Operational Degradation of Engine Oil in Agricultural Technology

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Proposed paper is focused on description and observation of operational degradation of engine oil in agricultural technology. Engine oil is one of the most important liquids used in combustion engines. Correct function of any machine is based on the appropriate selection of lubricants; moreover, it is also important to care for the entire lubrication system. Determining the condition of the oil used in operational conditions is very important for potential further oil use. Previously, engine oil had to be changed after expiration of legally valid intervals regardless of its actual performance parameters. However, its usage may be extended if engine oil parameters meet the legal requirements. This can be achieved by removing engine oil samples from machines on a regular basis. By examining the samples taken, it is possible to determine the actual oil state. In such manner, it is possible to prolong interchange periods and save both the financial resources and environment.

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