Accession Number:

ADD010147

Title:

Method and Apparatus for Determination of Lubricant Stability.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1982-06-14

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

This report describes a method and apparatus for determining when a lubricant has reached the end of its useful life due to oxidative degradation. The apparatus continuously monitors the evolution of gaseous emission from the lubricant when subjected to oxidizing conditions, and detects the increased gas emission accompanying oxidative breakdown.

Subject Categories:

  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE