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Investigation of the anti-wear characteristics of palm oil methyl ester using a four-ball tribometer test

Maleque, Md. Abdul and Masjuki, H.H. (1997) Investigation of the anti-wear characteristics of palm oil methyl ester using a four-ball tribometer test. Wear, 206 (1-2). pp. 179-186. ISSN 0043-1648

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the anti-wear characteristics of palm oil methyl ester (POME) in elastohydrodynamic lubrication of EN31 steel ball bearings. A conventional four-ball wear testing machine with different loads was used at 1500 rev miny1 and a test duration of 1 min at ambient room temperature (approximately 28 8C). Optical microscopy of wear worn surfaces revealed the wear mode of mating surfaces. The results provide an nderstanding of the wear characteristics of ball bearings under POME contaminated lubricants. It was found that POME worked as an additive and improved the anti-wear characteristics. The flash temperature parameter (FTP) of the lubricant after each test was also measured.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6103/29638
Uncontrolled Keywords: Four-ball machine; Palm oil methyl ester; Wear; Flash temperature parameter
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T175 Industrial research. Research and development
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy > TN600 Metallurgy
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr. Md Abdul Maleque
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2013 11:12
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2014 11:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29638

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