Oil Analyst Priority Group 1 

Base Oils - Intermediate

Base Oils (Mineral & Synthetic) are the base fluid in which additives are blended to produce a finished lubricant.  The base fluid may be a refined petroleum fraction, synthetic or blend.

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Handbook of Hydraulic Fluid Technology- 2nd Edition
Chapter 8- Biodegradable Hydraulic Fluids
Chapter 13- Petroleum Oil Hydraulic Fluids
Chapter 14- Emulsions
Chapter 15- Water Glycol Hydraulic Fluids
Chapter 17- Polyol Ester Fluids
Chapter 19- Phosphate Ester Hydraulic Fluids
Chapter 20- Polyalphaolefins and Other Synthetic Hydrocarbon Fluids

Lubrication and Maintenance of Industrial Machinery
Chapter 3- Lubricant Properties and Test Methods

Practical Lubrication for Industrial Facilities
Chapter 7- Synthetic Fluids
Chapter 9- Lubricating Greases

The Lubrication Engineers Manual – Fourth Edition
Chapter 7- Gears and Their Lubrication