Accession Number : ADP010201

Title :   Current Technology in Oil Analysis Spectrometers and What We May Expect in the Future

Corporate Author : JOINT OIL ANALYSIS PROGRAM PENSACOLA FLTECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Lukas, M. ; Yurko, R. J.

PDF Url : ADP010201

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Oil analysis spectrometers have been in use for the analysis of wear metals, contaminants and additives in lubricating oils for almost 50 years. They have become the mainstay and primary analytical tool of most machine condition monitoring programs based on oil analysis. Spectrometers have evolved from large instruments that take up the better part of a laboratory, to smaller table top instruments. Analysis times have decreased from hours to seconds, and the instruments no longer have to be operated by experts to obtain excellent analytical results. This paper traces the history of the atomic spectroscopy technique through current instrumentation and capabilities. It will close with recent advances in technologies that have created remarkable opportunities to develop a new generation of oil analysis spectrometers.

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY, *LUBRICATING OILS, SPECTROMETERS, CHARGE COUPLED DEVICES.

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE