Food for thought: categories of lubricant contamination (aka, what we subject our oils to)

There are many obvious types of oil contamination, and some not so obvious. Which ones impact on your systems?:


Solid (dust ingress, generated wear debris etc)

Liquid (water, solvents, wrong oil etc)

Gas (air/oxygen)

Micro-organisms (bacteria, fungi)

Electrical (electrostatic discharge, stray current)

Heat (external or internal)

Radiation

Chemical

Magnetic


Can you add to the list?

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