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Formulation of lubricating grease using Beeswax thickener

Nur Suhaila, Anang Japar and Mohd Aizudin, Abd Aziz and Mohd Najib, Razali (2018) Formulation of lubricating grease using Beeswax thickener. In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, International Conference on Innovative Technology, Engineering and Sciences 2018 (iCITES 2018), 1-2 March 2018 , Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) Pekan Campus Library, Malaysia. pp. 1-7., 342 (012007). ISSN 1757-8981 (Print), 1757-899X (Online)

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The issues on environmental pollution has brought the industries to seek the alternative green solutions for lubricating grease formulation. The significant challenges in producing modified grease are in which considering the chosen thickener as one of the environmental friendly material. The main purposes of the current research were to formulate lubricant grease using different types of base oils and to study the effect of thickener on the formulated lubricant grease. Used oil and motor oil were used as the base oils for the grease preparation. Beeswax and Damar were used as thickener and additive. The grease is tested based on its consistency, stability and oil bleeding. The prepared greases achieved grease consistency of grade 2 and 3 except for grease with unfiltered used oil. Grease formulated with used oil and synthetic oil tend to harden and loss its lubricating ability under high temperature compared to motor oil’ grease. Grease modification using environmental friendly thickener were successfully formulated but it is considered as a low temperature grease as the beeswax have low melting point of 62°C-65°C.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: lubricant, grease, Beeswax thickener
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Aizudin Abd Aziz
Date Deposited: 25 May 2018 06:19
Last Modified: 25 May 2018 06:19
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