Accession Number : ADA116336

Title :   New Approach for Replacing Brake Fluid in Military Vehicles,

Corporate Author : ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Chapin,Charles C ; Conley,James H ; Jamison,Robert G

PDF Url : ADA116336

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : A new method for converting military vehicles to silicone brake fluid has been developed. This method involves the use of an intermediate fluid to bring about a density inversion so that when the silicone brake fluid is added to the system, the polyglycol/solvent (2-Ethylhexanol; 2-EH) layer is displaced by the silicone fluid. The method has been tested in laboratory experiments as well as in several different types of vehicles. The use of this method, which is very effective at polyglycol removal, can be expected to increase the drop in maintenance costs (primarily due to component corrosion). In addition, the fluid remaining in the system after conversion has a very high vapor lock temperature and is functional at low temperatures. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Brakes, *Brake fluids, *Military vehicles, Replacement, Materials handling equipment, Laboratory tests, Gas chromatography, Methodology, Silicones, Phase, Inversion, Density, Filling, Hexenes, Corrosion, Removal, Solvents, Costs, Maintenance

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE