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