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Grease and its application on electrical equipment: a review

Nur Suhaila, Anang Japar and Mohd Aizudin, Abd Aziz and Mohd Najib, Razali and Nurul Waheeda, Abdu Rahman (2018) Grease and its application on electrical equipment: a review. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7 (3.26). pp. 23-29. ISSN 2227-524X

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Abstract

Grease hardening and dry-out have been part of the major challenges in grease usage in electrical industry. The findings obtained over the years related to the study of synthetic, specialty, and new grease have found that the usage of these greases are costly; hence, it is very necessary to find an alternative method to reduce the cost as much as possible. Increasing petroleum demands, depletion of petroleum reserves, and the environmental awareness have influenced a huge interest in the use of waste oil as the alternative of base oil for grease formulation. The waste oils are considered as a promising candidate due the fact that the re-refining process of base oil is relatively cheap with high yield and the recovery of good quality oil. Optimum grease formulation is necessary in solving the aforementioned issues as well as overcoming complication specifically in the electrical industry where these greases are mainly utilized.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electrical equipment; Grease application; Grease formulation; Lubricating grease; Waste oil
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Aizudin Abd Aziz
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2018 04:40
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2018 04:40
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/22133
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