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ASTM Metallic Wear Standard will help machines run smoothly.

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Jan 20, 2015 - Routine monitoring for presence of ferrous and nonferrous wear particles in gearboxes is a crucial function for machinery across wide range of industries. ASTM International standard, D7917, Inductive Wear Debris Sensors in Gearbox and Drivetrain Applications, provides practices for selection, application, and use of inductive type metal debris sensors that are used to indicate presence of such debris in gearbox applications.

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New ASTM Metallic Wear Standard Will Help Machines Run Smoothly

Press release date: Dec 10, 2014

Routine monitoring for the presence of ferrous and nonferrous wear particles in gearboxes is a crucial function for machinery across a wide range of industries.

To keep machines running smoothly, a new ASTM International standard, D7917, Inductive Wear Debris Sensors in Gearbox and Drivetrain Applications, provides practices for the selection, application and use of inductive type metal debris sensors that are used to indicate the presence of such debris in gearbox applications.

ASTM member Jack Poley, managing general partner, Condition Monitoring International, says that D7917 will provide credible, sufficiently rigorous general standards for the manufacture and application of magnetometric sensors for condition monitoring purposes.

“Manufacturers will reference and indicate compliance with the standard,” says Poley. “This standard should bridge all industrial machinery, off-highway, marine and oil and gas components, along with some aviation applications.”

D7917 was developed by Subcommittee D02.96.07 on Integrated Testers, Instrumentation Techniques for In-Service Lubricants, part of ASTM Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels and Lubricants. Interested parties are welcome to participate in the standards developing activities of D02.

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