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The animal and vegetable oils, fats, and waxes provide vital raw materials for a large number of industries. Soap, paint, foodstuffs, textiles, leather, and linoleum are but a few of the diversity of products which employ one or more of this large class of natural bodies.
Previous articles in this series have dealt with the runningin of engines by Vauxhall Motors Ltd., and by The Daimler Co. Ltd. We shall include several other British motor manufacturers in this series, but in this article we describe the procedure adopted by DaimlerBenz A.G. and other German...
SOME details of practical tests with synthetic lubricating oils, developed during war time in Germany, have recently been published, and the following is an abstract from an article by H. Klbel and A. Meusel, entitled Ueber die praktische Erprobung synthetischer Schmierle, published in a recent...
A new range of Shell Motor Oils, known as X100, was introduced last month. This range replaced the current grades and the changeover at garages in the British Isles was the biggest physical operation carried out by Shell since the end of the war.
It is frequently essential to secure supplies of oilfree compressed gases and the normal type of compressor, with piston lubrication, cannot be employed. Oilfree compressors may also have to be used where there is danger of explosions due to lubricating oil mist, and still another instance where...
In a talk to the Bradford Engineering Society at the Bradford Technical College recently, Mr. F. N. McLaren Industrial Sales Dept., Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd. referred to the increased interest being taken in lubrication by industrya change of attitude long overdue, he said. Mr. McLaren said that...
A NEW showroom has recently been equipped with the products made by Exactor Limited, at 108 Park Street, London, W.1. One section is devoted to the Trabon system of centralized lubrication and provides probably the best method of demonstrating this system at work that we have seen. Customers and...
A DETERMINATION of the absolute viscosity of water at 20C with greater accuracy than ever before realized has recently been completed by J. F. Swindells of the National Bureau of Standards, U.S.A. The new value is 0.01002 poise dyneseconds per square cm as compared with 0.01005 poise which has...
In his paper before the Diesel Engine Users Association on March 20th last, Mr. A. K. Bruce, M.I.Mech.E., Mem.A.S.M.E., had much to say concerning lubrication, in addition, of course, to dealing with many points of diesel engine construction, design, and maintenance. Crosshead Piston Engines.
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