Accession Number : ADA187131

Title :   Characterization of the Arc/Spark Excitation Sources Used in the Spectrometric Oil Analysis Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 14 Sep 84-14 Nov 85,

Corporate Author : DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Kauffman, Robert E. ; Rhine, Wendell E.

Report Date : 05 OCT 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 203

Abstract : A program is being conducted to improve the particle detection capability of the rotating disk electrode arc/spark source atomic emission spectrometer, i.e., the A/E35U-3. This spectrometer is the primary spectrometer used by over 200 of the tri-service Joint Oil Analysis Program (JOAP) Laboratories. Specifically, the A/E35U-3 emission spectrometer is used by 82 percent of the Air Force, 96 percent of the Navy, and 100 percent of the Army JOAP Laboratories. The initial investigation determined the factors which limit the particle detection capability of the A/E35U-3 spectrometers. The results of this investigation were delineated in NAEC-92-169, Spectrometer Sensitivity Investigations on the Spectrometric Oil Analysis Program. Keywords: Lubricant contaminants; Particle analysis; Wear metal analysis; Rotating disk electrode; Atomic emission spectroscopy; Engine condition monitoring; Condensed arc source; A/E35U-3; High voltage AC spark source, Electrothermal atomization, A/E35U-1.

Descriptors :   *ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY, *ATOMIZATION, *EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY, *OILS, *SPECTROMETERS, AIR FORCE, CONTAMINANTS, DETECTION, DISKS, ELECTRODES, ENGINES, LUBRICANTS, METALS, MONITORING, PARTICLES, ROTATION, SENSITIVITY, SPECTROMETRY, THERMOELECTRICITY, WEAR.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE