Types of Lubricants

Learning objectives

  • Describe the importance of base oil viscosity when selecting a grease
  • Discuss additives and explain how they impact grease selection
  • Recall organizations with common viscosity grading systems
  • Identify common types of oil lubrication methods

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the factors you must take into consideration when selecting a lubricant for a specific piece of equipment. In addition, you will be able to identify different viscosity grades and explain what each grade represents.

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