Connecting Elemental Analysis to Particulate Count: A New Technique to Detect Failures
This paper describes the machine condition measurement system which combines particle count data and elemental analysis information in two closely interlinked measurement phases. This machine condition tool is part of a portable product that also measures lubricant condition using viscosity and IR to complete the overall condition monitoring picture. The paper compares existing analytical techniques used to quantify wear conditions and contrasts them with the new techniques and methodologies the device uses. Finally, this paper presents case studies that use the device to show how the measurements compare to other analytical techniques in different machine condition monitoring applications.