Lubrication in a Sea Water Environment 630225

Since the Navy's habitat is the ocean area of the world, sea water is an environmental factor which must be reckoned with and, if possible, used to advantage where lubrication of ship' s machinery is concerned. Three situations within the above concept are (1) protection from the environment, (2) utilization of the environment, and (3) adaptation of the environment. Illustrations of the above as related to propulsion machinery and some related equipment are found in (1) need for more effective protection against sea water intrusion in turbine and hydraulic systems, (2) certain specific applications using bearings lubricated by sea water only, and (3) potential improvement in the use of sea water as a lubricant.


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