Increased understanding of wear mechanism in paper machine
Wear of sliding machine elements increases friction, which means increase in energy consumption. New information on what governs wear mechanisms in wet high-velocity sliding has been produced.
Lower friction can reduce fuel consumption by 14 % in trucks and buses
In heavy duty vehicles, 33% of the fuel energy is used to overcome friction. By taking advantage of new technology for friction reduction in heavy duty vehicles, friction losses could be reduced by 14%. This would annually equal worldwide savings of 105 billion euros, 75 billion liters of diesel fuel, and a carbon dioxide emission reduction of 200 million tonnes.
Low friction with graphene oxide composites
Graphene oxide silica composites with good friction and wear performance were developed and used for the first time in steel-steel contacts. These composites provided up to 50% lower friction when used as lubricant additives.
FINAL REPORT: DEMAPP ”Breakthrough Materials for Demanding Applications – from Science to Solutions”
FIMECC DEMAPP (2009–2014) is an industry-led public-private partnership programme (PPP) focusing on application-driven R&D of advanced materials for extreme service conditions. Through a true multi-disciplinary co-operation between the consortium and with key international partners FIMECC DEMAPP has provided a variety of great scientific results which have been rapidly...