Monday, 27 February 2012 13:12

SOS: Sources of Silicon

The presence of silicon, its compounds or its alloys in lubricants has long been considered an indicator of wear and / or contamination. However, this can be misleading.

For an accurate understanding of the implications of the detection of silicon in oil, it is essential that the interpretation of oil analysis results is conducted holistically, and all results are diagnosed in relation to each other by highly skilled and experienced diagnosticians.

In the latest Technical Bulletin, WearCheck’s Diagnostic Manager John Evans discusses the various sources of silicon and what it means when present in oil.

Click here to download Technical Bulletin 53 (1.5MB)

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