Grease Stability Under Vibrating Conditions

Hargreaves, Douglas J. & Fatchudin, E. (2005) Grease Stability Under Vibrating Conditions. In International Tribology Conference, 29 May - 2 June, Kobe, Japan.

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In Australian industry, centralised lubrication systems are used to deliver grease to various mechanical components, usually bearings. In many situations, the length of the delivery lines is in excess of 20 metres. These lines meander through other pieces of equipment and infrastructure. In some situations when these lines are attached to support devices that are subject to vibration, the delivery pipes have become “plugged” because the oil in the grease has leaked/separated from the grease matrix. This scenario is very costly to the owner/operator of the equipment as a lack of lubrication can cause major repair/maintenance costs. A laboratory test procedure has been devised to evaluate the suitability of various greases to remain stable under these conditions.

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ID Code: 13635
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: lubrication, grease stability, vibrating conditions
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified (091399)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult authors)
Deposited On: 30 May 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:59

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