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About Us

Our mission is to help industry achieve success through world class lubrication activity.

We place a strong emphasis on Health & Safety and the environment  through reliability driven "Best Practices".

We can help with your lubrication training needs, with your reliability consulting needs, and with a complete lubrication planned maintenance programme design for your plant.

We at KEW Engineering can help your business succeed.

Viscosity Explained

In this article...

  • What is Viscosity? 
  • How is viscosity rated on engine oils? 
  • What is the importance of viscosity in my engine? 
  • What defines an oil’s Viscosity? 
  • How does Temperature affect Viscosity? 
  • What is Viscosity Index (VI)? 
  • What is a multi-grade oil?


Base Oils Explained

In this article...

  • Mineral, Semi-Synthetic or Synthetic base stocks
  • What are the advantages of Synthetics over Mineral oils?
  • What are the downsides to Synthetics?
  • What about Semi-Synthetics?
  • Mineral versus Synthetic
  • What does this API Group rating mean to the user?
  • Will I find this Group Rating easily?
  • Can a Mineral Oil be called Synthetic?


ICMLThe International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) is a vendor-neutral, not-for-profit organization founded to facilitate growth and development of machine lubrication as a technical field of endeavor. Among its various activities, ICML offers skill certification testing for individuals in the fields of machine condition monitoring, lubrication and oil analysis.