X-RAY FLUORESCENCE SPECTROMETRIC ANALYSIS OF WEAR METALS IN USED LUBRICATING OILS

Authors
  1. Veinot, D.E.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
An x-ray fluorescence spectrometric technique was developed for the direct determination of iron and copper wear metal concentrations in used lubricating oils from CH 124 "Sea King" helicopter engines. The x-ray fluorescence wear metal levels were compared to the atomic absorption wear metal levels determined on corresponding samples. In general, the x-ray fluorescence results indicated higher levels of wear metal contamination and also provided earlier indications of abnormal wear based on more pronounced changes in detected wear metal production than did the results obtained by atomic absorption analysis.
Report Number
DREA-TM-80-J — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
15 Dec 1980
Number of Pages
15
DSTKIM No
81-01138
CANDIS No
79906
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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