Our colleagues Dr Thomas Fischer, Head of Scientific Research, and Arne Simon (MSc Chemical and Process Engineering), tribologist, are participating in a new DIN committee dedicated to the electrical characteristics of oils.
The committee is concerned with the electrical characteristics of oils in relation to e-mobility. Oils used in this sector must provide both lubrication and insulation, which is why the committee has the objective of identifying suitable methods for measuring the electrical characteristics of oils, including conductivity, permittivity, breakdown voltage, and dielectric dissipation factor. Examining these electrical characteristics will reveal which oils are suitable for use, and will furthermore make it possible to monitor the ageing and alteration of oils.
As participants in this DIN committee, our OELCHECK colleagues are contributing their many years of expertise in lubricant and operating fluid analysis to the task at hand.