Accession Number : ADA019524

Title :   Performance of Army Arctic Engine Oils in Hydraulic and Power Transmission Fluid Systems.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jun 73-Jun 75,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TEX ARMY FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Lestz,Sidney J. ; Hopler,Paul D. ; Bowen,Thomas C.

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Development of the Army's new Arctic Engine Oil (OEA) Specification MIL-L-46167 required numerous laboratory and field engine evaluations as well as large scale laboratory and field testing of these new lubricants in military hydraulic and power transmission fluid systems (HPTF). Another report emphasizes the engine performance aspects of these synthetic oils, and now the current report points up and emphasizes the significant performance areas in military HPTF systems. The new oils function well as year-round lubricants in Army HPTF systems including: automatic and power-shift transmissions, power steering units, hydraulic winches, pumps, and mechanical and construction equipment hydraulic systems. It appears that the new synthetic arctic engine oils have significant potential military applications in HPTF systems outside arctic regions as well as inside the arctic. Problem areas are discussed and a recommendation is advanced for the development of a truly 'universal' HPTF.

Descriptors :   *Lubricants, *Diesel engines, *Hydraulic fluids, Performance(Engineering), Tanks(Combat vehicles), Field tests, Tank engines, Laboratory equipment, Compatibility, Transmission fluids, Cold weather tests, Arctic regions

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE