The Application of Oil Analysis Techniques to the Diagnosis of Condition and Prediction of Failure in U.S. Army Construction Vehicles.
Final rept. 15 Mar-5 Nov 73,
BATTELLE COLUMBUS LABS OHIO
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The report describes the results of a study intended to define and critically analyze the state of the art in machine condition diagnosis and failure prediction by the analysis of lubricating oils or working fluids. The numerous on-going programs in spectrographic oil analysis SOAP are discussed in detail and other applicable analytical techniques are analyzed. Recommendations are made with regard to the application of oil or hydraulic fluid analysis techniques to the maintenance of U.S. Army construction vehicles. On the basis of the state of existing technology and the unique requirements associated with Army construction vehicles, a development program, leading to field test and strap-on monitors, is outlined. A comprehensive bibliography is included. Modified author abstract
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