Accession Number : ADD010147
Title : Method and Apparatus for Determination of Lubricant Stability.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Wohltjen,Henry ; Sniegoski,Paul J ; Ravner,Harold
Report Date : 14 Jun 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 13
Abstract : This report describes a method and apparatus for determining when a lubricant has reached the end of its useful life due to oxidative degradation. The apparatus continuously monitors the evolution of gaseous emission from the lubricant when subjected to oxidizing conditions, and detects the increased gas emission accompanying oxidative breakdown.
Descriptors : *Patent applications, *Methodology, *Oxidation, *Lubricants, *Life expectancy, Emission spectra, Degradation, Monitors, Test equipment, Gas detectors, Closed bomb tests, Sampling, Test and evaluation, Inventions
Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE