Characteristics of graphite grease
In nature, graphite is a black substance with a dull Shine. Is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity, is not subject to corrosion. Graphite also has antistatic and ability to withstand high temperatures. This quality made graphite is quite a versatile material used in many areas of industry and production. Itself based lubricant graphite is the perfect tool for dealing with all sorts of squeaks and protect metal surfaces.
The molecules of the substances graphite have the characteristic that they are well in contact with metallic oxides, but significantly weakly attracted to each other. This effect provides good load-bearing capacity of the film and protection in a frictional friction.
Graphite in everyday life
The main use of graphite grease in the home is in the handling of her Bicycle chains, automobile springs, door hinges garage or gate and lubrication of the cable actuator braking systems. Because the graphite lubricant is quite thick, sometimes it is mixed with the solvent white spirit. When a similar substance is applied to the circuit or part of the white spirit evaporates over time, the grease stays inside the mechanism. Another advantage in using graphite lubricant in everyday life, is her loyalty to the rubber, paint and plastic.
Graphite in production
In industry, engineering and manufacturing of graphite grease are used in such mechanisms as:
- stop valves;
- slow speed bearings belts and conveyors;
- suspension of large tools and special equipment;
- open and closed gears, and shafts;
- spring large vehicles and emergency vehicles;
- support drilling rigs and bits.
Graphite, primarily due to its low cost and versatility. Graphite as an integral part of plastic lubricant provides mechanisms for protection and a smooth ride, as well as grinding parts. Graphite has a layered crystal lattice, and therefore is an excellent component of the anti-friction lubricating products, which gives the details of wear resistance as well as high quality mechanical characteristics. Graphite lubricant has another feature – durability. When the oil film breaks and stops to protect the mechanism, the graphite particles protect the surface of the mechanism from boundary friction.