Experimental Study on the Effect of Different Speeds Applied with Palm Olein Using Pin-on-Disk Tester
The wide use of conventional lubricants causes pollution to the environment and the rising awareness on green house effect has triggered the use of environmental friendly and biodegradable lubricants in the industries. Palm olein was selected to be a candidate due to its superior tribological properties and large production in country. In the research, the behavior of palm olein characteristic was investigated by using pin-on-disk experiment in which the pin was loaded against the rotating grooved disk. The experiments by sliding were performed via pin on disk tester using stainless steel as the material for both flat ended pin and grooved disk. The test were carried out by dropping 5 ml of palm olein as lubricant on the sliding surface at two different speeds which were 0.25 and 1 m/s. In this study, the wear rate of the pin and friction coefficient was investigated. The weight loss and surface roughness before and after experiment were analyzed. All the results obtained were compared to hydraulic oil and paraffinic mineral oil. From the analysis, friction coefficient acquired with lubrication of palm olein was the lowest for both conditions, while the wear rate obtained also showed a similar trend. The pin lubricated with palm show the lowest result of wear rate and weight loss.
A.E. Ismail, A.J. Alimin, A.L. Mohd Tobi, A. Khalid, H.Z. Abdullah, I. Masood, M.H.I. Ibrahim, M. K. Mohd Noor, M.S. Yusof, S. Jamian, S. Salleh, W.A. Siswanto and W.N.A. Wan Muhammad
M.I. Izhan et al., "Experimental Study on the Effect of Different Speeds Applied with Palm Olein Using Pin-on-Disk Tester", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 315, pp. 946-950, 2013