Investigation to Remove Lead and Antimony from Solid Film Lubricants
Final rept. 28 Aug 2000-26 Jul 2001
ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND WARREN MI
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This report has been prepared under the Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States of America. The author is the POC for all technical matters regarding solid film lubricants within the German Bundeswehr. The report gives a summary about common solid film lubricant specifications and testing. This paper also covers the fundamentals of solid film lubricants. Topics discussed include the correlation between Falex endurance life and load carrying capacity to real field applications, galvanic corrosion caused by graphite in solid film lubricant formulations, and indications for successful application. The report includes test procedure datasheets for single test procedures and a questionnaire regarding the requirements of a tribological system to solid film lubricants. The report mainly deals with solid film lubricants conforming MIL-PRF-46010, MIL-PRF-46147 and MIL-L-23398.
- Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids