Molybdenum Disulfide MoS2 For Lubrication
Risk aversion plunged on the positive news of the Russia-Ukraine talks. After several days of rising oil prices, the price of precious metals continued to fall. Domestic futures markets remain stable for the time being.
Back in international markets, WTI crude futures briefly dipped below $100 a barrel, while Brent crude hit its lowest intraday level in nearly two weeks. Spot gold briefly fell below $1,900 an ounce. Comex gold futures closed down 1.1 percent at $1,918.4 an ounce. Comex silver futures closed down 1.14 percent at $24.91 an ounce. "Recently, crude oil prices have been extremely sensitive to changes in geopolitical news." Traders believe that the current oil price is still in the broad impact, Ukraine will still be a premium in the case, although the market further decline, but should not be too pessimistic, it is recommended to wait and see for the time being. The Ukrainian premium is still there and there will be some volatility in the MoS2 powder market.
Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is known as the "king of lubrication" and has its unique advantages in the field of lubrication. It has a layered structure and still maintains good lubrication performance under harsh conditions such as high temperature, high pressure, high rotation, ultra-low temperature and so on. Because of its low friction coefficient, MoS2 is a natural excellent solid lubricant. It also has excellent properties, such as natural weak alkalinity, excellent antioxidant capacity, used in the aviation field, can extend the mileage of engine oil.
MoS2 is a kind of black solid powder with metallic luster, its melting point is as high as 1185℃, and its chemical stability and thermal stability are good. In the metal, the Mohs hardness is low, which is 1.0-1.5. The initial temperature of decomposition is 1370℃. When it reaches 1600℃, it decomposes into metal molybdenum and sulfur. MoS2 is insoluble in many substances, such as water, dilute acid and concentrated sulfuric acid, nor in other acids, bases and organic solvents, but it will dissolve when it comes into contact with aqua regia and boiling concentrated sulfuric acid.
The basic material of molybdenum disulfide lubricant is made of ultra-fine MoS2. When the lubricant is applied to the metal surface, a dry film will be quickly formed on the metal surface, so that the surface of the metal parts can form a protective film, which can withstand high temperature, strong pressure, toughness, parts are not easy to wear, burn and bite.
Friction wear almost appear in a variety of industries, such as aerospace, automobiles and ships, mechanical heavy industry, bearing gears, etc. MoS2 can be widely used in many occasions of lubrication. For example:
1. Slides for cabinets or drawers, guide rails for elevators, bearings for motors, etc. Under high load, these parts are under great pressure and need lubricants to reduce friction and prolong service life.
2. In the process of material processing, in order to punch and punch the material, it is necessary to apply lubricant to minimize the friction between the die and the plate, produce a finished product that meets the requirements, and prevent the surface of the material from rusting.
3. When the temperature of the rear wheel increases while driving, it is easy to throw oil, which will lead to brake failure. The application of MoS2 to the four-wheel bearing of automobile chassis can improve the lubrication performance, save oil and reduce the temperature of the four wheels when driving.
4. In some extreme conditions, fasteners, threads, etc., are easy to slip teeth or bite to death during assembly, and need to be coated with lubricant to reduce friction, prevent parts from getting stuck, and prevent rust.
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New Delhi: India's Oil Ministry recently conveyed its intention to five national oil companies including Indian Oil Corp and Bharat Petroleum Resources LTD to assess the possibility of buying shares in Russian oil projects sold by European and American oil majors.
Bp announced it would give up its 19.75% stake in Rosneft, the Russian oil company. ExxonMobil said on March 1 that it would exit about $4 billion in assets and terminate all of its Russian operations, including the Sakhalin-1 project in Russia's far East.
India's oil ministry has asked the overseas investment arm of India's Oil and Gas Corporation to consider buying ExxonMobil's 30 percent stake in the Sakhalin 1 project in Russia's far East. ExxonMobil is the operator of the project and Indian companies already have a 20 percent stake in the project.
Because of the ever-changing international situation, the supply and prices of international bulk MoS2 powder are still very uncertain.