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Oil Analysis Services - Ferrography Testing

Ferrography Testing

The Analytical Ferrography test isolates wear debris and solid particulates for examination under a microscope

Analytical Ferrography is among the most powerful diagnostic tools in oil analysis today. When implemented correctly it is an excellent tool when attempting to diagnose an active wear problem. Analytical Ferrography allows an oil analyst to visually examine wear particles present in a sample. This test separates solid contamination and wear debris from a lubricant for microscopic evaluation. Analytical Ferrography can identify wear particles, their composition, and their origin by visually analyzing them microscopically.

This test is qualitative, which means it relies on the skill and knowledge of the ferrographic analyst. While this can have definite advantages, the interpretation is somewhat subjective and requires detailed knowledge of wear debris failure modes. The test procedure is also lengthy and requires the skill of a trained ferrographic analyst.

Features

  • Analytical Ferrography is the best method for determining severity and type of wear present
  • There are no particle size or metallurgy limitations
  • Wear can be documented by digital photography
  • The test procedure is lengthy and requires the skill of a trained analyst
  • The test is a qualitative test, which means the interpretation is somewhat subjective and relies on the skill and knowledge of the ferrographic analyst

The test procedure is also lengthy and requires the skill of a trained ferrographic analyst

Petrolabs offers Analytical Ferrography Testing & Training services