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):

Report Date:

1984-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

470.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE