Filter Debris Analysis and Diagnosis
Are you taking advantage of the wealth of information captured in your fluid filter?
When machinery components wear abnormally, debris is shed into the lube oil system. The filter removes as much as 95% of the wear debris from the oil. Increasingly fine filtration is making conventional monitoring techniques less effective at providing reliable indication of machinery component wear. Filter debris analysis (FDA) identifies the specific components that are wearing, providing improved diagnostic and prognostic information about impending failures.
The Application Center uses a state-of-the-art technology and methods of FDA for use in machinery health monitoring programs for critical components. We use this automated method to clean filters, capture wear debris for x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis, and count and size the filter debris particles, with high repeatability and reproducibility. This method identifies and quantifies the elemental and metallurgical constituents of the wear particles that are key indicators of fluid-wetted component damage. Find out how filter debris analysis can improve your CBM program.
Filter Debris Analysis Services include:
- Automatic filter backwash and sample preparation
- Debris quantification - count, size distribution, mass, rate
- Specific component wear identification
- Reliable, quantitative assessment of damage severity
- Identify presence and severity of machine failure modes
- Estimate of remaining useful life and prognostics
- Profiling and Limits Assessment
- Elemental and metallurgical analysis
- Machinery component metallurgy profiling
- Establishment of FDA limits and guidelines
- Program Development
- Establish procedures for filter analysis sampling and frequency
- Fault signature development and library development
- Training (FDA Courses & Workshops)