How liquid tungsten oil additives work

How nano additives work…

Nanotech Industrial Solutions’ NanoLub® IF-WS2 Nano-Formulated product family available through Techenomics is the first successful commercial implementation of inorganic, multi-layered fullerene-like nanoparticles in Extreme Pressure (EP) lubricants, based on patented and award-winning technology.

NanoLub additives act like ball-bearings between metal surfaces and exfoliate to repair micro-cracking and spalling in contact situations. They form a micro layer on metals to protect the working surfaces and prevent them from touching.

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The shape of the liquid tungsten oil additive nano particles allows them to roll between the metal surfaces of engines, components and hydraulic equipment, reducing friction by up to 30%. Addition of NanoLub nano oil additives to oil and grease improves the lubricating ability. The resultant lower wear leads to longer component life and lower operating temperatures allowing for greater productivity while lower contaminants extend oil life. These qualities reduce overall operating costs.

The WS2 additives have vastly superior lubrication properties compared with molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) additives which are commonly used in oils. WS2 is one of the most lubricous materials known to science and has a coefficient of friction of just 0.03. Its dry lubricity is unmatched by any other substance.

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WS2 offers excellent lubrication under extreme conditions of load and temperature, and has been proven to be effective from minus 273 degrees Centigrade up to 650 degrees. It offers excellent thermal stability and oxidation resistance at higher temperatures.

Liquid tungsten oil additives complement the services of Techenomics

Techenomics is constantly seeking new ways to provide customers with total fluid management solutions, including partnering with complementary technology providers. Techenomics monitors technology developed and provided by other companies which can help clients reduce costs related to fuel and oil consumption and this resulted in Techenomics distributing state-of-the-art NanoLub® IF-WS2 Nano-Formulated products in Australia, Oceania, South East Asia and Northern Asia.

The NanoLub technology has been developed by NIS and works with a wide range of oil and fluids in a variety of environments and in various operations. NIS Corporation’s NanoMaterials Ltd VP Sales and Marketing Itsik Havakuk says, “Techenomics customers, among them transport operators, mining contractors, OEMs, vehicle manufacturers, mining equipment, fuel and services companies as well as manufacturing facilities, can now benefit from the enhanced machinery performance and reduced operation costs, made possible by our products.”

Techenomics’ CEO Chris Adsett says the WS2 technology sits well with our fluid management and condition monitoring services. “Our oil analysis, fuel analysis, coolant analysis, and lubrication and filtration solutions are designed to predict maintenance issues in engines and hydraulic equipment before they result in costly repairs or even failure while the NanoLub products improve the lubrication properties of oil and reduce component wear resulting in lower operating temperatures and longer lasting, more effective oil.”

See also – Benefits of WS2 nano oil additives

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