EFFECT OF SEAWATER ON THE FATIGUE LIFE AND FAILURE DISTRIBUTION OF FLOOD-LUBRICATED ANGULAR CONTACT BALL BEARINGS

Reductions in rolling contact fatigue life as high as 80% were observed during flood-lubricated angular-contact ball bearing studies when 1% by volume of seawater was added to various lubricants as a contaminant. The lubricants investigated were of different chemical and physical classes and included mineral oils, triaryl phosphate, and two recently developed mineral-oil-base seawater-emulsifying hydraulic fluids of different viscosities. A shift in failure distribution, from ball failures to inner and outer race failures, is observed when seawater is added.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Lubricating Engineers

    838 Busse Highway
    Park Ridge, IL  USA  60068
  • Authors:
    • Felsen, I M
    • McQuaid, R W
    • Marzani, J A
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

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  • Accession Number: 00039790
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1973 12:00AM