Although the equipment particle concentration (EPC)
OF 1,073 is within acceptable limits of this type of equipment in this
application, analytical results show the presence of 140 micrometer
(um) medium alloy steel Cutting/Plowing wear particle. The
Cutting/Plowing wear particles are thin shavings, indicating a two-(2)
body wear contact and an alignment problem.
Analysis also shows the presence of 60um ferrous
Rolling Contact (Bearing) wear and 20um Copper Alloy (including Brass
& Bronze) Rolling Contact wear particles.
An incipient bearing failure is in progress
resulting from an alignment problem.