Accession Number:

ADA347464

Title:

Fourier Transform Infrared Analysis Applied to Maintenance Management - Making the Most of This Powerful Tool

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NICOLET INSTRUMENT CORP MADISON WI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The utility of infrared analysis for industrial applications has increased due to the availability of Fourier transform infrared FT-IR spectrometers. This increase has come about because of the advantages that FT-IR offers over other types of infrared equipment. These advantages include speed of analysis, good wavelength stability, high energy throughput, and high sensitivity. The above factors coupled with PC control, easy to use software small footprint and relatively low purchase cost have made modern FT-IR systems a more powerful and cost effective analytical tool. Application of this tool to maintenance management is reaching new heights because of the many facets of maintenance quality assurance to which infrared analysis can be applied. It is through a better understanding of the capabilities of FT-IR analysis to solve maintenance management problems that its use will continue to grow.

Subject Categories:

  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE