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Low Volatile Organic Content (VOC) Solid Film Lubricant

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
59317
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N01-153-07
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc.
9063 Bee Caves Road Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Low Volatile Organic Content (VOC) Solid Film Lubricant
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-02-C-3014
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Dry film lubricants are used extensively in military and commercial aircraft engines to prevent galling, fretting and seizing and to aid in maintenance disassembly and re-assembly. Most dry film lubricants contain volatile organic compounds as carriersolvents. Many also contain lead compounds for added endurance life and antimony oxide as a corrosion inhibitor. Graphite is often used as a lubricant by itself or with other solid lubricants. Each of these components poses an environmental hazard andtheir use must be discontinued. TRI/Austin proposes to develop a water-based system containing alternative lubricants and additives that will be environmentally and toxicologically benign, meets the requirements of MIL-L-23398 and MIL-L-46147, and can beapplied using standard procedures with minimal impact to the Navy. The technical challenge to be faced in this development involves obtaining an adequate dispersion of the lubricant in the water-binder solution so that coating segregation does not occurduring binder cure. The proposed new dry film lubricant will be environmentally and toxicologically benign without deleterious impact to existing Navy field practices.

Principal Investigator:

George P. Hansen
Principal Scientist
5122632101
ghansen@tri-austin.com

Business Contact:

Monte Fellingham
Contracts Administrator
5122632101
mfellingham@tri-austin.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc.
9063 Bee Caves Road Austin, TX 78733

EIN/Tax ID: 742518103
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No