Biodegradable elevator hydraulic fluids

J. M. Perez, B. K. Sharma, N. Higgins, S. Z. Erhan

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Abstract

An increase in the use of biodegradable elevator fluids is emerging due to environmental concerns, improved safety features, and reduced friction of these environmentally friendly fluids. The development and the advantages of using an environmentally friendly hydraulic fluid were presented. An elevator hydraulic fluid containing thermally processed soybean oil and selected additives was formulated for use in the Statue of Liberty in 2002. A modification of this fluid was in use at Penn State University. Various elevator fluids were evaluated. All of the elevator hydraulic fluids exhibited acceptable wear values. In general, the coefficient of friction for the vegetable based oils was typically about 8-10% lower than petroleum-based fluids. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the STLE - 62nd Annual Meeting (Philadelphia, PA 5/6-10/2007).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSociety of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers - 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers 2007
Pages1053-1055
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventSociety of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers - 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers 2007 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: May 6 2007May 10 2007

Publication series

NameSociety of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers - 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers 2007
Volume2

Other

OtherSociety of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers - 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers 2007
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period5/6/075/10/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Perez, J. M., Sharma, B. K., Higgins, N., & Erhan, S. Z. (2007). Biodegradable elevator hydraulic fluids. In Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers - 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers 2007 (pp. 1053-1055). (Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers - 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers 2007; Vol. 2).