the state of lubrication when conditions exist that do not permit the formation of a lubricant film capable of completely separating the moving parts. Under these conditions, additives are used to increase oil film strength or coat metal surfaces with a sacrificial ‘anti-wear’ film. Anti-wear additives are commonly used in more severe boundary lubrication applications. The more severe cases of boundary lubrication are defined as extreme pressure conditions; they are managed with lubricants containing EP additives that prevent sliding surfaces from fusing together at high local temperatures and pressures.
Dive straight into the feedback!Login below and you can start commenting using your own user instantly