This practice covers the use of optical microscopy for the identification of wear and contaminant particles commonly found in in-service lubricant and hydraulic oil samples. This practice relates to the identification of particles, but not to methods of determining particle concentration.
Identification of particles found in samples of in-service lubricants assist in determining machine condition toward prediction of incipient failure of the machine. Users are practioners of condition monitoring or predictive maintenance by in-service lubricant analysis.
wear; wear particles; contaminant particles; condition monitoring; optical microscopy; in-service lubricants, ferrography, filter patch, membrance filtration
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
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