Accession Number:

AD0602718

Title:

SOLID FILM LUBRICANT SUBSTRATES

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-02-06

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

A comparison of the wear life and corrosion protective ability of RIA Compound 9A and two MIL-L-8937ASG solid film lubricants applied to various substrates was made. The substrates used were 1 grit blasted steel, 2 zinc phosphatized grit blasted steel, 3 zinc phosphatized cadmium plated steel and 4 sulphuric acid anodized and water sealed aluminum. The following conclusions are drawn from this investigation 1 RIA Compound 9A is superior to the two qualified MIL-L-8937ASG lubricants. 2 Corrosion products formed in a salt fog environment do not substantially reduce the lubricating ability of RIA Compound 9A when applied to zinc phosphatized steel, 3 For maximum corrosion protection, sulphuric acid anodized aluminum, water sealed after anodizing, is the best substrate for solid film lubricant coatings. 4 For maximum wear life, zinc phosphatized steel is the best substrate for solid film lubricant coatings. 5 RIA Compound 9A is the only coating examined whose wear life is not significantly reduced by an operating temperature of 400F.

Subject Categories:

  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE