Additive Basics

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Course Description

When you receive your TestOil Analysis report, the report results will contain levels for specific metals, additives, and contaminants that are present in your fluid. But what are additives and why are they in your lubricant? This course will act as a fundamental base that will help you understand the additives that are used in specific lubricants and why they are used. The course will also cover the functions of lubricants, provide a basic understanding of base oils, and features the game “Additive Challenge”.

Key concepts covered include:

  • Lubricant base oil types
  • What additives are
  • What additives do
  • Typical additive packages found in may oils

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