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Tribology Investigation of Automotive Air Condition (AAC) Compressor by using Al2O3/PAG Nanolubricant

Aminullah, A. R. M. and Azmi, W. H. and A. A. M., Redhwan and M. Z., Sharif and Nurul Nadia, Mohd Zawawi and K., Kadirgama and M. N. S., Ashraf (2018) Tribology Investigation of Automotive Air Condition (AAC) Compressor by using Al2O3/PAG Nanolubricant. Journal of Mechanical Engineering, SI 5 (1). pp. 49-61. ISSN 1823-5514

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Abstract

Lubrication is a requisite for any mechanical equipment that moved to avoid wear of sliding parts and enhance the equipment operation consistency. The objective of this study was to seek a new improved automotive air conditioning (AAC) compressor lubricant to enhanced AAC performances. The type of compressor is piston type, Sanden SD 7H10, that normally used by Malaysia compact car. The tribological investigation was focusing on Coefficient of friction and wear rate. The wear rate and coefficient of friction (COF) of Alumina/Polyalkylene glycol (Al2O3/PAG) nanolubricant were evaluated employing reciprocating test conditions to replicate a piston ring/cylinder liner contact following the ASTM G 181-11 Standard. Al2O3 nanoparticle was dispersed in PAG lubricant for volume concentrations between 0.006 to 0.014 vol %. Al2O3/PAG nanolubricant with 0.010 % vol. concentration showed the best reduction of frictional power loss. The enhancement of power saving due to frictional losses was up to 7.59 % compared to pure PAG lubricant.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nanolubricant, Alumina, Coefficient of friction, wear rate
Faculty/Division: Centre of Excellence: Automotive Engineering Centre
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2018 04:58
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2018 04:58
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/21584
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