Lubrication remains one of the significant problem areas in marine engineering and, while this is partly due to our limited knowledge of the phenomena involved, the author takes the position that such troubles are largely due to lack of relevant practical knowledge. The paper sets out to help in the alleviation of this problem by discussing the types and nature of lubrication failure commonly encountered, and details six examples drawn from recent service records. While any failure matters, for the purpose of satisfactory analysis and a rational approach to the problems involved, it is important to distinguish between types of failure. The definition of the terms "lubrication" and "failure" as used in this paper is therefore, also discussed.

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    • Presented at the joint symposium of the Institute of Marine Engineers and the English Ministry of Transport, Feb. 23, 1973.
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    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Jakeman, R W
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

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  • Accession Number: 00050969
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Series B, Part 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM