Particle Count Technologies at TestOil
Pore Blockage Particle Count
Lubricant is pushed through a calibrated screen at a constant pressure; the flow decay is measured and extrapolated against a calibration curve to determine particle count.
This method only shows hard particle blockages such as dirt, grit, sand, metals, etc.
Optical Particle Count
A laser light source is shone through a thin film of dynamic sample; the image sensor detects the size and quantity of particles based on their shadows.
This method can be affected negatively if you have water in the system or you've got air bubbles in your sample.
Using both of these methods together will allow you to yield the best results.
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