A comparison of some biodegradable hydraulic fluids and engine oils

Joseph Manuel Sr Perez, K. Cheenkachorn, W. A. Lloyd

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Abstract

Environmentally friendly fuels and lubricants research on hydraulic fluids, engine oils, greases and industrial applications is of interest to government agencies and manufacturers of equipment, engines and vehicles. The key to increasing the use of renewable natural resources is developing fluids of equivalent performance to petroleum base products, at an acceptable product cost. The well known drawbacks of vegetable oils are oxidation stability and low temperature properties. This study compares commercial fluids and laboratory formulations as to their rheological properties and uses different approaches to solve both the low temperature and the oxidative stability problems. Frictions and wear characteristics of the fluids are evaluated and several fluids are compared laboratory bench tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventSAE International Off-Highway Congress - Co-located with CONEXPO-CON/AGG - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Mar 19 2002Mar 21 2002

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OtherSAE International Off-Highway Congress - Co-located with CONEXPO-CON/AGG
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period3/19/023/21/02

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Perez, J. M. S., Cheenkachorn, K., & Lloyd, W. A. (2002). A comparison of some biodegradable hydraulic fluids and engine oils. Paper presented at SAE International Off-Highway Congress - Co-located with CONEXPO-CON/AGG, Las Vegas, NV, United States. https://doi.org/10.4271/2002-01-1498