Naval Ship Engineering Center (NAVSEC) has used Ferrographic Lube Oil Analysis on a production basis for two years and is firmly convinced of its effectiveness in predicting mechanical failure. The mission of Naval Ship Engineering Center is to perform engineering and material management functions for ship, system, equipment and materials requirements in suport of Naval Sea Systems Command. NAVSEC provides support of program requirements for ship design, system and equipment design, procurement, installation, material management and maintenance engineering. NAVSEC considers Ferrographic Oil Analysis a modern tool of maintenance engineering. This paper discusses briefly the scope of NAVSEC's Ferrographic program, how it is used, and results of the program to date. It also reviews how criteria are set for making Ferrograms and the trade-offs resulting in the decision to place analysis capability onsite at the maintenance base.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of Meeting of the Mechanical Failures Prevention Group held in 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards

    Department of Commerce
    Washington, DC  United States  20234
  • Authors:
    • Rester, G F
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 33-37

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310857
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Special Pub. 494
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM