ASTM WK38220

    New Test Method for Coupled Particulate and Elemental Analysis using XRF for In-Service Oils

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D02.96.06 | Committee D02 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    The scope of this proposed practice encompasses means by which particulate can be trapped from neat in-service oils and analyzed for particulate characteristics using various techniques and elemental content via XRF.

    Although standards exist which detail methods for the elemental analysis of oils via xrf and particle count via various means, there is no known standard which describes a method for xrf analysis of particulate material which is entrenched in the oil. It has been shown in many industries that separating information regarding small or dissolved elemental materials in the oil from actual particulate is crucial. In many cases only an overall elemental analysis is provided, which may not capture significant machinery failure events. Users of the technique include numerous military organizations and the wind turbine industry, amongst many other users.


    XRF, particle count, morphology, elemental analysis, alloy analysis

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Patrick Henning

    Draft Under Development