Hydraulic Particle Counter Sample Preparation
The leading contributor to inaccurate particle counter sampling results is improper sample preparation. While this may be understood in some industrial arenas like sample testing laboratories, it is quite often misunderstood by the general public. Improper sample preparation can cause clean fluid to appear contaminated or a heavily contaminated sample to appear very clean. This paper details the impediments to proper sampling, the basic process used in most petroleum fluid preparation situations and the best practices for repeatable particle count results.