Accession Number : ADP010202

Title :   Alternate Techniques for Wear Metal Analysis

Corporate Author : DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Saba, Costandy S. ; Smith, Hoover A.

PDF Url : ADP010202

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Wear metal measurements were performed on various type lubricant samples obtained from operating engines and laboratory prepared samples using AE, AA, ICP, graphite furnace AA, ferrography and a particle size independent method. Also, the effect of 3-micron filtration on the analytical capability of the various methods was investigated. Considering the data from all samples, all spectrometric techniques were Fe particle size sensitive. None of the spectrometers offered any significant improvement over AE with respect to analyzing large particles, monitoring capability with and without 3-micron filtration, analysis time or analysis cost or person-power. The data also indicated that 3-micron filtration could have small effect on spectrometric oil analysis results.

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY, *LUBRICANTS, METALS, PARTICLE SIZE, MONITORING, WEAR, SAMPLING, SPECTROMETERS, FILTRATION.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE