PerkinElmer Presents: Survey of New ASTM Methods for Analysis of In-Service Oils by FTIR
Presenter: Lou Tisinger, Senior Product Specialist, PerkinElmer
When: Wednesday, October 2, 2013; 12-1PM CDT (Central Daylight)
Where: Online, via WebEx (audio streamed through your computer speakers)
The analysis of in-service oils for signs of degradation is extremely important due to the volume of oils required to run all types of heavy equipment. Oil is an expensive commodity, so the ability to monitor key indicators of degradation of in-service oils is essential for maintaining high performance of equipment, as well as saving resources and money. FTIR has long been the analytical instrument of choice, owing to the different properties, e.g., oxidation, nitration, glycol, water, soot, sulfonation, etc., that can be observed and measured in IR spectra, often in a single analysis. For such analyses, American Society of Testing and Materials ASTM E2412, “Condition Monitoring of Used Lubricants by Trend Analysis Using Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectrometry”, is frequently used; it is a practice that monitors infrared spectra for levels of additive depletion, contaminant buildup, e.g., water, soot, etc., oxidation, nitration, and sulfonation, all of which can be used indicators of oil degradation. This webcast will survey different ASTM methods used for analysis of in-service oils and will discuss improvements over ASTM E2412 by some of the newer ASTM methods.
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