- Test methods
The system OILPAS can be used in real time operation for various considerations. Using temporal distributions of the characteristics of wear particles in the lubrication material e.g. statements about the run-in behaviour of new motors or motor components can be deduced; events leading to increased wear can be allocated on the time bar or wear limits for the protection of the machine can be controlled.
The measuring principle is based on the optical image of particles from a thin liquid film in a flow cell and the automatic recognition and characterisation by means of picture recognition algorithms.
Particles ranging from 1 µm and up to 300 µm of diameter can be measured. During real time operation a variable partial flow is extracted from the liquid closed loop and recirculated at a suitable location. Combustion engines are especially easy to handle in this respect, e.g., extraction occurs at the bleed screw of the oil sump and recirculation at the dipstick opening.
This product is compliant with the following test methods:
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