Accession Number:

ADA532611

Title:

Corrosion Resistance of Weapon Lubricants

Descriptive Note:

Briefing charts

Corporate Author:

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-02-11

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

INTRODUCTION Used animal fat for lubrication as far back as 1400BC Oils became available as lubricants in 1859 Dry lubricant formulations became available in the 1950s. WEAPON SYSTEM LUBRICATION CHARACTERISTICS - LUBRICITY - VISCOSITY - CORROSION RESISTANCE LUBRICITY Falex at various loads or 4 ball wear testing with variations in loading were the most common VISCOSITY Numbers at -40 are significant as that is where the weapons are required to function CORROSION RESISTANCE Necessary to insure preservation of function and minimize maintenance.

Subject Categories:

  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE