Accession Number:

ADD009949

Title:

A Method for the Particle Size Independent Spectrometric Determination of Metal Particles in Lubricating Oils and Hydraulic Fluids.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1982-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The degree of wear metal contamination in an oil is determined by treating a sample of the oil with a mixture of HFHClnitric acid, diluting the oilacid mixture with a solvent mixture consisting of a nonionic surfactant and a diluent, and spectrometrically analyzing the resulting diluted mixture. Severe wear in an oil wetted apparatus may be detected by directly analyzing spectrometrically a sample of the oil and comparing the results of such analysis with the results obtained according to the acid dissolution method described above. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE