ACEA 2002 and 2004, BMW, DAF, Deutz, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, MTU, Opel/Saab/GM, Scania, Volkswagen,Volvo,

- update of automotive and industrial gear oil specifications

- new lubricants for air compressors

- new developments in solid lubrication
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"contains something for everyone involved in lubricant technology" Chemistry & Industry

"Overall, there is a wealth of information in this volume, which will undoubtedly be a valuable addition to the bookshelves of anyone working in this area." Chemistry & Industry
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