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AN 9696 - Analysis of Synthetic Lubricants by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy


Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) technology is rapidly becoming a method of choice for used lubricating oil analysis. Historically,emphasis has been placed on the analysis of the more commonly used mineral oil based lubricants. However, the introduction of a wide variety of synthetic based lubricants has led to more demand for synthetic engine,gear box and hydraulic lubricant analysis as well. The components commonly determined in mineral oil lubricants, such as water, oxidation, fuel, glycol and antiwear, are also important for synthetic lubricants.