Accession Number : ADA116326

Title :   Current Hydraulic Fluids Research in the Department of Defense.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : De Marco,R A

PDF Url : ADA116326

Report Date : 07 Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A survey was conducted to determine the current and anticipated direction of hydraulic fluid research in the Department of Defense (DoD). The principal emphasis currently in each DoD Service is to adapt the Air Force tested, commercially available, halogenated alkanes and halogenated alkyl ethers as nonflammable hydraulic fluids. The use of these materials in Navy systems presents significant problems due to their high density, cost, and potential lack of compatibility with materials in current systems. The development of new fluids for present systems is seriously hampered by their anticipated overall cost, and with the exception of the Air Force, which is looking toward future systems, the development of new fluids is not expected to be a major direction in other DoD laboratories. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Hydraulic fluids, *Research management, High density, Fire resistance, Surveys, Joint military activities, Halogens, Alkanes, Alkyl radicals, Costs, Compatibility

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE