THE IMPACT OF TRIBOCORROSION ON WEAR OF WORK PARTS OF THE SCREW PRESS
- 1 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Osijek, Slavonski Brod, Croatia
- 2 University Applied Science Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
In the production of oil in the oil mill parts of the equipment wear due to contact with seeds which contain microabrasive particles. This wear manifests itself by changing the dimensions and geometry of the screw press. The paper analyzes the influence of tribocorrosive wear on the workpieces of the screw press. The appearance of wear is most likely due to the action of aggressive media, in this case the oilseeds. In the experimental part of this paper, on samples made of cast steel and austenistic stainless steel, following laboratory tests were performed: electrochemical testing, testing of chemical composition of the base material, wear analysis, microstructure recording and hardness testing. Based on the laboratory testing, conclusion was that the austenistic stainless steels 304L and 316L with nitrated surfaces exhibit better resistance to tribo-corrosion wear in relation to cast steel GS-42CrMo4.