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Introduction to Elemental Spectroscopy

Introduction to Elemental Spectroscopy Elemental spectroscopy measures in-service fluid samples for wear metals, additives, and contaminants. The method used to perform the measurement is properly termed Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES) and the results are commonly referred to as ICP or spec results. The measurement is performed by diluting a sample with solvent…
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THE TRIBOLOGY ZONE There is a film dimension beyond that which is known to common man. It is a dimension as vast as clearance space and as timeless as momentary. It is the middle ground between contact and hydrodynamic, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of Man’s fears and the summit…
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Justifying An Oil Analysis Program

Justifying An Oil Analysis Program An oil analysis program must have a goal in mind for it to be effective, and the goal ultimately determines some of the factors associated with the program. As examples, common goals may include, reducing oil consumption, extending equipment life and increasing reliability. When setting a goal of extending drain…
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