This workshop is aimed at providing participants with the skills and knowledge to enable understanding and practical use of Patch Test Kits.
Review ISO4406 Cleanliness Code. Purpose of patch kit oil analysis program in minimizing lubrication related machinery failures.
PATCH TESTING EQUIPMENT
Introduction to patch kit equipment. What is it, why use it, equipment review, what it can tell us, when to perform a patch test.
HOW TO PERFORM A PATCH TEST
Equipment. Preparation. Accurate method and technique of patch testing. Performing a patch test on high viscosity oils. Selection of correct analysis membranes.
PERFORM A PATCH TEST
All personnel to perform a microscopic patch test of both low and high viscosity oils.
All personnel to ascertain cleanliness levels using patch book.
WEAR DEBRIS ANALYSIS
Identifying particle types, wear modes and wear particles. Estimating particle type and percentage distribution.
PATCH TEST REPORT GENERATION
Produce a digital microscopic image and analysis report.
PROACTIVE USE OF PATCH KIT
Understand how to use a patch kit to determine filter trolley usage and alarm levels.