Accession Number : ADD011193

Title :   Method and Apparatus for Determination of Lubricant Stability.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wohltjen,H ; Sniegoski,P J ; Ravner,H

Report Date : 20 Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : 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. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Lubricants, Stability, Test methods, Emission, Gases, Oxidation, Degradation, Life tests, Test equipment

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE