Investigation of tribological characteristics of non edible castor and mahua oils as bio lubricant for maintenance applications

Amit Kumar Jain, Amit Suhane

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Abstract

Lubricants have a very important role to play in every type of industry in reducing friction and wear between two relatively moving parts. Mainly lubricants are formulated from petroleum oil which is on the verge of extinction thus its price is also increasing at a higher rate. Furthermore these petrobased lubricants are poorly biodegradable and toxic in nature which is highly undesirable due to environmental concerns and health and safety of operator.
This paper represents the investigation of tribological characteristics of non edible vegetable oils as bio lubricants. Formulated oil samples were refined castor oil and its blend with mahua oil at 10%, 20% and 30% mixing ratio. Wear and friction analysis is done using a pin on disk wear testing machine at various parameters
like applied normal load, rotational speed and time. The results (wear rate, frictional force and coefficient of friction) indicate that blend of castor oil with mahua oil at 20% mixing ratio have tremendous capacity for being used in maintenance application particularly in gear applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International and 26th All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference AIMTDR 2014
EditorsU. S. Dixit, R. Ganesh Narayanan, M. Ravi Sankar
PublisherIndian Institute of Technology
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event5th International & 26th All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference - IIT Guwahati, Guwahati, India
Duration: 12 Dec 201414 Dec 2014
https://www.iitg.ac.in/aimtdr2014/ (Link to conference website)

Conference

Conference5th International & 26th All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference
Abbreviated titleAIMTDR 2014
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityGuwahati
Period12/12/1414/12/14
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Keywords

  • bio lubricants
  • castor oil
  • mahua oil
  • tribological characteristics

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