Lube base stocks (of petroleum origin) continue to constitute a major part of today's lubricant. These are complex mixtures of paraffinic, aromatics and naphthenic hydrocarbon type molecules, ranging in carbon number from 14 to 40+.Originally Posted by wiggler4490
Different processing configurations involving replacement of dearomatisation, dewaxing and hydrofinishing steps have been developed. Hydrocracking / hydroisomerisation enabled the refineries to produce High Viscosity Index (designated as VHVI or X-HVI) paraffinic base stocks / oils that are comparable in performance to synthetic base fluids. Paraffinic base stocks are preferentially used to formulate most of the world's automotive and industrial lubricants, including engine oils, transmission fluids and gear oils, due to their better oxidation stability, higher viscosity index and lower volatility relative to comparable viscosity grade naphthenic base oils.
They are "paraffinic base stock oils" and are considered group III bases and not PAO's or esters. Supposedly, though....American Airlines uses them in their jets..
I would like to see what additives it has..it's an $8.00/qt oil I believe. Why use it over a PAO or ester?
This compnay makes mostly industrial products and is looking at expanding?
We need data and some UAO's of virgin oil.