Standardization of tribo-testing

The standard apparatus and procedure are helpful to accelerate the screening test in tribological field. Moreover many de-facto standard tribo-testing techniques and related analytical methods defined in the existing standard are applied not only to evaluation of frictional materials and lubricants but also to diagnosis for machinery. Some round robin tests using these de-facto standard techniques are carried out to develop new standards in ISO, ASTM and so on. Such activities are also effective for training and upskilling of the operator. The practical study cases by the standardized approach and the promotion activities for the standardization will be discussed widely in this session.


  • Hiroki Mano (AIST) /