MANUAL Published: 08 November 2019

Chapter 40 | Oxidation of Lubricants and Fuels


Oxidation stability plays a critical role in the performance and durability of lubricants and fuels. The mechanism of oxidation and methods to control oxidation are reviewed. The key additives used to control oxidation are alkylated diphenylamines, hindered phenolics, sulfurized compounds, zinc dialkyl dithiophosphates, as well as metal deactivators. The techniques used to measure oxidation and degradation include those that mimic the environment that engine oils, industrial oils, and fuels experience in-service.

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Shah, Rajesh
Koehler Instrument Company, Inc., Holtsville, NY, US
Rizvi, Syed
Chemistry Applications Specialists International, LLC, Painesville, OH, US
Migdal, Cyril
LANXESS Solutions US Inc., Naugatuck, CT, US
DiNicola, Kevin
LANXESS Solutions US Inc., Naugatuck, CT, US
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Developed by Committee: D02
Pages: 1363–1403
DOI: 10.1520/MNL3720160033
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-7090-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7089-6