INVESTIGATION OF THE FEASIBILITY OF AN AIRCRAFT OIL ANALYSIS SYSTEM FOR OPERATIONAL USE IN THE FIELD
Report for 26 Jan 1962-30 May 1962
KAMAN NUCLEAR COLORADO SPRINGS CO
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Data was gathered from those organizations on the North American Continent which have performed sufficient oil analyses to provide statistically significant information. Met content of the lubricating oil for Curtiss Wright Type R1820-86 piston engines is compared to engine failures. A survey of methods for the determination of metal content is given. Several potentially practical methods for field measurements appear to exist. An in-flight measurement of metal content to provide a warning of imminent failure would be very useful. An approximate analysis of the effect of small metal particles in the magnetic field of an inductor indicates that metal concentrations of the order of 100 parts per million will be detectable.
- Physical Chemistry