Accession Number:

AD0632713

Title:

DRY LUBRICANTS AND CORROSION

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL IL

Report Date:

1962-12-05

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The paper discusses dry film lubricants from the standpoint of use by the military services, the Army in particular. For military purposes, a dry film lubricant is defined as a solid material which reduces friction and wear and at the same time provides corrosion protection. A summary of the types of dry lubricants and their desirable characteristics is given along with a discussion of the factors affecting the efficiency of the dry film lubricants. Recent work on the development of a dry film lubricant with a long wear life and corrosion protective properties is discussed. This work shows that graphite is not a desirable component in a dry film lubricant because it accelerates corrosion. The paper lists general applications for dry film lubricants and specific Ordnance applications such as on the XM34 Littlejohn Rocket Launcher.

Subject Categories:

  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE