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Analytical solution for lubricating oils

PANalytical


Are you looking for an easy setup for the analysis of wear metals in your lube oils?

The appearance of wear metals in lubricating oils is a significant indicator of component wear or contamination. The accurate XRF analysis of trace elements in oil, and monitoring their levels over time, helps optimize preventive maintenance programs. The data can be used for an early detection of potentially expensive failures, this way reducing repair costs and increasing safety margins.

The Expertise offering delivers a complete methodology from sample preparation to quality assurance

The offering includes:

  • Accurate instrument setup for routine analysis by factory operators
  • Methodology validation (quality assurance) by proficiency testing
  • Advice on:
    • sample preparation
    • workflow optimization
    • optimal calibrations and maintenance
Elements ppm Elements ppm
Ag 0 - 500 Mo 0 - 500
Al 0 - 2000 Na 0 - 500
Ba 0 - 2000 Ni 0 - 500
Ca 0 - 5000 P 0 - 2000
Cd 0 - 500 Pb 0 - 500
Cr 0 - 500 Sb 0 - 500
Cu 0 - 400 S 0 - 500
Fe 0 - 500 Sn 0 - 500
K 0 - 500 Ti 0 - 500
Mg 0 - 3000 V 0 - 500
Mn 0 - 500 Zn 0 - 2000

























Flexible offering

We can work with your own system, software and materials or provide you with everything you need for compliant analysis:

  • System: Axios, MagiX (PRO) and PW24xx sequential spectrometers
  • Software: SuperQ software with Oil-Trace module
  • Standards: Calibration standard set wear metals, which includes 17 standards
    (50 ml each) with above concentration ranges
  • Applicable cups, assembly tool and pre-cut foils
  • Validation: Performance Testing Program sample
  • Monitors: Low- and high-intensity monitors for maintaining the calibration

Additional support

  • Application Support Contract: for continuous prioritized advice and support for your applications
  • Software modules for easy control and reporting of Statistical Process Control regimes

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