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The importance of DGA test in transformer condition

The importance of DGA test in transformer condition

Many factors, such as global economic developments and the climate crisis, have had a significant impact on energy generation costs. This situation gives us serious responsibility regarding energy conservation and sustainability. Therefore, I ...

8.01.2023 11:30:00
Umut Arslan    
Sustainable lubricants and recycled base oil

Sustainable lubricants and recycled base oil

The independent Union of the European Lubricants Industry (UEIL), whose activities and online events I closely follow, continues to guide its members toward sustainability. Aiming to contribute to the European Green Deal’s goal of becoming ...

27.10.2022 12:30:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
The hidden hazard in transformers: PCB

The hidden hazard in transformers: PCB

PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls) are an organochlorine class of synthetic oil-like compounds. They were described in the technical literature for the first time in 1881, and commercial manufacture began in the late 1920s. They were commonly utilized ...

22.08.2022 10:30:00
Umut Arslan    
Our planet and the year 2022

Our planet and the year 2022

Lubricants, which are essential for our industry and vehicles, should have the least possible negative impact on biodiversity loss, pollution, and climate change throughout their life cycle, from source to end use. Lubricant manufacture and ...

15.08.2022 11:00:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
Planet Friendly

Planet Friendly

By processing hydrocarbons in coal, oil, natural gas, plant and animal resources and their waste, the chemical industry supplies chemicals, fuels, materials, lubricating oils and intermediate products to other sectors, which comprise thousands of ...

17.06.2022 11:50:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
The lifeline of the maritime sector: marine oil analysis

The lifeline of the maritime sector: marine oil analysis

The oil analysis, which we may call an oil blood test, is defined and evaluated according to the environmental conditions and the level of criticalityof the equipment. The analysis of marine oils is considered in the class of critical and severe ...

12.06.2022 14:00:00
Umut Arslan    
Importance of oil analysis in transformers

Importance of oil analysis in transformers

We witness that significant increase in global energy costs make companies increase their investments in predictive maintenance in order to achieve their sustainability goals. I am happy to see that technologies such as lubricant analysis, ...

1.03.2022 15:27:00
Umut Arslan    
Selecting the right oil for hydraulic systems

Selecting the right oil for hydraulic systems

The science of hydraulics is based on the use of a pressurized fluid to transmit force (Pascal's Principle). This fluid can be gas, water, oil or any other fluid. With the help of this fluid, it helps to perform tasks such as molding, rotation, ...

31.12.2021 13:01:00
Umut Arslan    
The energy of COP26

The energy of COP26

26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP), COP26 was held from October 31 to November 12, 2021 in Glasgow. Thousands of delegates came together with the motto Together for Our Planet. ...

31.12.2021 12:55:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
How to measure and control lubricant contamination

How to measure and control lubricant contamination

Lubricant forms a thin film between metal surfaces, and with its additive formulation, it ensures the continuity of the system by providing various properties such as cleaning, impermeability, heat transmission, energy transmission, anti-wear, etc. ...

1.11.2021 15:15:00
Umut Arslan    
For a climate resilient Turkey

For a climate resilient Turkey

We, as the Sustainable Consumption and Production Association (SPCA), held the 7th Istanbul Carbon E-Summit on September 28, 2021 on a digital platform with the main support of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization and Istanbul Technical ...

1.11.2021 15:10:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
The importance of oil analysis in predictive maintenance

The importance of oil analysis in predictive maintenance

Maintenance is defined as the measures and practices taken to maintain the condition of the equipment as designed or within acceptable limits. When the current state cannot be maintained and when the equipment lost its function fully or mostly, the ...

1.09.2021 15:20:00
Umut Arslan    
The Green Deal Action Plan 2021

The Green Deal Action Plan 2021

Following the announcement of the European Green Deal (EGD) dated December 2019, which aims to ensure a green direction in people's life and industrial development, the Working Group that was formed on February 4, 2020 at the Deputy Minister level ...

1.09.2021 15:16:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
The rallying cry for ecosystem restoration and lubricants

The rallying cry for ecosystem restoration and lubricants

The United Nations (UN) Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, announced in March 2019, was launched on the World Environment Day, June 5. The global rallying cry for viable and lasting solutions was initiated under the leadership of the UN Environment ...

6.07.2021 13:11:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
May it be perfect

May it be perfect

The waste oil management hierarchy starts with the goal of producing zero waste. For this reason, the industry works for oils that maintain their quality well in the long run. While innovative studies continue for the chemistry of base oils and ...

30.04.2021 10:29:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
Journal bearing design criteria - VII Measuring oil film thickness

Journal bearing design criteria - VII Measuring oil film thickness

As stated in the previous articles, radial journal bearings have operating parameters sufficient to carry the bearing load between the journal (shaft) and the bearing surface. These parameters include speed, load, oil flow, oil viscosity, bearing ...

25.11.2020 12:28:00
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak    
Used oil management and upcycling

Used oil management and upcycling

Waste management should be done in the best way within the lubricant life cycle. According to the waste hierarchy, waste is managed through the following phases: prevention, reduction, reusing if possible, recycling, chemical/material recovery, ...

23.11.2020 12:23:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
Lubricants and biodiversity

Lubricants and biodiversity

Soil and water pollution caused as a result of production, transportation and consumption of lubricants throughout their life cycle and dispersion, leakage and spillage of lubricants in waste oil management have been a threat against the ...

11.07.2020 09:35:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
Journal bearing design criteria - VI Oil flow in bearing and leak flow at bearing edges

Journal bearing design criteria - VI Oil flow in bearing and leak flow at bearing edges

Sufficient amount of oil should enter the bearing in order to form a hydrodynamic oil layer with the bearing operation parameters (such as speed, lead, oil viscosity, bearing width, bearing diameter, etc.) that are sufficient to carry the bearing ...

13.03.2020 14:53:00
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak    
Lubricant packages

Lubricant packages

“The Lubricant Packaging Market 2019 In-Depth Analysis of Industry Growth Trends & Forecast up to 2024” indicates that plastic dominated over seventy percent of the packaging market in 2016 with its durability, accessibility and cost ...

1.01.2020 11:01:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
Journal bearing design criteria - V Bearing Width / Diameter (B/D) Ratio

Journal bearing design criteria - V Bearing Width / Diameter (B/D) Ratio

In journal bearings, bearing width (length) / bearing diameter (B/D) ratio is an important parameter for determining the load carrying capacity of the bearing. Usually the bearing diameter is known at the outset of calculations for the bearing in ...

22.12.2019 17:13:00
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak    
Journal bearing design criteria IV - Bearing clearance

Journal bearing design criteria IV - Bearing clearance

Elements that carry power transmission elements such as gear wheel, belt and pulley or chain wheel mechanisms are called shafts. Shafts that assume this carrying task are supported with journal bearings and ball bearings (rollers). Part of shafts ...

11.11.2019 12:02:00
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak    
Fossil resources: Environment and climate change

Fossil resources: Environment and climate change

The cost of providing welfare and comfort in our lives by using coal, oil, natural gas, and the products made from these fossil resources is very high for our planet. Therefore, it is indisputable to minimize the greenhouse gas emissions, ...

11.11.2019 11:56:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
Journal bearing design criteria III / Oil galleries

Journal bearing design criteria III / Oil galleries

The main purpose of lubrication is to form an oil film between the two surfaces, which has sufficient thickness and is resistant to operating conditions. It aims to transform the mechanical friction that causes loss of energy into internal friction ...

2.09.2019 16:30:00
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak    
Journal bearing design criteria - II

Journal bearing design criteria - II

Bearing selection and design processes can be summarized as: -Selecting the optimum bearing type, -Calculating bearing sizes that will ensure safety, -Reviewing the performance analysis of bearing if it fulfils the needs, -Modifying the design ...

21.08.2019 16:33:00
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak    
Journal bearing design criteria - I

Journal bearing design criteria - I

In general, design is a production process that aims to find a solution for a specific function. Several alternative solutions can be offered to solve the problem in design because design requirements can be interpreted in many different ways. Main ...

30.05.2019 11:52:00
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak    
Plant-oil-based lubricants - II

Plant-oil-based lubricants - II

Technical terms such as biodegradable, bio-based, environment-friendly, recyclable, renewable, non-toxic, green, etc. are frequently used in the industry as well as in our daily lives. These terms are becoming a key sales tool and sales criteria for ...

1.04.2019 17:16:00
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak    
Climate Action 100+

Climate Action 100+

The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) was held in Katowice, Poland on December 2-14, 2018. At the Conference, the Paris Agreement Work Programme (Paris Rulebook) was adopted to be ...

1.04.2019 17:11:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
Lubricants and lubrication from mechanical engineering students’ perspective

Lubricants and lubrication from mechanical engineering students’ perspective

Mechanical engineering is a field of engineering which studies, researches and provides training about the construction, manufacturing, manufacturing planning, assembly, maintenance-reparation and operation of all kinds of mechanisms, mechanical ...

1.12.2018 17:41:00
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak    
Plant-based lubricants - I

Plant-based lubricants - I

PETDER’s 2017 Sector Report reveals that 51 percent of the lubricant consumption in Turkey is composed of automotive lubricants, whereas 40 percent is industrial lubricants, 4 percent is marine lubricants, and 5 percent is greases. In this ...

13.11.2018 11:54:00
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak    
Electric vehicles and engine oils market

Electric vehicles and engine oils market

The number of electric cars on the world’s roads reached 3,109,050 in 2017 with a 55 percent increase compared with 2016, according to the latest edition of the International Energy Agency’s “Global Electric Vehicles Outlook” ...

13.11.2018 11:52:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
Hydraulic oils and oil additives

Hydraulic oils and oil additives

Hydraulic fluid selection is very important because today's hydraulic systems operate at harsh conditions consisting of high pressure, high temperature and high speed. An effective fluid should improve the hydraulic system's operating performance, ...

1.06.2018 16:53:00
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak    
Republic of Kazakhstan and green economy

Republic of Kazakhstan and green economy

The Republic of Kazakhstan has an enviable “Transition to Green Economy Plan” as a country which has a rapidly growing economy and holds the highest volume of greenhouse gas emission in Central Asia. Green policy was adopted in 2013. ...

1.06.2018 16:39:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
Vergide güncel gelişmeler

Vergide güncel gelişmeler

1- Katma Değer Vergisi Kanununda Değişiklik Yapılmasına Dair Kanun Tasarısı TBMM’ye Sevk Edilmiştir. Katma Değer Vergisi Kanunu’nda önemli değişiklikler öngören “Katma Değer Vergisi Kanunu İle Bazı Kanun ve ...

9.04.2018 16:45:00
Mehmet Erkan    
Lubrication power for wind power

Lubrication power for wind power

We started this year with 6872 MW installed power, in which the wind industry as the locomotive of renewable energy investments of our country has gained momentum for nationalization. In line with the goal “creating a sustainable and ...

9.04.2018 16:39:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
2D nanomaterials as lubricant additives

2D nanomaterials as lubricant additives

Heat generation and distribution during friction can lead to a large amount of energy loss. Friction-related wear can lead to serious problems such as damage to surfaces, reduced performance and reduced reliability of the devices. Approximately one ...

1.04.2018 16:34:00
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak    
Energy efficient, climate change-resistant production

Energy efficient, climate change-resistant production

Energy consumption in the industry has a cost in two dimensions: the cost of production and the impact of production on our earth. For resource efficiency in production, energy -one of the most fundamental inputs- must be consumed efficiently. For ...

1.02.2018 17:06:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
Additive types

Additive types

Today, extensive research continues to achieve high performance in lubricants, because the properties of current lubricants in today's technology are still not perfect. Lubricant additives are an effective way to improve performance. At present, ...

1.02.2018 16:52:00
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak    
Lubricants and innovation

Lubricants and innovation

The importance of innovation for lubricant manufacturing was discussed at the UEIL (Union of European Lubricants Industry) Annual Congress held on 25-27 October 2017 in Bologna, Italy. UEIL represents more than 450 companies and 100,000 employees, ...

1.12.2017
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
Additive types 3

Additive types 3

Detergent and dispersant additives: Detergent and dispersant additives are designed to control the carbon and oxidation, sludge, varnish, lacquer and other solid materials that are formed in lubricants due to various reasons. They are used to ...

10.10.2017
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak    
Waste lubricants

Waste lubricants

Unfortunately, we see lots of consecutive news and reports about a beautiful city of our beautiful country, with the titles of “Waste Oil Operation”, “Waste Oil Confiscated”, “Raid on Illegal Oil” and so on. There ...

10.10.2017
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
Global lubricant manufacturers and sustainability

Global lubricant manufacturers and sustainability

“Sustainability” methods and targets of global lubricant manufacturers are strong. Ensuring sustainability in lubricant production and consumption is a priority for today, and a must for tomorrow. Lubricants are used in almost every ...

25.08.2017
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
Additive types

Additive types

Oxidation inhibitors: Oxidation reactions are exothermic and very complex reactions. Oxidation in lubricants that contain paraffinic and naphthenic hydrocarbons may lead to the formation of acidic or soluble products in lubricants, and oxidation in ...

23.08.2017
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak    
Carbon management in lubricant plants

Carbon management in lubricant plants

The carbon footprint of the lubricating oil affects the carbon footprint at the site where it is used. For this reason, reducing the carbon footprint before use gives a green advantage to the lubricant. In the lifecycle of the lubricant from the ...

1.06.2017
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu    
Additive types

Additive types

Freezing Point Depressants (FPD): Hydrocarbons, which form the basis of lubricating oils, tend to solidify at low temperatures. Such additives are high molecular weight polymers. This additive prevents formation of a wax crystal structure that will ...

1.06.2017
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak    

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The prominent lubricant company of Azerbaijan Technol, exports to South Africa

The prominent lubricant company of Azerbaijan Technol, exports to South Africa

Elvin Hajiyev, Co-Founder and CEO of Technol: Possible to reach greater and more distant markets with the right planning and effective strategies Operating in the lubricants ...

11.01.2023 16:00:00
Yakın Plan    
Belgin Oil aims for sustainable growth with high added value

Belgin Oil aims for sustainable growth with high added value

General Manager of Belgin Oil, Bülent Araslı: “We aim for sustainable growth with high added value” With nearly 70 years of experience, Belgin Oil, a prominent ...

10.01.2023 17:00:00
Petrol Ofisi Lubricants Director Sezgin Gürsu: We are ready from today to tomorrow also in 2023

Petrol Ofisi Lubricants Director Sezgin Gürsu: We are ready from today to tomorrow also in 2023

Petrol Ofisi, the traditional leader of the Turkish lubricant sector, started to receive the results of the strategy it has been following for a long time in 2022. Anticipating ...

9.01.2023 16:30:00
Interview    
The importance of DGA test in transformer condition

The importance of DGA test in transformer condition

Many factors, such as global economic developments and the climate crisis, have had a significant impact on energy generation costs. This situation gives us serious responsibility ...

8.01.2023 11:30:00
Corner Posts     Umut Arslan    
An examination of knitting oils - Sedanur Birincioğlu

An examination of knitting oils - Sedanur Birincioğlu

Writer: Chemist – R&D Expert Sedanur Birincioğlu The lubricant industry collaborates with the textile industry to lubricate textile machinery, enhance its performance, ...

8.01.2023 11:00:00
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We are together for 40 issues

We are together for 40 issues

As Lubricant World, we are excited to reach 40th issue. In the year 2016, we have started our publishing life as one of the 3 magazines addressing the lubricant sector ...

8.01.2023 10:00:00
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Luca de Meo, CEO of Renault Group, to serve as ACEA President next year

Luca de Meo, CEO of Renault Group, to serve as ACEA President next year

The Board of Directors of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has elected Luca de Meo, CEO of Renault Group as its President for 2023. As of 1 January, ...

27.12.2022 11:30:00
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TotalEnergies: Engine oil change ensures safe driving and fuel saving

TotalEnergies: Engine oil change ensures safe driving and fuel saving

TotalEnergies, which has been operating in the lubricant sector of Türkiye for more than 30 years, drew attention to the importance of periodic vehicle maintenance and engine ...

26.12.2022 12:20:00
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Klüber engaged its business partners in its sustainability goals

Klüber engaged its business partners in its sustainability goals

German lubricant company Klüber, operating in many countries of the world with its deep-rooted history dating back to 1929, announced its sustainability targets as it enters ...

20.12.2022 17:30:00
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Nynas BIO products now ISCC Plus certified

Nynas BIO products now ISCC Plus certified

Nynas has received ISCC Plus certification for the biobased products NYTRO BIO 300X and NYTEX BIO 6200. ISCC Plus is a voluntary, globally recognized sustainability certification ...

16.12.2022 14:30:00
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