As part of an exchange programme, two USSR railroad car journal box oils, a summer and northern grade, were received in Canada in 1976 for laboratory testing. Testing of the USSR oils and various refined and re-refined Canadian oils revealed that the two dark-coloured USSR oils are widecut, and more aromatic and polar than Canadian oils, presumably having been made from aromatic/naphthenic crude which has also given them a low viscosity index. Both USSR oils show excellent demulsibility and anti-rust properties and both probably contain an anti-friction additive. The USSR summer oil has a viscosity at 100 deg C comparable to that of a Canadian summer oil, but the USSR northern oil has very low viscosities over a broad temperature range suggesting application for far northern regions, e.g., Siberia. Data from the testing of five USA oil samples obtained in September, 1978 are appended. Two of these oils (premium, refined) like the USSR oils are aromatic/naphthenic and polar, but, unlike the USSR oils, have a VI greater than 100.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Lubricating Engineers

    838 Busse Highway
    Park Ridge, IL  United States  60068
  • Authors:
    • Strigner, P L
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

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  • Pagination: p. 390-400
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324503
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM