Assessment of the Eaton (Vickers) V-104C Vane Pump as an Anttiwear Lubrication Tester 2002-01-1429
For many years the ASTM D2882 test method, using the V-104C Vane pump, served the industry well to evaluate the lubricating properties of hydraulic fluids at low pressures (< 2000 psi). However, at higher pressures in different types of pumps (i.e. piston pumps), this method may not be reliable enough to predict satisfactory lubrication performance in commercial applications. In this paper the V-104C pump will be evaluated in terms of vane contact force and film thickness parameters to assertain the possibility of using a modified bench test to better predict hydraulic fluid performance at higher pressures.