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Application Note

Analysis of In-Service Oils Following ASTM D5185 with the Avio 220 Max ICP-OES

Introduction

With heavy machinery, it is important to assess its status during operation to prevent breakdowns and costly repairs. A key aspect is monitoring the status of the oil or lubricants used to lubricate various components such as engines, transmissions, gearboxes and many other important areas: if the oil degrades too much or becomes highly contaminated, it can damage various components. Because of its importance, ASTM created a method for the analysis of in-service oils: method D5185.

This work demonstrates the ability of the Avio® 220 Max hybrid simultaneous ICP-OES to perform a common implementation of ASTM method D5185 for in-service oil analysis.