Home > Resources > Articles & Research > Rust & Corrosion Inhibition of industrial Lubricants
Rust & Corrosion Inhibition of industrial Lubricants

October 05, 2009
Robert Baker
Tribology & Lubricants Fundamentals Column, TLT

Lubricating oils, greases, functional fluids and metalworking specialties are formulated with base fluids and additives, both of which contribute significantly to the properties and performance.  Rust & corrosion inhibitors are an important category of additives.  Corrosion, particularly that of iron and its alloys (“rust”), not only degrades machinery itself but also generates particulates that cause abrasive wear.  This presentation reviews the mechanisms of corrosion and corrosion protection, the summaries and significance of bench tests, and the chemistries employed as inhibitors. Typical test results demonstrate the benefits of effective formulating in lubricants and in first-intention rust preventives.



Robert Baker
King Industries, Inc.
Science Road
Norwalk, CT 06852-0588

Willing to travel: Nationally
Notice Required: 3-6 Months

©2008 STLE All rights reserved.