PEFTEC - Abstract

Abstract Title: Latest Technologies in Laboratory Corrosion Testing for Lubricants and Greases
Abstract Type: Poster
Session Choice: Other
Presenter Name: Dr Raj Shah
Co-authors:Mr Kyle Lin
Mr Stanley Zhang
Company/Organisation: Koehler Instrument Company, Inc.
Country: United States

Abstract Information :

Corrosion is a large problem which can cause severe and costly consequences that not only applies to the manufacturing industry, but also in industries that require large amounts of metal equipment to function, such as in petroleum and petrochemical processing. Lubricants, such as greases, however, can help prevent corrosion of the machine or instrument as well as ensuring the reliability of them. With these machines under constant exposure to corrosion through oxygen, hydrogen, and water, lubricants are a necessary expenditure to ensure the continuous function of the instruments. To predict how a lubricant grease functions while submerged though, in water or any electrolytic substance, is more difficult, as one must determine the greases water solubility, non-reactivity with water, prevention to corrosiveness, and other factors that may affect the grease in damaging conditions. With the use of the latest technology, specifically the K9445X corrosion tester, it is made possible to test the ability of these lubricants to protect against corrosion while surrounded by damaging environments. This poster will detail the instruments ability to standardize the method of testing the lubricant greases to ensure its performance to protect industrial components. rn