Accession Number : ADA118477

Title :   Oil Wearmetal Analysis by X-Ray (OWAX).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 80-15 Feb 82,


Personal Author(s) : Clark,B C ; Cook,B J

PDF Url : ADA118477

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : A detailed feasibility study has been completed for application of the technique of x-ray fluorescence spectrometry to the analysis of wear metals in aircraft engine lubricants. Through laboratory experimentation, the relative values of various excitation methods, sample treatments, and sensor systems have been established. The recommended approach is based upon the modification of an existing portable x-ray analyzer to include a high-intensity x-ray excitation source, sample filtration, and a small computer for data analysis, display, and storage.

Descriptors :   *Wear, *Metals, *Aircraft engine oils, *X ray luminescence, *X ray spectroscopy, Excitation, Fluorescence, Debris, Lubricants, Iron, Titanium, Copper, Nickel, Chromium, Zinc, Sensitivity, Particle size, Computers, Data processing

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE