Experimental Evaluation of Efficiency of Grease Modified by Products of Plasma Recondensation
V. V. Safonov1, A. S. Azarov2, V. V. Venskaitis3, V. A. Mukhin4, A. S. Denisov5, V. N. Baskov6
1V.V. Safonov, Saratov State Agrarian University, Saratov, Russia.
2A.S. Azarov, Saratov State Agrarian University, Saratov, Russia.
3V.V. Venskaitis, Saratov State Agrarian University, Saratov, Russia.
4V.A. Mukhin, Saratov State Agrarian University, Saratov, Russia.
5A.S. Denisov, Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov, Saratov, Russia.
6V.N. Baskov, Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov, Saratov, Russia.
Manuscript received on 07 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 March 2019 | PP: 479-483 | Volume-8 Issue-5, March 2019 | Retrieval Number: D2662028419/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Literature review has revealed that operation lifetime of roller bearings is a factor determining reliability of automotive machinery. In order to increase the lifetime of roller bearings, it is proposed to modify their grease. This method can be applied during machinery operation and does not require for additional chemical–thermal and mechanical treatment of bearings involving complicated and expensive equipment. A modified grease was experimentally developed on the basis of Lithol-24, Russian standard GOST 21150-87 with nanosized metal particles obtained by plasma recondensation. Comparative tribological experiments of commercial grease and nanosized grease demonstrated efficiency of the latter. The acquired experimental results demonstrated that gamma-percentile life of the bearings operating with the developed grease was by 2.4–2.8 times higher than that of the bearings operating with the commercial grease.
Keyword: Operation Lifetime, Roller Bearings, Greasing Composition, Metal Nanoparticles.
Scope of the Article: Production