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Fluid Condition & Contamination Monitoring

Lubricant condition and contamination testing has recently seen considerable advancements, for example in Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) analysis. This is due in part by pioneering efforts by our fluid assessment expert over the last 15 years. These efforts removed the need for a chemist to perform the spectral interpretation, and identified the need for different methods based on lubricant types.

FTIR analysis of lubricants can increase the amount and quality of information derived from routinely analyzed lubricant samples.  It provides faster, more accurate, reproducible results while replacing traditional wet chemistry techniques.  FTIR can quantitatively measure water, fuel, glycol; and qualitatively measure soot, additive depletion, lubricant degradation and by-products such as oxidation, nitration, and sulfation. These results can be used to increase the useable life of fluids, decrease maintenance and consumable costs, and support condition based maintenance as described by the ASTM Practice E2412-04. 

Our expertise in fluid condition and contamination testing can help enhance your CBM program whether for laboratory, at-site or on-line analysis. Contact the Application Center to find out how.

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