Tribologi Laboratory

Tribology laboratory focuses on the green tribology and engine performance research leading into clean energy. The study in tribology plays an important role in the design and maintenance of mechanical systems, including engines, bearings, gears, brakes, and other moving parts. By understanding the properties of surfaces and the mechanisms of their interaction, tribologists can develop new materials and lubricants that can improve the efficiency and durability of mechanical systems, reducing the energy consumption and environmental impact of these systems.

Tribology Lab is under the management of G-TriboE research group.

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Equipments

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The Pin/Ball-on-Disc Tribometer is used to determine tribological characteristics of a wide range of materials in a variety of conditions like different normal loads and temperature settings. The operation of this system is by pressing a stationary pin, against a rotating disc at a specified speed.

This equipment is used for the determination of wear preventive characteristics of lubricating oils and the measurement of extreme-pressure properties of lubricating fluids; including the maximum no clamping load PB, the sintering load PD, the comprehensive wear value of ZMZ and other three indicators.

A CVD coating is a material applied to a surface by a method called chemical vapor deposition. 

This device is used for non-contact measurement at the highest accuracy and essential to the manufacturing process. It uses a triple scan approach, where laser confocal, focus variation, and white light interferometry scanning methods are used depending on the situation, so that high-accuracy measurement and analysis can be performed on any target.

Laser texturing is a process to create a mark on a material by eliminating a section of the surface-coated layer on the material. A mark which is bright or white-colored will remain on the surface, dependent upon the contrast created by the original coating.

A flash point meter is an instrument that determines the flash point of a sample. To find the flash point, the liquid is heated in a container and then a small flame is introduced just above the liquid surface. The temperature recorded as the flashpoint.

Ultrasonic homogenizers are used to disrupt cells and tissues via sound waves and the cavitation that they cause. The homogenizer tip vibrates rapidly, creating bubbles that form and collapse. This action tears apart any cells or particles in the solution.

UV spectroscopy can be used to study conformational changes in molecules such as monoclonal antibodies or proteins. The measured UVvis absorption spectra  after a tribological test can be used to detect the changes in the structure of a material.

This device is to clean test sieves. It employs ultrasonic technology to generate vibrations that agitate the fluid and break down any accumulation of material.

An Emission Gas Analyzer is a device used to measure exhaust gases caused by combustion. It effectively measures different gases present and gives readings about their content.

This instrument works by providing user the energy content of a biofuel or biodiesel sample. This analyzer provides industry professionals with the means to determine fuel quality and valuation.

A microbalance is an exceptionally precise instrument used for weighing very small samples with a high degree of accuracy.

To perform storage tank mixing process for biofuel blending and agitating.

A device that heats two pre-fluxed and tinned parts to a temperature sufficient to melt and flow the solder, cure it.

Ultrasonic baths are a cleaning method that uses ultrasound and a liquid to clean objects. It is used for the final cleaning of components and tools. Ultrasonic baths use cavitation bubbles induced by high-frequency pressure (sound) waves to agitate a liquid.

A viscometer is a tool that is used to measure the viscosity of a material. By measuring the viscosity, the viscometer is able to quantify the thickness or the amount of internal friction of a material.

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Contact Us

To know more about this lab, or if you require a specific service to serve your needs.

Assoc. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Mohd Rizal Alkahari

Manager of CARe

rizalalkahari@utem.edu.my

+6062704464

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