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Why does LE use US Mid-Continent paraffinic base oils to manufacture their lubricants? PDF Print E-mail

While there are a number of major crude oil sources around the world, U.S. Mid-Continent is acknowledged as the best for lubricating oil. The Mid-Continent includes Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. By definition, paraffinic base oils contain a small amount of napthenics & aromatics which are a major group of unsaturated cyclic hydrocarbons. Aromatics can cause seal and hose hardness & loss of pliability. Both aromatics and napthenics reduce a lubricant's oxidation resistance, film strength and increase the volatility (evaporation rate). Lubrication Engineers utilizes an extra refining 

 

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