On the track of wear
Oil and grease analyzes not only determine the aging condition of the oil and impurities. A central question is also the assessment of the wear and varnish situation. Depending on the type and level of stress, very different types of wear occur. As a result, there are a number of different test methods.
From element analysis to ferromagnetic methods to the examination of individual wear particles in the lubricant using REM-EDX, these are specifically on the track of the individual wear mechanisms and forms of wear.
Choosing the best method for a specific question is not always easy and, like the interpretation of the results, requires a certain amount of experience.
In addition to a brief, introductory overview of the most important wear mechanisms and forms in oils and greases, the appropriate methods are presented. Practical examples round off this one-hour online training.