Tribology is ...
the theory of friction, wear and lubricant application
Main objectives of Tribology
- Quality enhancement of devices, maschines and facilities, in particular increase of reliability and decrease of contigency risk.
- Increasing economy by reduction of resource employment due to wear and by decreasing costs of consequences and idleness.
Altough well-aimed tribological measures just prevent from a fraction of these losses, the reachable economies are substancial in the end.