The sole purpose of filters is to prevent contamination and wear debris from circulating through systems. On one hand, that’s good for your equipment, but on the other, that debris could be hiding significant problems that could lead to equipment failure.
Analyzing the wear debris from your oil filter using filter debris analysis helps you see the whole picture of what’s happening in your system. Microscope analysis is performed by testing and analyzing the captured filter particles and identifying potential problems with machinery.
Join POLARIS Laboratories® Data Analysis Supervisor, Brandon Van Horn, and learn about filter debris analysis and other methods of microscope analysis so you can discover what critical information could be hiding in your oil filter.
- What is Filter Debris Analysis (FDA)?
- When FDA is performed and why?
- Tests performed during FDA.
- Tips for sending in a filter sample for testing
- Filters that can be tested
- Comparing oil testing to FDA results
- Interpreting reports and identifying maintenance actions
Brandon Van Horn
Data Analysis Supervisor