A Critical Review on Semi-solid and Solid Lubricants for Industrial Applications

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Year : 2023 | Volume :11 | Special Issue : 08 | Page : 105-114

Shaikh Azharuddin Kutubuddin


Friction materials are very important for the safe moving of automobiles and the safety of people. As the pad slides against its match, the moving energy is turned into heat by the friction. As the vehicle’s speed is lost as heat in the pads and rotors, the friction at the contact slows it down. Lubricants are compounds that are applied to moving parts to reduce friction and wear. Used primarily at the point where they intersect. This paper investigates and reviews the application of solid and semi-solid lubricants in a range of industries. The use of solid lubricants as a substitute for petroleum-based oils has increased in recent years due to their perceived environmental benefits. When a thickening agent is used with a liquid lubricant, the resulting lubricating grease has a consistency somewhere between “solid to semi-fluid.” The next sections contain reviews of articles that can help you learn more about lubricants, their qualities, grades, and so on. Furthermore, the differences between solid and semisolid lubricants are highlighted. There were also displays of other solid and semi-solid lubricants that serve the same audience as the featured product. With a focus on high temperatures, this research summarizes the most current advancements in solid lubricants, self-lubricating composites/coatings, and their important functionalities across a variety of operating settings. Several representative soft metals, layered structure materials (e.g. graphite, hexagonal boron nitride, transition metallic dichalcogenides, MAX phase), chemically stable fluorides, binary or ternary metallic oxides, especially alkaline earth chromates, and sulfates are considered, as are the additive properties of these solid lubricants.

Keywords: Lubricants, Solid, Semi–Solid, Grease, Oils

This article belongs to Special Issue Conference International Conference on Innovative Concepts in Mechanical Engineering (ICICME – 2023)

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Conference Open Access Review Article
Volume 11
Special Issue 08
Received August 18, 2023
Accepted September 20, 2023
Published November 20, 2023