Optimising Lubricant Oils to Boost Engine Efficiency | Ken Hope

Apr 13, 2022 | engineering and tech, physical sciences, trending

Original Article Reference

This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘PAO Contributions to Energy Efficiency in 0W-20 Passenger Car Engine Oils’, in Lubricants. https://doi.org/10.3390/lubricants6030073

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The engine of a typical passenger vehicle is made up of hundreds of mechanical parts. These parts require lubrication to prevent them from overheating and to keep them working efficiently. Ken Hope and his team at Chevron Phillips Chemical, headquartered in Texas, have analysed the extent to which different types of lubricant oils reduce friction. They then used this data to estimate how an optimised oil mixture can achieve an overall improvement in engine efficiency.

 

 

 

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