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Comparison of Viscosity Characteristics of Soybean Oils with a Mineral Oil Two-Stroke Engine Lubricant
- Fernando, S., Hanna, M.
- Transactions of the ASAE 2001 v.44 no.6 pp. 1403-1407
- industry, mineral oil, soybean oil, temperature, viscosity
- Soybean oil is a multipurpose oil that is used extensively in industry. The potential use of soybean oil as an alternative lubricant in two-stroke engines was studied. Physical properties of crude, degummed, and methyl ester forms of soybean oil were measured as a function of temperature in preliminary studies. Subsequent laboratory studies of the viscosity of crude and degummed soybean oil revealed that crude and degummed soybean oils had higher viscosities than that of the mineral oil lubricant at a temperature of 160 ° C. The viscosity index values of all the soybean oil forms were higher than that of the mineral oil lubricant.