FUEL SULFUR IS ON THE INCREASE AND THERE EXISTS NO DIRECT METHOD FOR ALERTING DIESEL ENGINE OPERATORS AS TO THE DESIRABILITY OF CHANGING LUBRICATING OIL.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Amount:
$49,999.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1984
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
1264
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cape Cod Research Inc
P.o. Box 600, Buzzards Bay, MA, 02532
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 DR. MYLES WALSH
 PRESIDENT
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
FUEL SULFUR IS ON THE INCREASE AND THERE EXISTS NO DIRECT METHOD FOR ALERTING DIESEL ENGINE OPERATORS AS TO THE DESIRABILITY OF CHANGING LUBRICATING OIL. MOST DIESEL OPERATORS NOW CONSIDER PERIODIC OIL ANALYSES AS THEIR FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE IN MAINTAINING EQUIPMENT; THIS METHOD IS BOTH EXPENSIVE AND OFTEN INCONVIENT. THIS RESEARCH EXPLORES THE FEASIBILITY OF USING THE ELECTROCHEMICAL CORROSION OF MULTILAYER DECORATIVE COATINGS TO CONTINUOUSLY MONITOR THE ACIDITY OF DIESEL LUBRICATING OIL. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM SYSTEMATICALLY EXPLORES THE CORROSION RATES OF TERNARY IRON ALLOYS COVERED WITH CHROMIUM OVERLAYERS. CHANGES IN COATING COLOR ALERTS THE OPERATOR TO THE NEED FOR OIL, FILTER AND DIPSTICK CHANGE.

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