Accession Number:

ADA459883

Title:

Corrosion Preventing Characteristics of Military Hydraulic Fluids. Part 2

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI

Report Date:

2007-04-16

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Hydraulic systems are widely used in a variety of military applications including ground vehicles, aircraft, and weapon systems. The impact of corrosion on hydraulic systems and its components is well understood however, the protection provided by different hydraulic fluids is not equal. Review of military vehicle hydraulic systems has identified that the most common occurrences of critical corrosion are found in hoses, hose end fittings, actuator arms, pistons, cylinders, and rams. To prevent corrosion in hydraulic systems, the U.S. Army has specified the use of hydraulic fluids with corrosion preventing and rust inhibiting characteristics for ground vehicles.

Subject Categories:

  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE