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Short test procedures versus long time tests: new aspects

Walter Holweger (Walter Holweger is Manager R&D, Technologische Berätung, Trichtingen, Germany.)

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Article publication date: 1 December 2000


Lubricants are very complex mixtures of components. To predict their behaviour over a long time it is necessary to make a lot of machinery element tests. This paper tries to give an insight into how lubricants can be estimated in their structure by IR‐microscopy and how this procedure could lead to a short prediction of their long‐time behaviour in time‐ and cost‐expansive machinery element testing.



Holweger, W. (2000), "Short test procedures versus long time tests: new aspects", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 52 No. 6, pp. 268-272.




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