News roundup: Petro-Canada Lubricants, Hyde Energy, IOM engine oil data

Petro-Canada Lubricants launches Environ™ MV R Petro-Canada Lubricants, a HollyFrontier business, has launched Environ™ MV R, the first hydraulic fluid using ultra-pure severely hydrotreated base oils, to meet the OECD 301B requirements for ready biodegradability. The patent pending design makes Environ MV R the first hydraulic fluid of its kind to meet these requirements, providing…

Superlubricity: A new era in solid lubrication technology?

Dr. Anirudha Sumant working in the Superlubricity Lab at the Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory. The word superlubricity was coined by Motohisa Hirano in the early 1990s. The Japanese scientist theoretically predicted the existence of a physical state where sliding friction between two contacting surfaces virtually vanishes under certain conditions. Hirano conducted wear…

Shell Aviation launches only SAP-free refuelling system for industry

Photo taken pre-COVID-19 impact. Photo courtesy of Shell Shell Aviation, working with filtration experts FAUDI Aviation, has launched Shell Jet Protection, the only Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP)-free refuelling system available to the aviation industry today. The technology is also the first SAP-free system capable of utilising existing filter monitor vessels to be adopted into standards by the…