PUB – Einfluss der relativen Feuchte auf die elektrostatische Aufladung


Im Rahmen der AJK Fluids 2019 in San Francisco, CA, USA ist eine Veröffentlichung zum Thema „Einfluss der relativen Feuchte auf die elektrostatische Aufladung“ erschienen.

  Diagramm Ladungsdichte über relativer Feuchte Charge density over relative humidity of different fluids

Hydraulic fluids evolved these past years and some of these changes resulted in hydraulic fluids with lower conductivity. Standards, such as ISO 11158, do not mention electric conductivity, thus resulting in little awareness of the potential complications associated with poor conductivity. Poor conductivity facilitates electrostatic charging in a system, which in turn may lead to a shortened service life of the hydraulic fluid and filter elements. Relative humidity has been seldomly considered in electrostatic charging of hydraulic fluids. In this paper a small scale test bench that integrates a Faraday’s cup into a Searle-viscometer is used to test three thydraulic fluids of the HLP 46 type at 20°C at varying relative humidities. The test results show that all fluids, independent of their initial conductivity, exhibit a larger charging tendency as the relative humidity increases.