Friction and wear profiles of fuels

Modern diesel and gasoline fuels must not only demonstrate high energy efficiency with minimal pollutant content, but also meet high tribological requirements such as lubricity and wear protection properties. Meaningful measured values – such as the effective value of the friction coefficient from the optional ATD package as well as other characteristic values from the TriboProfiling® package – help you rapidly test and classify large numbers of specimens.

Options

  • You can investigate friction, wear and fretting load carrying capacity of diesel and gasoline fuels under varying load parameters.
  • Our ATD option package provides insights on various aspects of friction behavior such as the effective value of the friction coefficient.
  • You can rapidly examine and classify a wide range of product variants using automated assessment provided by TriboProfiling® analytics.

Exemplary friction and wear test with a diesel fuel on the SRV®

Ill. Friction coefficient of three different fuels in the low-load range.

Red: Diesel 1, Gray: Diesel 2; Blue: Gasoline
Ill. Friction coefficient of three different fuels in the high-load range.

Red: Diesel 1, Gray: Diesel 2; Blue: Gasoline
It is noteworthy that in the high-load range, the friction reduction of the diesel specimens lies in reverse order to those of the low-load range.

Ill. Friction coefficient of three different fuels in the high-load range.