High Temperature Tribological Lubricants for Low Heat Rejection, High Temperature Operation Diesel Engine

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAE07-03-C-L08
Agency Tracking Number: A022-2264
Amount: $119,942.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
116 Holloway Road, Ballwin, MO, 63011
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Harold McCormick
 (636) 394-3331
Business Contact
 Harold McCormick
Title: President
Phone: (636) 394-3331
Email: ckenginc@aol.com
Research Institution
The objective of this program is to research, formulate, and test high-temperature lubricants, materials, and modified cylinder systems optimized dimensionally for high-temperature operation. The lubricants, related materials, and system design are tooperate at a top ring reversal temperature of 410 deg C max and a sump temperature of 175 deg C. The resultant system should provide deposit levels, wear rates, and lubricant durability (viscosity change, soot loading, etc.) similar to well-developedlubricant systems in conventional diesel engines. The development of an effective high-temperature diesel engine could have very favorable results when applied to commercial applications; i.e., sigificant reduction in fuel usage and elimination of initialcost, weight, and maintenance cost associated with water pump, hoses, radiator, etc. Lubrication and cylinder kit life have been identified as major obstacles to the adoption of the adiabatic engine concept.

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