RULL assessment by FTIR – a case study on HEMM in Indian mines

P.S. Mukherjee (P.S. Mukherjee is based in the Department of Engineering and Mining Machinery, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India.)
A.M. Sinha (M. Sinha is based in the Department of Engineering and Mining Machinery, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India.)
A. De (A. De is based in the Department of Engineering and Mining Machinery, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India.)

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Publication date: 1 April 2000

Abstract

Scheduled rejection of lubricants in central lubrication systems often leads to loss of lubricants as these could be used for a further long period. To avoid such loss, periodic monitoring of lubricants is suggested so as to forecast the time when the lubricant in a particular system of equipment loses its properties and requires to be drained‐off and charged afresh. To assess the remaining useful life of lubricant (RULL) in use, a new method by fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy is used. The work is supplemented by a case study on heavy earth moving machinery (HEMM) deployed in Indian mines.

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Mukherjee, P.S., Sinha, A.M. and De, A. (2000), "RULL assessment by FTIR – a case study on HEMM in Indian mines", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 52 No. 2, pp. 61-66. https://doi.org/10.1108/00368790010317348

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MCB UP Ltd

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