[Report Abuse]
[Login to Blog] simonhopes's Blog
Everything You Wanted To Know About Base Oil Group

Take Me To Post Comment Form

Almost every lubricant that is used in varied plants these days mostly started off as base oil. It is the API or American Petroleum Institute that has categorized these base oils in five different categories. The initial three groups are basically refined from the petroleum crude oil. The fourth group comprises synthetic oils whereas Group V comprises the other base oils that are not included in rest other groups starting from I-IV. Prior to the additives are included in the mixture, the lubricating oils usually start off as one of these five groups. Are you keen to more about these five groups of lubricating oils in details? If yes, take a look at the points given below:

Group I
The base oils in Group I are mostly classified as below 90% saturates as well above 0.03% sulfur. These oils have viscosity index ranging from 80-120. The temperature of these oils ranges between 32-150 degrees F. The oils in this group are mostly solvent-refined, considered as the simpler refining procedure. Hence, they are considered as the cheapest oils in today’s market.

Group II
These base oils are above 90% saturates and below 0.03% sulfur with the viscosity index ranging from 80-120. The oils belonging to this group are usually manufactured by the process named hydrocracking, complex than the procedure used for the Group I oils. Hydrocarbon molecules of such oils are extremely saturated. The base oils belonging to Group II have great antioxidation properties. They also comprise clearer cost and color in comparison to the Group I oils.

Group III
These oils are higher than 90% saturates and less than 0.03% percent sulfur. The group III base oil has the viscosity index that is above 120. Such oils are even more refined than the oils that Group I and II comprises. These oils are hydrocracked severely in order to achieve the oils of purer base.

Group IV
The base oils that belong to this Group are poly alpha olefins. Such synthetic oils are usually made through the procedure known as synthesizing. These procedures have broader range of temperature and are ideal for usage in high heat as well as cold conditions.

Group V
Group V comprises other base oils like phosphate ester, silicone, polyester, poly-alkylene glycol etc. Such base oils are mostly mixed with some other base stocks in order to enhance the properties of the oil. Esters are the common base oils that belong to Group V and are used in varied lubricant formulations in order to enhance the properties of existing base oil.

Certain companies have come up these days that provide base oils belonging to all five groups as per the requirements of customers. If you’re looking forward to buy these oils of great quality at best rates, feel free to rely on a reputable company.


Latest Activity: May 19, 2017 at 3:47 AM


Bookmark and Share
Forward This Blog
Print Blog
More Blogs by simonhopes
Send simonhopes a Message
Report Abuse


Blog has been viewed (56) times.


Log In to post comments.

Previous blog entries by simonhopes
 
A Complete Wedding Guide: Wonderful Tips For Choos
May 23, 2017
When you are planning a wedding ceremony, there are so many things which you need to consider. First of all, you need to set your wedding date and hire a suitable wedding venue. Guests list needs to be prepared and invitations need to be sent. Caterers need to be hired ...
Read More »
 
How to get Skilled immigration visa for Australia
May 20, 2017
There are many people who are moving to Austria to get a better life style. Australia has welcomed many people. The immigrations to this country started from 1945 and from that time till now there are many families who have got best and comfortable life styles. This country is 6th ...
Read More »
 
Art school vs no Art school
May 15, 2017
Being an artist can be quite different from being a manager at bank or a technician at factory. The job comes from the creative part of the brain. People pay to see what you have created not what skills you can provide them with. The debate on whether to go ...
Read More »
 
A Top List of Benefits of Cycling in the Pyrenees
May 12, 2017
Cycling is an activity sport of riding your bike. The term can also be used as a competitive sport. However, a people can also take riding bike as their hobby. On the other hand, it offers a lot of physical benefits. Whenever it comes to benefits of riding bikes in ...
Read More »
 
Essential Requirements for both Mastering and Mixi
May 10, 2017
A great effect on mixing and mastering of the tracks can bring about lots of changes. These both techniques can transfer the sound from “OK” to “Amazing”. Here, in this article, we will go through the essential tricks for making the process of mastering and mixing wonderfully. You will get ...
Read More »
 
[View More Blogs...]





 
Powered by
Morris Technology