Standard Test Method for Endurance (Wear) Life and Load-Carrying Capacity of Solid Film Lubricants (Falex Pin and Vee Method)
|Publication Date:||1 September 2020|
|ICS Code (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products):||75.100|
This test method (see Note 1) covers the determination of the endurance (wear) life and load-carrying capacity of dry solid film lubricants in sliding steel-on-steel applications.
NOTE 1-Reference may be made to Coordinating Research Council, Inc. (CRC) Report No. 419, "Development of Research Technique for Measuring Wear Life of Bonded Solid Lubricant Coatings for Airframes, Using the Falex Tester." See also SAE Aerospace Standard AS5272.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard except where equipment is supplied using inch-pound units and would then be regarded as standard. The metric equivalents of inch-pound units given in such cases in the body of the standard may be approximate.
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