RVS in marine applications
Translation of a test report on using the RVS Technology® in marine applications
- Laboratory studies on the effect of adding the RVS compound in engine and aviation oil on tribotechnical properties of friction pair specimens (steel – cast iron, steel – bronze, cast iron – cast iron) with AYe-5 and 77MT-1 friction machines have been carried out.
- The efficiency of using the RVS compound for decreasing the friction parameters and speeding up the running-in of friction parts of machines and mechanisms (shaft – bearing shell, bushing – shaft, cylinder – piston ring) has been determined.
- It is found out that, when the wear velocity stabilises, adding the RVS compound in the amount of 0.2 percent of the oil volume reduces the friction coefficient by 50 to 60 percent and the temperature on friction surfaces.
- On basis of the results, the recommendations for applying the RVS Technology in marine and river transport have been given.