Basis-Training (2 days)
Infrared-spectroscopy is one of the most powerful methods of lubricant analysis. The knowledge around the evaluation and interpretation of infrared-spectra is until today known as a well-kept secret by many practitioners and subricant analysts. And that, even though the basics of FTIR-spectroscopy and the determination of important parameters are known well since many years and are even standardized.
Our seminar provides an insight into the basics and practice of FTIR-spectroscopy of new and used lubricants. After the seminar you will be able to read and understand the FTIR-spectra of oils and lubricants.
Infrared spectroscopy is one of the most powerful methods of lubrication analysis. Until today, the knowledge about the evaluation and interpretation of infrared spectra counts as a "well-kept secret" of lubrication specialists among many practitioners. Even though the basics of FTIR-spectroscopy and the determination of important parameters are standardized and known since many years.
Like hardly any other procedure, the quality of the results is highly dependent on ancillary conditions. In practice, the continuously changing world of lubnricants makes obvious that some classical, in DIN- and ASTM-norms standardized methods for modern synthetic lubricants have no significance. Modern, numerical procedures provide totally new possibilities to test lubricants about their alterations and serviceability.
This training provides an insight into the fundamentals and the practice of FTIR-spectroscopy of new and lubricants in-use. Examples from more than 15 years of lubrication analysis with hundredthousands of infrared-spectra are helpful tools to demystify the application of FTIR-spectroscopy.