Effects of metal counter surfaces on friction and wear of polymeric seal materials in hydrogen

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    Abstract

    This paper describes dry reciprocating sliding tests of polymers against some metallic materials in gaseous hydrogen. The polymers tested included PTFE, PTFE composites, PVDF and UHMWPE, while the metallic counterfaces included hardened bearing steel, austenitic stainless steel and cobalt-based alloy. The sliding tests revealed that friction and wear depended on the counterface materials, and that the initial running-in wear influenced the subsequent steady state friction and wear. XPS analysis showed that friction and wear of the four fluorine containing polymers depended on the formation of metal fluoride on the metallic counterface.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBHR Group - 21st International Conference on Fluid Sealing
    Pages167-178
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
    Event21st International Conference on Fluid Sealing - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    Duration: Nov 30 2011Dec 1 2011

    Publication series

    NameBHR Group - 21st International Conference on Fluid Sealing

    Other

    Other21st International Conference on Fluid Sealing
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityMilton Keynes
    Period11/30/1112/1/11

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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