Fully rewritten, the Lubrication Chapter of the IADC Drilling Manual, 12th edition provides an excellent discussion of wear mechanisms and types of lubrication that will serve well for work on the rig, office or classroom. The chapter also covers in detail lubrication formulation of base oils and additives; lubricant properties, applications, and lubrication programs and practices, including fluid conditioning, management of change, storage handling, used oil analysis, and more. Eight color and black-and-white illustrations, nine tables. 16 pages, including an appendix with definitions. Written by Sean Komatinsky and reviewed by Mike Faulkner and Tom Reynolds.
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