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Electrostatic monitoring of oil lubricated sliding point contacts for early detection of scuffing

Tasbaz, O.D., Wood, R.J.K., Browne, M., Powrie, H.E.G. and Denuault, G. (1999) Electrostatic monitoring of oil lubricated sliding point contacts for early detection of scuffing Wear, 230, (1), pp. 86-97. (doi:10.1016/S0043-1648(98)00420-7).

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Electrostatic sensors have been used to investigate scuffing events in oil lubricated sliding point contacts. A pin-on-disc and a reciprocating laboratory wear rig have been used for this investigation in a fixed ball-on-disc configuration. Electrostatic charging events have been detected up to 1200 s prior to severe scuffing and have been shown to coincide with microstructural changes in the contact and regions of increased wear. The experiments presented demonstrate that the electrostatic detection technology has the potential to be used as the basis of an on-line (real-time) machinery condition monitoring system.

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Published date: 1999
Keywords: scuffing, white layers, condition monitoring, electrostatic, sliding point contact


Local EPrints ID: 21260
ISSN: 0043-1648
PURE UUID: 38dba951-906b-4588-b3b6-c13de015d1e0

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Date deposited: 16 Nov 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:26

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Author: O.D. Tasbaz
Author: R.J.K. Wood
Author: M. Browne
Author: H.E.G. Powrie
Author: G. Denuault

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