Corrosive wear in crosshead diesel engines


Helden, A.K. van and Valentijn, M.C. and Doorn, H.M.J. van (1989) Corrosive wear in crosshead diesel engines. Tribology International, 22 (3). pp. 189-193. ISSN 0301-679X

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Abstract:Existing theories describe corrosive wear in crosshead diesel engines in terms of acid condensation, when the temperature in the combustion space drops below the dew point. Here a theory is proposed which stresses the role of alkaline cylinder lubricants in protecting the metal surface. Calculated liner wear rates as a function of fuel sulphur content, feed rate and alkalinity of the oil, and axial position are in satisfactory agreement with experimental data.
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Copyright:© 1989 Elsevier
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