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Base Oil Sn 500


In the ever-evolving landscape of the global energy sector, one vital component stands as the backbone of various industries - Base oil SN500.

Base oil SN500 is a high-quality mineral oil that is categorized as a Group I base oil according to the American Petroleum Institute (API). It is derived from the refining process of crude oil and is known for its excellent thermal stability and low volatility. The "SN" in its name stands for "solvent neutral," indicating the refining process used to create this type of base oil.

Properties of Base Oil SN500:
  • Viscosity: Base oil SN500 possesses a relatively high viscosity, making it an ideal choice for applications where thicker lubricants are required.
  • Thermal Stability: It exhibits remarkable thermal stability, ensuring consistent lubrication even in high-temperature environments.
  • Low Volatility: Base oil SN500 has low volatility, meaning it doesn't easily evaporate, making it suitable for long-lasting lubrication.
  • Good Solvency: It has good solvency properties, which allows it to dissolve and disperse additives effectively, enhancing its performance in lubricating oils.
Uses of Base Oil SN500:
  • Automotive Lubricants: Base oil SN500 is commonly used as a base fluid in the production of automotive engine oils, transmission fluids, and hydraulic fluids. Its high viscosity and stability contribute to better engine protection and longevity.
  • Industrial Lubricants: In industrial settings, SN500 is employed to manufacture lubricants for heavy machinery, gears, and bearings. Its thermal stability ensures optimal performance even in demanding conditions.
  • Metalworking Fluids: It is used in metalworking fluids for cutting, grinding, and machining operations, where its excellent lubricating properties help extend tool life and improve surface finish.
  • Transformer Oils: Base oil SN500 is used in the production of transformer oils, ensuring efficient cooling and electrical insulation in transformers.
Benefits of Using Base Oil SN500:
  • Improved Lubrication: Its high viscosity and stability provide superior lubrication, reducing friction and wear in mechanical components.
  • Extended Equipment Life: Base oil SN500 helps protect machinery, leading to longer equipment lifespan and reduced maintenance costs.
  • Thermal Resistance: Its ability to withstand high temperatures ensures consistent lubrication even in extreme operating conditions.
  • Cost-Effective: SN500 is a cost-effective choice for many applications, offering a balance between performance and affordability.
Property Unit Test Method Specification Typical Result
Color ASTM D-1500 Max 2 1.8
Kinematic viscosity at 100°C mm2/s (cSt) ASTM D-445 Min 11 11.2
Viscosity index ASTM D-2270 Min 87 88
Flash point °C ASTM D-92 Min 235 245
Pour point °C ASTM D-97 Max -3 -4
SN 500 common packings:
One of the most common packaging of bitumen is new steel drum. The new steel drums are easy to handle, transport and a proper packaging to ensure the products reach their target destinations flawlessly without any leakage or spill. Read more