Accession Number:

ADA954947

Title:

Examination and Tests of Hydraulic Brake Fluids and Defective Brake Mechanisms

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1947-08-20

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The object of this report is to review the examination and tests made on two hydraulic brake fluids and six defective wheel brake mechanisms submitted by Aberdeen Proving Ground at the request of ORDTB-Fuels and Lubricants, with special consideration to the possibility of galvanic corrosion as a cause of failure of brake mechanisms. It is recommended that some cnsideration be given to the use of a non-gumming inhibited mineral oil as a brake fluid and that better mechanical protection against moisture and dust be given to operating ends of wheel brake cylinders.

Subject Categories:

  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE