Ferrous Wear Concentration
Ferrous Wear Concentration gives a direct measure of the amount of ferrous wear metals present in a sample. Trending of ferrous concentration reveals changes in the wear mode of the system.
A fdMplus monitor provides a means of detecting and measuring ferrous wear debris in lubricating oils, hydraulic oils, and greases regardless of particle size. The instrument reports a parts per million (ppm) measurement of total ferrous wear. The fdMplus measures ferrous wear debris in all types of oil — from gearbox lubricants to hydraulics. It also measures ferrous wear debris found in grease. The fdMplus gives a direct measure of the amount of ferrous wear metals present in a sample.
A sample of oil is placed in an analyzer which then measures the concentration of ferrous metal in the oil. The measurement is reported in parts per million. Unlike Elemental Spectroscopy, this test is not subject to particle size limitations and is capable of measuring all ferrous material present in the sample.
Measuring and tracking the amount of ferrous wear debris present in the oil can indicate overall machine condition.
For systems that tend to be high in particulates, this test is ideal to monitor the wear rate of iron containing components.