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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 ...

6.7.2021 13:11:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu     77
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 ...

30.4.2021 10:29:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu     470
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     1018
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     985
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 ...

11.7.2020 09:35:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu     1174
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 ...

13.3.2020 14:53:00
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak     2338
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 ...

1.1.2020 11:01:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu     1892
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     3185
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     7670
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     2176
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 ...

2.9.2019 16:30:00
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak     3017
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 ...

21.8.2019 16:33:00
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak     4953
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 ...

30.5.2019 11:52:00
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak     5065
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 ...

1.4.2019 17:16:00
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak     4461
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 ...

1.4.2019 17:11:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu     3437
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     4826
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     4468
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     6604
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, ...

1.6.2018 16:53:00
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak     22776
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. ...

1.6.2018 16:39:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu     5948
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 ...

9.4.2018 16:45:00
Mehmet Erkan     8783
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 ...

9.4.2018 16:39:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu     5733
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 ...

1.4.2018 16:34:00
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak     6686
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 ...

1.2.2018 17:06:00
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu     5635
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, ...

1.2.2018 16:52:00
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak     2668
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     7842
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     6911
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     7178
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 ...

25.8.2017
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu     6840
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 ...

23.8.2017
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak     7896
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 ...

1.6.2017
Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu     6878
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 ...

1.6.2017
Prof. Dr. Ertuğrul Durak     2572

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Petronas Lubricants International announces partnership with Treedom

Petronas Lubricants International announces partnership with Treedom

The EMEA business region of PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI), a leading lubricants manufacturer, today announces a new partnership with Treedom; the first web-based ...

28.7.2021 12:09:00
Worldwide     98
The Duckhams brand was launched in the UAE

The Duckhams brand was launched in the UAE

The Duckhams brand was launched in the celebrated city of Dubai today. Emirates for Universal Tyres LLC, part of Abdulla Al Masaood & Sons Group, appointed as Exclusive ...

23.7.2021 14:16:00
Worldwide     34
SK Lubricants to use recycled containers for all best-selling products

SK Lubricants to use recycled containers for all best-selling products

As a part of its practical ESG management efforts to fulfill the financial story, SK Lubricants announced on the 21st that the company decided to expand the use of ...

22.7.2021 14:07:00
Worldwide     28
Fuchs extends its carbon neutrality scope

Fuchs extends its carbon neutrality scope

With global operations in the lubricants sector, the FUCHS Group has already been operating on a carbon-neutral basis at all manufacturing subsidiaries since 2020. For 2021, all ...

19.7.2021 17:08:00
Worldwide     21
Valvoline launches All-Terrain heavy duty diesel engine oil

Valvoline launches All-Terrain heavy duty diesel engine oil

Valvoline Inc. announced the launch of ValvolineTM All-Terrain, a new engine oil specially formulated for off-highway, heavy-duty diesel engines operating in severe ...

16.7.2021 11:24:00
Worldwide     99
Total Specialties USA and Mighty Distributing System enter new partnership

Total Specialties USA and Mighty Distributing System enter new partnership

Total Specialties USA announced a new partnership with auto parts wholesaler, Mighty Distributing System (Mighty Auto Parts), a leader in automotive aftermarket products ...

9.7.2021 17:14:00
Worldwide     78
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 ...

6.7.2021 13:11:00
Corner Posts     Prof. Dr. Filiz Karaosmanoğlu     77
Current figures in Turkish lubricant exports

Current figures in Turkish lubricant exports

Turkey exported a total of $470.3 million in April 2021 according to the export figures of the mineral oils and mineral fuels sector prepared every month by IKMIB using the TIM ...

5.7.2021 13:06:00
Yakın Plan     95
Castrol’s carbon-neutral engine oil is awarded by Turkish Ministry

Castrol’s carbon-neutral engine oil is awarded by Turkish Ministry

Castrol was awarded for its work in the field of sustainability at the ‘Our Energy is Our Future Awards’, held at the 4th Turkey Energy and Natural Resources Summit on ...

4.7.2021 12:57:00
Product Review     67
Time to go circular

Time to go circular

More than simply recycling, circular economy is about capturing a larger part of the value that is typically lost in our traditional linear economic model. For Nynas, a circular ...

3.7.2021 12:51:00
Interview     154