Corrosive wear in crosshead diesel engines

A.K. van Helden, M.C. Valentijn, H.M.J. van Doorn

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Existing theories describe corrosive wear in crosshead diesel engines in terms of acid condensation, when the temperature in the combustion space drops below the dew point. Here a theory is proposed which stresses the role of alkaline cylinder lubricants in protecting the metal surface. Calculated liner wear rates as a function of fuel sulphur content, feed rate and alkalinity of the oil, and axial position are in satisfactory agreement with experimental data.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)189-193
JournalTribology international
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • IR-70536
  • Corrosive wear
  • crosshead engine
  • cylinder oil

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