Rotrode Filter Analysis by Atomic Emission Spectroscopy
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- Machine Condition Based Monitoring
Rotrode Filter Spectroscopy (RFS) is an analytical technique that enables rotating disc electrode (RDE) spectroscopy to detect and analyze large wear and contaminant particles in fluids. RFS supplements standard atomic emission spectroscopy by providing additional information that can be used to determine the mechanical condition of machinery.
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With the addition of RFS analysis, the RDE technique can analyze particles greater than 10 micrometers in used oil samples. By trending the change in the ratio between standard RDE spectroscopy and RFS results, the two methods can be used to improve the detection and analysis of progressive wear.
The Automated Rotrode Filter Spectroscopy(A-RFS) system is a complete automated analytical accessory to the Spectroil M Oil Analysis Spectrometer. It consists of one stand-alone cabinet and includes a five-station carbon filter preparation fixture, vacuum/pressure pump, a reservoir for cleaning solvent, a sump for waste oil, and filter clamp assemblies. It requires only external electrical power for operation and uses only environmentally friendly solvents. The entire system is on casters and can be easily transported.
Benefits and Features
- Large contaminant and wear metal particles detected by RFS are missed by normal spectrometric oil analysis techniques.
- Complements normal spectrometric oil analysis with analytical results for large particles.
- Separates and concentrates particles on a disc electrode for analysis.
- Automatic and simultaneous preparation of up to five samples at one time.
- Economical and simple to use.
- Only consumables are carbon filters, rod electrodes and readily available solvents.
- Samples can be prepared and stored until ready for analysis
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