The main function of most lubricants is to reduce friction and wear between moving surfaces and to abstract heat. They also have to remove debris from the contact area, e.g. combustion products in an engine cylinder. Sometimes they have to protect the lubricated or adjacent parts against corrosion, but this is not a prime function of most lubricants. Many lubricants do contain corrosion inhibitors which are specially formulated to prevent the corrosion of machine parts, particularly when these components are in storage or transit, but these are temporary protectives only. This paper describes the way in which certain additives can enhance the anti-corrosion behaviour of lubricants over a considerable period of time and under arduous operating conditions. Order from BSRA as No. 54,800.

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    Intec Press Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Smith, C A
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00329995
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM