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Wear metals are typically present in oil as metallic particles rather than dissolved in the oil. The particle size and concen- tration of individual wear metals in oil differ from one element to another and depend engine type, the age of the oil and the efficiency of the oil filter.What causes high metal levels in oil analysis?
Generally, there are two primary causes of high metal levels in oil analysis. The first is related to the sampling procedures. The second is associated with the actual wear metal levels.What are the sources of metals in lubricating oil?
Metals in lubricating oil can come from various sources, such as wear, contamination and additives. Wear metals result from friction or corrosion of the engine components, for example, pistons, and bearings, during operation. Contamination can come from dirt, leaks or residual metal pieces.What's up with iron and tin levels in oil analysis?
Surprisingly, the last three oil analysis reports have shown dramatic increases in iron and tin at values up to 205 and 80 parts per million. Do you have any thoughts as to what could be causing these increases? We are using ASTM D5185 for wear metal analysis." Generally, there are two primary causes of high metal levels in oil analysis.