ASTM WK40003

    New Test Method for Particle and Water droplet analysis and counting in Lubricating and Turbine Oil from .7 microns to 300 microns to monitor wear and measure water concentration in the lab and on-line without the use of dilution.

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D02.96.05 | Committee D02 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This increase in range will help to automatically detect solid particles from water allowing for the shape factor of each to be the determining factor of the measurement instead of adding a diluent or additive to remove water droplets. The increased resolution of the measurement down to .7 micron is needed to avoid plugging and damage for the new technologies being developed. In addition recent research has shown the detrimental effect of fines on resin beads used in turbine application This report is focused on Dynamic Fluid Imaging methods which have the advantage of 2 dimension imaging

    The current research reports only measure down to 4 micron. this will measure to .7 micron. This will eliminate the interference of water and measure the water size and concentration in one instrument


    particle counting size shape Dynamic imaging Water solids fines

    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:
    Tod Canty

    Draft Under Development