TypeConference
TitleEFFECT OF TEMPERATURE ON THE TRIBOLOGICAL PERFORMANCE OF PALM BIODIESEL
SourceNTC-2009-014
AuthorShang Yuen Sia, A. S. M. A. Haseeb, M. A. Fazal, M. I. Jahirul, H. H. Masjuki

Abstract

Biodiesel, as an alternative fuel is steadily gaining attention and significance to replace diesel fuel partially or completely. The tribological performance of biodiesel is crucial for its application in automobiles. In the present study, effect of temperature on the tribological performance of palm biodiesel was investigated by using four ball wear machine. Tests were conducted at temperature 30, 45, 60 and 75√ęC, under a normal load of 40 kg for 1 h at speed 1200 rpm. For each temperature, the tribological properties of diesel (B0) and three biodiesel blends like B10, B20, B50 were investigated and compared. During the wear test, frictional torque was recorded on line. Wear scar of the used ball was investigated by optical microscopy. Results showed that friction and wear were increased with increasing temperature. 


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NTC-2009-014