HE lubricating possibilities of silicones are summarized by the authors as follows:
Silicone fluids offer possible solutions to lubrication problems involving heat stability, oxidation resistance, nonvolatility, and low change of viscosity with change in temperature.
Different types of silicone fluids vary in their lubricating ability and in their behavior toward various rubbing metal surfaces. Some silicone fluids approach petroleum oils in ability to reduce wear.
Silicone greases, because of their oxidation resistance and low volatility, should find application in the operation of ball bearings under severe conditions and in permanently lubricated ball bearings where long service life is essential.