Metalter Oils Last 5 Times Longer
All Metalter oils last up to 5 times longer by controlling :
a) Oxidation b) Thermal degradation c) Shearing d) Contamination
1) Metalter slows down oil oxidation and termal degradation
Oil oxidation is a chemical reaction between molecules of oxygen and hydrocarbons in which temperature, water or metal contaminates act as catalysts. Without these catalysts, the oxidation process is much slower, and the oil can last 5-6 times longer. Temperature is the most powerful catalyst in the oxidation process, with the rate of oxidation doubling for every 10 degrees Celsius temperature rise. Surface roughness combined with oil contaminates can result in high friction zones between machine parts, where the temperature can spike as high as 300 degrees Celsius. Such high temperatures will certainly speed up the oxidation process and result in increased varnish and sludge forming through oil burning
Surface roughness (Fig a and b) contributes significantly to system performance degradation and oil contamination. At the micro areas of contact between metal surface of the rubbing parts, temperatures can reach 300-500 degrees Celsius (Fig a and b). These high temperatures accelerate the oxidation process and contribute to increased oil burning. By leveling the surfaces (Fig c), the hot spots are eliminated, significantly reducing oxidation and the formation of sludge of varnish.
a b c
Metalter interacts with the surface of the metal in a process that we call NMLT. This creates a polycrystalline surface structure that removes any surface roughness and creates a nonmetallic layer with increased hardness, flexibility and chemical resistance properties.
With less friction and greater resistance to contaminates there is significantly less heat and as a result oxidation is reduced.