Accession Number : AD0038147


Title :   THE EFFECT OF A SYNTHETIC LUBRICANT AND TWO DIBASIC ACID ESTERS ON CERTAIN USAF FABRICS


Corporate Author : WRIGHT AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Smith, Clarence D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/038147.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1954


Pagination or Media Count : 20


Abstract : This investigation was initiated to determine if fabrics employed by the USAF were subject to degradation or deterioration when exposed to the lubricating oil covered by Specification MIL-L-7808 and the acid esters, di-2-etbyl hexyl adipate and di-2-etbyl hexyl sebacate. Need for an investigation was realized upon receipt of information that fabrics had been damaged when exposed to synthetic lubricants. In order to accomplish the desired program a series of fabrics composed of fibers that are commonly used in USAF fabrics was exposed to the above synthetic lubricants at room temperature and at l60 F. After exposure, laundering and dry cleaning tests were conducted to determine their effect in conjunction with the lubricants. By diaphragm burst tests it was found that no damage was apparent in the fabrics used when exposed to the above synthetic lubricants.


Descriptors :   *TEXTILES , *LUBRICANTS , DEGRADATION , SYNTHETIC MATERIALS , ESTERS


Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Textiles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE