Applicability of Spectrometric Oil Analysis to Internal Combustion Engines: Initial Phase of Extended Life Test.
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This report contains the description of an experimental method to determine the applicability of spectrometric oil analysis to single cylinder internal combustion engines. Spectrometric oil analysis is used to determine the concentrations of elemental particles in the oil. Physical measurements of engine components are used, along with results of spectrometric oil analysis, to determine wear rates for the engines. Four heavy duty Wisconsin engines, model number MBKNB, are used for this experiment. Preliminary results for three engines, operated for 40 hours each, are presented in this report. Regression analysis is applied to the data obtained. Experiment results show statistically similar trends, on each engine, for several of the elements analyzed. Continuation of the experiment is, therefore, recommended. Author
- Organic Chemistry
- Reciprocating and Rotating Engines