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A study of vegetable oils as a helical gear lubricant

Ibrahim, Asriana and Ali, Ashikin (2013) A study of vegetable oils as a helical gear lubricant. In: Prosiding Seminar Kebangsaan Aplikasi Sains dan Matematik 2013 (SKASM 2013) , 29-30 Oktober 2013, Batu Pahat, Johor . (Unpublished)


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Advanced research on natural resource as a lubricant in transportation and industrial application is an interesting topic in green technology whereas the natural resources can be used to fulfill the demand and control the impact of human involved. Many researchers had been suggesting that vegetable oil has a potential as an alternative lubricant for engineering process although it has some disadvantages aspect such as poor or low temperature properties. The use of vegetable oils as a helical gear lubricant has not been studied before. This study is to analyse the performance of corn oil, sunflower oil and soybean oil as a helical gear lubricant. Oils sampling was taken periodically fiom the gear test rig within 80 running hours. The oil performance properties such as kinematic viscosity at 40°C and 100°C were measured using Brookfield LVDV-I1 with PRO digital programmable viscometer. Viscosity index for each oil sample was then calculated by using ASTM D2270 method. The experimental data will then be compared to the ideal performance of the synthetic gear lubricant. The finding shows that sunflower oil has good lubricant properties as compared to soybean and corn oil. Sunflower oil has good high temperature properties which is suitable for heavy duty gear application.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: corn oil; sunflower oil; soybean oil; gear lubricant; gear test rig
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ1040-1119 Machinery exclusive of prime movers
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2015 00:53
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2015 00:53
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4513
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