Generation of a cooling lubricant-aerosol for separation tests

M. Kaul*, E. Schmidt, University of Wuppertal, Germany

Cooling lubricants are widely used during mechanical metal processing like turning, milling or grinding. The main purpose is to cool down the work piece and to remove the chips avoiding damages to the work piece itself or the tools.

Due to high rotation speed connected with a corresponding thermal energy lubricants can be atomised to submicron droplets. For filter testing or assessment of other separating systems it is necessary to generate a defined and unchanging aerosol.

At the Institute of Particle Technology of the University of Wuppertal a test rig has been built to study the influence of several parameters like e.g. lubricant flow rate, rotation speed and work piece temperature on the cooling lubricant-aerosol. The test rig consists of...

Session: G10 - Short Oral + Poster Presentations
Day: 12 October 2016
Time: 14:45 - 16:45 h

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