CONTINUOUS MEASUREMENT OF ENGINE OIL CONSUMPTION RATE BY THE USE OF 35S TRACER

A reliable method was developed to measure continuously the consumption rate through all phases of engine operation. Oleic acid sulfide containing S35 was selected as a radioactive tracer to be added to the engine oil. Engine exhaust gas containing the discharged oil was burned in an electric furnace and a gas burner and reacted with aqueous H202 solution, converting the S3502 into H2S3504. A plastic bead scintillator used for the detection of beta-rays from the aqueous solution was sensitive enough to measure the consumption rate as low as 0.4 g/h.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    485 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Kawamoto, J
    • Yamamoto, M
    • Ito, Y
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095847
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #740543
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM