X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF) is widely used for the analysis of additives and wear metals in fresh and used lubrication oils. It provides fast, cost-effective, accurate and precise results with a minimum of sample preparation.
On top of fundamental XRF benefits, Oil-Trace provides improved accuracy, savings on setup time, standards and calibration maintenance. Traditionally, different calibrations have to be prepared for different types of fresh and used lubrication oils. The difference in oxygen and hydrocarbon composition between fresh and used lubrication oils influences the sensitivity, especially for the lighter elements from magnesium up to chlorine, which leads to inaccurate analysis.