Accession Number : ADA152994


Title :   Evaluation of Used Crankcase Oils Using Computerized Infrared Spectrometry. Appendices.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 82-Jun 84,


Corporate Author : JOINT OIL ANALYSIS PROGRAM PENSACOLA FL TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER


Personal Author(s) : McCaa,B B ; Coates,J P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a152994.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 470


Abstract : This is the final report of a study to determine whether computerized infrared spectroscopy is a feasible technique for oil condition monitoring. The study addresses the major factors that influence the performance of a lubricant in service and demonstrates that these factors may be monitored with infrared spectroscopy. The study identifies specific regions and peaks within the infrared spectra to be monitored in a routine oil condition monitoring program and proposes abnormal threshold for quantitative measures of these regions and peaks. Evaluation criteria for five Army combat and tactical vehicle engines and one Air Force Administrative engine are developed. Further the study recommends a field test of the infrared methodology at a single Army installation. This document only includes computer printout with tables and plots.


Descriptors :   *INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY , *MONITORING , *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , *FUEL OIL , TEST AND EVALUATION , FIELD TESTS , ENGINES , TABLES(DATA) , ARMY OPERATIONS , OILS , PLOTTING , LUBRICANTS , INFRARED SPECTRA , INFRARED SPECTROMETERS , COMPUTER PRINTOUTS , CRANKCASES


Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Optics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE