An explanation is first given of wear-monitoring diagnostic methods that depend on the interpretation of symptoms rather than direct wear. These methods include thermography and oil temperature measurements, which are checks for friction; oil analysis, which can determine metal loss; and vibration analysis, which can identify the source of a problem but cannot accurately measure bearing wear. Other online methods that directly measure wear and eliminate costly downtime from routine disassembly are then discussed, including ultrasonic transducers, eddy-current proximity transducers, and surface layer activation.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Rosen, J
  • Publication Date: 1989-10

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  • Pagination: 5 p.
  • Serial:
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Volume: 111
    • Issue Number: No.10
    • Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • ISSN: 0025-6501

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  • Accession Number: 00658538
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM