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.
New York, NY USA 10017
- Kawamoto, J
- Yamamoto, M
- Ito, Y
- Publication Date: 0
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Chemical reactions; Combustion; Consumption; Engines; Exhaust gases; Measurement; Oils; Radioactivity; Tracers (Chemistry)
- Old TRIS Terms: Tracers
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00095847
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #740543
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM