SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 2001

Wear and Wear Debris in a Changing World


Hydraulic machinery and devices—key components in modern plant operations—are subject to wear and failure of one kind or another. The principal wear processes are described in conjunction with the creation of associated debris. The opportunities available for exploiting debris analysis techniques in pursuit of wear research is discussed against the background of some recent experimental test results. Their utilization as part of current and future condition-based maintenance programs is considered in the light of the ongoing changes occurring in relation to maintenance practice.

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Roylance, BJ
University of Wales, Swansea, UK
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Developed by Committee: D02
Pages: 200–213
DOI: 10.1520/STP38277S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5567-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2883-5