When a product oxidizes it combines with oxygen.
Oxidizers attack carbon-graphite seal faces when the oxygen combines with the carbon to form carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2).
The negative consequences of oil oxidation are numerous. but include corrosion, sludge, varnish and impaired oil flow.
This is the opposite of “reduction” where the oxygen is removed from a substance.
- On February 16, 2018