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Method for testing properties of corrosive lubricants

United States Patent

January 3, 2006
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A method of testing corrosive lubricating media using a wear testing apparatus without a mechanical seal. The wear testing apparatus and methods are effective for testing volatile corrosive lubricating media under pressure and at high temperatures.
Ohi; James (Denver, CO), De La Cruz; Jose L. (San Antonio, TX), Lacey; Paul I. (Wexford, IE)
Southwest Research Institute (San Antonio, TX)
10/ 721,305
November 25, 2003
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The United States Government has a paid-up license in this application and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract No. YXE-8-18033-01 awarded by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.