Knowledge Base Articles

Q: Why Does Isel Package Lubricants In Plastic Containers Instead Of Metal Ones?
Totes

A: Lubricants are used in a wide variety of industries and environments all over the world. To get these vital fluids to where they are needed, durable, leak-proof containers...


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Category: Q&A

Isel Meets Your Lubricant Needs With Unmatched Speed
Stop Watch

Speed is essential for virtually any competitive business. It matters to your customers, and it matters to you. That is why Isel is committed to offering industry-leading turnaround time...


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Category: News

Q: How Does A Lubricant Reduce Friction And Wear Between Moving Solid Surfaces?
Interior of Air Compressor

A: Before answering this question, let’s look at how friction and wear occur between moving machine parts. Solid surfaces that appear smooth and polished to the naked eye are...


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Q: Is It Possible To Prevent The Oxidation Of A Lubricant?
Dirty Lubricant Petri Dish

A: Oxidation, the chemical reaction between a lubricant and oxygen, cannot be avoided, but you can slow its progression. Since heat is a major catalyst that tends to hasten...


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How To Interpret Your Oil Analysis Report
Writing Lab Data

Oil analysis reports contain vital information about the condition of a lubricant and of the equipment in which the lubricant is being used. By nature, these reports are complex....


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Category: Technology

Prolong Equipment Life: Keep Lubricant Oxidation At Bay
Dirty gears and oil

It’s a simple fact of lubricant life: Lubricants do not last forever. Even under the best conditions, a lubricant will eventually degrade over time due to a process known...


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Category: Technology

Q: Can I Privately Label The Products That I Purchase From Isel?
Containers with Labels

A: Yes. Isel offers complimentary private-labeling and graphic-design services, so you may feature your own brand on product labels, product data sheets, safety data sheets, shipping labels, shipping documents,...


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Q: Is NLGI Grade Essentially The Same As Viscosity?
Grease

A: No. NLGI grade (named for the National Lubricating Grease Institute that developed the grading system), is primarily a function of the thickener used in the grease formulation. Meanwhile,...


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An Introduction To Industrial Lubricant Additives
Beakers and eye dropper

The world of lubrication is one of diversity: Each machine, application and set of operating conditions demands a particular combination of lubricant properties and functions. These demands create the...


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Q: Is Water Contamination In A Lubricant A Problem?
Oil and Water

A: Water can cause a variety of problems in a lubricant. For instance: It can reduce a lubricant’s viscosity (a condition known as viscosity dilution), thereby diminishing the lubricant’s...


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Latest Articles

Avoid Oil Sampling Pitfalls

Entry by Isel Staff

Category: Technology

Isel Sample Kit
Oil analysis is a valuable tool for determining the condition of lubricating oil and the equipment it lubricates. It is best used as a...

Isel Launches NXT Refrigeration Line

Entry by Isel Staff

Category: Q&A

For more than 23 years, Isel’s unique approach to lubricant manufacturing has combined detailed knowledge of refrigeration systems with one of the most agile...

ISEL to exhibit at Best Practices Compressed Air EXPO – 2021

Entry by Bruce Dunhame

Category: News

Best Practices Expo Logo
Visit ISEL at the Best Practices Compressed Air EXPO which is held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL. What is the...