Wear in environmentally adapted lubricants with AW technology
2008 (English)In: Journal of Synthetic Lubrication, ISSN 1557-6841, Vol. 25, no 4, 137-158 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of the study was to examine the tribofilm formation and the corresponding wear occurring in the boundary lubrication regime in environmentally adapted lubricants, i.e. when using synthetic ester base fluids with different anti-wear additives. AW additives of the following types were studied: phosphorus, sulphur–phosphorus and sulphur–nitrogen together with an additive based on carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen chemistry. In addition, the base fluid itself was tested.Wear was studied in a pin-on-disc-machine giving the wear coefficient. The surfaces were analysed by glow discharge-optical emission spectroscopy, revealing the surface reactions formed by the additives. The results indicate that the wear number decreases with increasing reacted surface layer depth as well as with increasing oxide layer depth. Also, the results indicate that a highly polar base fluid give relatively low wear numbers even without additives.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 25, no 4, 137-158 p.
tribology, environmentally adapted labricants, additives, surface analysis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-78644DOI: 10.1002/jsl.57ScopusID: 2-s2.0-57149142254OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-78644DiVA: diva2:492729
QC 201202172012-02-082012-02-082012-09-25Bibliographically approved