Effects of high pressure hydrogen on wear of PTFE and PTFE composite

Yoshinori Sawae, Kazuhiro Nakashima, S. Doi, T. Murakami, Joichi Sugimura

    研究成果: 書籍/レポート タイプへの寄稿会議への寄与

    5 被引用数 (Scopus)


    Machine components in the fuel cell vehicle and related hydrogen infrastructures are operating within high pressure hydrogen gas. Especially, polymer seals used in gas compressors and regulator valves should be articulating against their metal counter face in pressurized hydrogen gas. However, the effect of high pressure hydrogen gas on tribological behavior of sliding surfaces has not been identified yet. In this study, effects of the pressurized hydrogen gas environment on wear behavior of polymeric sealing materials were examined by exposing polymer specimens and their sliding counterface to the high pressure hydrogen gas prior to the wear test. Unfilled polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and 15% graphite filled PTFE were tested as representative polymer sealing materials and 316L austenitic stainless steel was used as a sliding counterface. Results of X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS) analysis of the exposed stainless surface indicated that metal oxides in the surface passive layer of 316L stainless steel could be reduced to some extent by high pressure hydrogen. Increased metal contents of the stainless surface enhanced the development of polymer transfer film and consequently lower the specific wear rate of PTFE and PTFE composites.

    ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings of the ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference 2009, IJTC2009
    出版ステータス出版済み - 6月 24 2010
    イベント2009 ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference, IJTC2009 - Memphis, TN, 米国
    継続期間: 10月 19 200910月 21 2009


    その他2009 ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference, IJTC2009
    CityMemphis, TN

    !!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • コロイド化学および表面化学
    • 流体および伝熱
    • 表面および界面


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