After having carried out numerous tests both in the NS-laboratory in Utrecht and in those of the DB at Gottingen, the E 18a Committee has arrived at the following conclusions all the oils used by the Administrations for the lubrication of axleboxes supply satisfactory results, even at the limit conditions of speed, ambient temperature and load, mixtures of oils of different qualities, both new and aged, do not give rise to any anomaly in behaviour, and as regards the problem of hot boxes, the influence of the original quality factor of the oils is greatly reduced. Under these conditions, the E 18 a Committee does not consider it appropriate to supply the Administrations with recommendations for a possible modification of the specifications or criterions for the purchase of oils for bearings.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    International Union of Railways

    Office of Research and Experiments
    Utrecht,   Netherlands 
  • Publication Date: 1959-7

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  • Pagination: 56 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052775
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Report/Paper Numbers: E18a/RP 1/E Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM