Corrosion Resistance of Weapon Lubricants
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL IL
Pagination or Media Count:
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.
- Properties of Metals and Alloys
- Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids