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Oxidation

A form of chemical deterioration to which oil products are subject to, and involves the addition of oxygen atoms resulting in degradation. It is accelerated by higher temperatures above 71,12°C / 160°F, with the rate of oxidation doubling by each 6,67°C / 20°F increase. Oxidation produces sludge, varnish, gum and acid, all of which are undesirable.

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