Accession Number : ADA260161


Title :   Evaluation of Engine, Hydraulic, Power Transmission, and Final Drive Lubricants for Use in Army Combat/Tactical Transmissions


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Nov 1988-Sep 1991


Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX BELVOIR FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH FACILITY


Personal Author(s) : Marback, Howard W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260161.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : The objective of this program was to investigate commercial/ proprietary hydraulic/power transmission fluids to establish criteria for supporting the use of military specification products in satisfying manufacturer warranty requirements and fully meeting equipment lubrication needs. The effort included the evaluation of selected candidate fluids through, chemical/physical analyses and in transmission performance tests as defined in proprietary commercial fluid specifications. Twenty lubricants were selected from a wide variety of commercial/proprietary/military engine, power transmission, hydraulic and final drive lubricants and evaluated with selected chemical/physical and bench tests. From these data, three lubricants underwent performance evaluation. The results of this work show that the military lubricants will meet the manufacturer warranty requirements with only a few upgrade modifications and that an OEA-30 engine, hydraulic, power transmission, and final drive lubricant could be developed, thereby allowing the continued multipurpose use of MIL-2104 lubricant combat/tactical ground equipment. The development of an OEA-30 lubricant for the MIL-2104 lubricant specification will remove two lubricant grades and eliminate the MIL-46167 specification from the Qualified Products List.... Lubricants, Transmission, Engine, Hydraulic, Final drives, Tests, Friction.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , *PERFORMANCE TESTS , *TRANSMISSION FLUIDS , *HYDRAULIC POWER , TEST AND EVALUATION , SPECIFICATIONS , FLUIDS , FRICTION , BENCH TESTS , FINAL DRIVES , LUBRICATION , LUBRICANTS , HYDRAULICS , ENGINES , REQUIREMENTS , WARFARE


Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE