|Lab Test Methods for Lubes amp; Greases Used in EVs
|Dr Raj Shah
|Mr Hugo Ramos
Mr Stanley Zhang
|Koehler Instrument Company, Inc.
Abstract Information :
Due to the rise of global warming awareness and greenhouse gases in the world, many people are looking for ways to reduce their carbon emissions to better the environment around them. One of the ways people have sought to resolve this issue is through the use of electric vehicles EVs instead of the conventional gasoline-powered vehicles. With the increase in demand for EVs, different types of materials are needed in order to produce such vehicles while maintaining their efficiency. Lubricants and greases serve this purpose by reducing friction, providing cooling to the electric motor and battery pack, and extending the lifetime of the EV. As mentioned before, there are special types of lubricants and greases that are needed in EVs that would not be used in a normal vehicle. Many properties must be examined using different lab test methods in order for it to be efficient within an EV motor. For this reason, many different test methods must be developed to determine if the lubricant is suitable for an EV. These test methods must also be in accordance with the American Society of Testing and Materials ASTM specifications. In this poster, we will explore the different lab test methods that will examine the different properties in lubricants and greases to find if they are suitable for EVs.rn