Additive Reduces Hydrogen Wear Of Metals

The renowned Fraunhofer independent research institute in Germany has demonstrated that Nanol’s lubricant additive has some completely new performance features. The patented lubrication additive, based on nano technology, was originally developed for fuel saving and wear protection in marine engines and industrial applications. New testing shows that the additive has additional positive properties as well: it can prevent so-called hydrogen embrittlement. Hydrogen embrittlement is the process by which metals such as steel become brittle and fracture when in contact with hydrogen.

 

Hydrogen embrittlement is a serious issue in several applications, and the newly demonstrated property opens completely new areas of use for Nanol’s additive. So far, the additive has mainly been used by shipping companies in marine engines and power plants. For more information, visit http://www.nanol.eu

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