We continue to have considerable success in monitoring both small and large particle wear using both elemental spectroscopy and microscopic wear debris analysis particularly on gearcases, final drives & hubs and transmissions, which have traditionally, been poorly monitored via elemental spectroscopy which has particle size detection limitations. As a result we have built into our pricing routine oil wear debris analysis, which provides an excellent method of monitoring large wear and contaminant particles.
Wear Debris Analysis immediately registers and indicates the severity of any particles from fatigue breakage or environmental contamination. This enables all abnormal wear modes to be quickly identified and corrected. In difficult maintenance areas the commencement of Wear Debris Analysis testing and the resulting removal of abnormal wear situations can provide significant equipment life extensions.