ferrography


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ferrography

(fɛˈrɒɡrəfɪ)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) the analysis of iron in lubricants in order to assess the extent of wear in a machine
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Tenders are invited for Contract for ferrography analysis of oil samples
Our analytical ferrography, ferrous debris monitor, particle counter and bearing condition detector has made good response both at home and abroad.
Gu applied support vector machine to ferrography wear particle pattern recognition and built wear particle classifier based on supper vector machine [17].
Some other examinations such as surface observation, analyzing iron content in test oil sample after the patterned durability test, and ferrography were additionally performed to investigate the wear characteristics.
Management also plans to purchase a SpectroVISC Q300 semi-automatic kinematic viscometer and SpectroT2FM Q500 analytical ferrography laboratory in the near future.
* The name, Ferrography, derives from the initial development of the methods to precipitate ferrous wear particles from engine lubricating oil.
[8.] Hubert, C., Beck, J., Johnson, J., A model and the methodology for determining wear particle generation rate and filter efficiency in a diesel engine using ferrography, Sae paper 821195, (1982).
Ferrography is a practice used by the American and Israeli air forces to monitor the condition of machinery; extracts tiny iron particles from lubricants such as oil and grease to analyse wear in machines.
Castrol LabCheck - a laboratory based analysis service for a broad range of products to optimise fluid performance - and Castrol Predict, which uses advanced analytical ferrography to analyse used oils and helps customers to schedule machinery maintenance without any loss of production.
Ferrography is "an analytical method of assessing machine health by quantifying and examining ferrous wear particles suspended in the lubricant or hydraulic fluid." OIL AND LUBRICATION ANALYSIS DICTIONARY, available at http://www.oilanalysis.com/dictionary/ (last visited Nov.
To assess the wear and tear on jet engine parts, mechanics use an old technology called ferrography, which entails running the aircraft's lubricating fluid through a magnetic device to draw out metal shavings and other ferrous engine debris.
More than one-third (37%) of respondents also reported using ferrography at their mills.