Summer is approaching fast. We are here in the Middle East; our rotating machines experience one of the most severe temperatures approaching sometimes +52 degrees Celcius. Some of our Compressors and Pumps suffer high lube oil temperature related trips. There may be several other reasons for it, however we are looking for making trial by using friction reducer additives into our lubricants.
Could anyone share their experience about friction reducers? Doesn't it change the physical property of the host lubricant? How often it need to be added? Pros and Cons ??