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REAL Services' technically sophisticated clients included establishments that are primarily engaged in the manufacturing and utilization of Automotive manufacturing, products, components for general consumer use
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These automotive manufactures maintenance programs include Ferrography and Oil Analysis; provided by REAL Services along with our exclusive SAVE REPORT that provides Return On Investment and Cost Justification of your PM Program.

Internal Combustion Engine

Case Study # 88

1994 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.1 Liter V-6 Engine. Although the equipment particle concetration (EPC) of 5,020 is within acceptable limits; this is the FIRST time this equipment was tested and rated CRITICAL September, 1999.

Recommendation: Consider scheduling this equipment for maintenance action. Specifically white non-ferrous metal Severe Sliding wear indicating incipient piston & cylinder failure mode.

   

Analytical results show the presence of 60 micrometer (um) non-ferrous metal particles. These large non-ferrous metal particles appear to be debris from the piston. This whit non-ferrous metal is most likely Aluminum.  Additionally, this large debris is of sufficient size to cause a metal to metal interference with close tolerance and clearance components.  Analysis shows the generation of 35um Rolling Contact (bearing) wear. This Rolling Contact wear is composed of a medium alloy steel. Testing also show the presence of 20um white non-ferrous metal wear. The size, shape and composition of these particles are of great concern.

   

Upon opening of inspection  engine; the two-(2) pistons were found with severe striations.

Secondary Damage, was minimized. Repairs were effected in a timely fashion.  Downtime was minimized.

CUSTOMER  ESTIMATED  COST SAVINGS:

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                                Total SAVINGS:    $
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