Accession Number : ADA302343

Title :   Recent Experience With Synthetic Hydrocarbon Lubricants for Spacecraft Applications.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Carre, D. J. ; Kalogeras, C. G. ; Didziulis, S. V. ; Fleischauer, P. D.

PDF Url : ADA302343

Report Date : 20 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Synthetic hydrocarbon oils are a relatively new class of spacecraft lubricants. They offer several advantages over petroleum-based oils, such as lower volatility and lower reactivity. In this paper, we present four cases in which the performances of synthetic hydrocarbon oils in certain applications are compared to the performances of mineral oils and other synthetic oils and an experimental investigation of additive performance. In all cases, the performances of the synthetic hydrocarbon oils were superior. jg p.3

Descriptors :   *SPACECRAFT, *HYDROCARBONS, *LUBRICANTS, *SYNTHETIC MATERIALS, REACTIVITIES, ADDITIVES, VOLATILITY, OILS, MINERAL OILS, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS.

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Organic Chemistry
      Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE