Rapid analysis of wear metals in engine oil by Oxford's high performance ED2000

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Article publication date: 1 August 2000




(2000), "Rapid analysis of wear metals in engine oil by Oxford's high performance ED2000", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 52 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/ilt.2000.01852dad.005



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Rapid analysis of wear metals in engine oil by Oxford's high performance ED2000

Rapid analysis of wear metals in engine oil by Oxford's high performance ED2000

Keywords: Engine oils, Wear, Metals

Oxford Instruments Analytical's high performance Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometer, the ED2000, now offers rapid, non-destructive elemental analysis measuring from Na11 to U92 in a wide variety of sample types including liquids, solids, powders and slurries. This versatile analyser now incorporates a high speed, smart, digital pulse processor giving faster analysis, better precision, and lower detection limits making it one of the highest performing EDXRF spectrometers available today. Up to 80 elements for qualitative analysis or up to 50 elements for full quantitative analysis may be analysed simultaneously.

Sump oil and lubricating oils tend to collect microscopic particles of metals from any components inside an engine. These particles may indicate that a component, and therefore the engine, are in danger of imminent failure. The ED2000 offers simple, high performance measurement of wear metals, such as Calcium, Titanium, Vanadium, Chrome, Manganese, Iron, Nickel, Copper, Zinc, Molybdenum, and Lead, without sample preparation. This can even be done on site and operated by non specialised personnel.

Full system operation is controlled by XpertEase, Oxford Instruments' own XRF Microsoft Windows software, which incorporates pre-loaded methods. Qualitative, semi-quantitative (standardless) and full quantitative analysis techniques are all included plus a unique "unknowns" facility, which gives rapid elemental composition of samples with the results presented in a powerful graphical display. The software also provides a database for results to be stored and compiled allowing for future comparative work, historical analysis, and report generation. Ease of use and total flexibility are ensured. For simple, rapid, and cost-effective elemental analysis, the ED2000 is the answer, solving many of today's quality control, development and investigative problems. Oxford Instruments Analytical's manufacturing facility has been accredited with BS EN ISO9001 in recognition of its quality management system.

For further information contact Oxford Instruments Analytical at: 130A Baker Avenue Ext., Concord, MA 01742; Tel: 800 447 4717 or 978 369 9933 or Wyndyke Furlong, Abingdon Business Park, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 1UJ, UK; Tel: +44 (0) 1235 532 123 and ask for the sales division; E-mail: analytical oxinst.co.uk or visit the Web site at http://www.oxford-instruments.com

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