PerkinElmer
Publication PMS2607 D

Article

Raising the bar in FT-IR

LubricantsAnalysis

Introduction

Lubrication is a vital component of machinery and, as with any component, early detection of wear is essential for timely replacement, avoiding unnecessary maintenance while reducing the risk of catastrophic breakdowns. Early identification of impending lubricant failure can prevent costly damage. Infrared (IR) analysis is a rapid, inexpensive test that can provide specific information about the chemical condition of the oil.