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That property of a substance that causes it to resist being pulled apart by mechanical means.

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COMPOUND

(1) chemically speaking, a distinct substance formed by the combination of two or more elements in definite proportions by weight and possessing physical and chemical properties different from those of the combining elements. (2) in petroleum processing, generally connotes fatty oils and similar materials foreign to petroleum added to lubricants to impart special properties.

DETERGENT

In lubrication, either an additive or a compounded lubricant having the property of keeping insoluble matter in suspension thus preventing its deposition where it would be harmful. A detergent may also redisperse deposits already formed.

COMPRESSOR

A device which converts mechanical force and motion into pneumatic flow power.

AIR

A substance containing by volume approximately 78 - 79% nitrogen; 20.95% oxygen, 0.94% argon, traces of carbon dioxide, helium, etc.

ADHESION

The property of a lubricant that causes it to cling or adhere to a solid surface.

ALTERNATOR

A device which converts mechanical energy, into alternating current.

FILM STRENGTH

Property of a lubricant that acts to prevent scuffing or scoring of metal parts.

ACIDIC

The reaction of a substance with water resulting in an increase in concentration of hydrogen ions in solution (see acid).

FLUID

A substance readily assuming the shape of the container in which it is placed; e.g. oil, gas, water or mixtures of these. A general classification including liquids and gases.

BRINELLING

Permanent deformation of the bearing surfaces where the rollers (or balls) contact the races. Brinelling results from excessive load or impact on stationary bearings. It is a form of mechanical damage in which metal is displaced or upset without attrition.
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