Water-Displacing Fluids and Their Application to Reconditioning and Protecting Equipment
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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A fundamental investigation was made of organic fluids able to displace thin layers of water from metals by a preferential wetting mechanism. The preferred fluids of this class are combined with small concentrations of rust inhibitors of the polar type in order to improve protective and rust- preventive properties. Finally, addition of traces of antioxidants is shown to be effective in giving an increased storage stability to the fluids. Comparisons are given of the new fluids with the commercially available materials. Applications to the reconditioning of electric motors, generators, and starters are described, and a variety of other military and industrial uses are indicated. Some of the most promising of the new compositions are recommended for service tests.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems