Standard Guide for Filter Debris Analysis (FDA) Using Manual or Automated Processes
|Publication Date:||1 May 2014|
|ICS Code (Filters, seals and contamination of fluids):||23.100.60|
This guide pertains to removal and analysis techniques to extract debris captured by in-service lubricant and hydraulic filters and to analyze the debris removed.
This guide suggests techniques to remove, collect and analyze debris from filters in support of machinery health condition monitoring.
Debris removal techniques range from manual to automated.
Analysis techniques vary from visual, particle counting, microscopic, x-ray fluorescence (XRF), atomic emission spectroscopy (AES), and scanning electron microscopy energy dispersive x-rays (SEMEDX).
This guide is suitable for use with the following filter types: screw on, metal mesh, and removable diagnostic layer filters.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.