Accession Number : ADA117296

Title :   Generation of a System Which Exhibits an Isopycnic in the Conversion of Army Vehicles to Silicone Brake Fluid.

Descriptive Note : Conference paper,

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 : ADA117296

Report Date : 18 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The US Army has been using three different automotive hydraulic brake fluids covered by Federal Specification VV-B-680, for use in all Tank-Automotive equipment (temperate -tropical areas), Military Specification MIL-H 13920 for arctic use, and Military Specification MIL-P-46046 for preservative use (2). These polyglycol and castor oil type fluids are hygroscopic and absorb water while in use which adversely affects their performance by lowering the vapor lock temperature, increasing the low temperature viscosity, and by contributing to component corrosion which can lead to cup scoring, as well as system failure.

Descriptors :   *Brake fluids, *Hydraulic fluids, *Silicones, Military vehicles, Failure(Mechanics), Ethylene glycol, Hygroscopicity, Water absorption tests, Performance(Engineering), Vapor lock, Density, Viscosity, Corrosion, Temperature, Conversion, Multipurpose, Cost effectiveness, Logistics support, Maintenance, Automotive vehicles, Tanks(Combat Vehicles)

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE