Paraffin Oil

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Definition - What does Paraffin Oil mean?

Paraffin oil is a hydrocarbon-based liquid obtained from the fractional distillation of crude oil that is a component of polishes, sealing substances and other compounds. It is used as a corrosion prevention substance when applied as a lubricant.

Corrosionpedia explains Paraffin Oil

Paraffin oil is a widely used lubricant substance for various machines and mechanical applications. It is used to reduce wear due to the physical contact of moving and stationary parts. Paraffin oil also has waterproofing capabilities that help reduce corrosion due to the removal of moisture.

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