Accession Number : ADP010159

Title :   The Mini-Lab Concept as an Alternative to Conventional Oil Analysis

Corporate Author : JOINT OIL ANALYSIS PROGRAM PENSACOLA FLTECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Fogel, Grahame

PDF Url : ADP010159

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Analysis of used oil has proven itself to be a useful condition monitoring technique for mechanical equipment. Traditional oil analysis involves taking an oil sample and sending it away to a remote laboratory for analysis. This has many short comings such as lack of ownership of the program and long lead times for recovering results. Until recently installing lubricant analysis capabilities on site have been precluded as instrumentation has been cost prohibitive. However recent developments in both instrumentation and intelligent software allows successful and cost effective implementation of on site lubricant analysis capabilities.

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *LUBRICATING OILS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MAINTENANCE, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MONITORING.

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE