EVALUATION OF MOLYBDENUM DISULFIDE (MOS//2) AS AN ADDITIVE FOR RAILROAD WHEEL MOUNTING COMPOUNDS -- INTERIM REPORT

The Association of American Railroads specifies the use of a white lead compound to press-fit railroad car wheels onto axles. It seeks assistance in the development of alternate lubricants because of recent restrictions on the use of toxic materials. This interim report reviews testing of MoS sub 2 containing wheel mounting compounds in laboratory and field evaluations of wheel mounting and removal. The testing indicates that several of the candidate materials containing MoS sub 2 demonstrate that nontoxic, unleaded lubricants can be made available with characteristics similar to current approved products.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Lubricating Engineers

    838 Busse Highway
    Park Ridge, IL  USA  60068
  • Authors:
    • Kunz Jr, E J
    • Ridson, T J
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 444-447
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188132
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM