Accession Number:

AD0745205

Title:

Metallic Debris Monitor for Recirculating Lubricating Oil Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

FRANKLIN INST RESEARCH LABS PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

The object of the program was to design, develop, and test an in-line metallic debris monitor for recirculating lubricating oil systems. The monitor was based on the removal of metallic debris by the action of centrifugal oil flow and filter screening, deposition of the debris in the annulus of a capacitor, and subsequent measurement of the change of capacitance compared to a reference capacitor of identical dimensions. The unit was found to respond to magnetic and nonmagnetic metallic debris and to changes in the rate of deposition of the debris. The principle of operation of the monitor is sound.

Subject Categories:

  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE