Boundary Lubrication Properties of Oxidised Sunflower Oil

N.J. Fox, Gwidon Stachowiak

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    Abstract

    Vegetable oils are a viable source of alternative lubricants, limited by poor oxidation and thermal stabilities. New methods to improve the stability of vegetable oils are becoming available, such as the use of additives or modifications to the fatty acid compositions, but in all cases the oils will eventually begin to breakdown. The purpose of this study was to observe the changes occurring within sunflower oil during extended storage at elevated temperatures and then to examine what effect these changes had on the boundary lubrication properties.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)15-20
    JournalLubrication Engineering
    Volume59
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

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