Multi-Source Metals

Additive and Multi-Source metals may turn up in the test results for a variety of reasons. Molybdenum, antimony, and boron are additives in some oils. Magnesium, Calcium, and Barium are often used in detergent/dispersant additives. Phosohorous is used as an extreme pressure additive in gear oils. Phosphorous, along with Zinc, are used in anti-wear additives (ZDP).

Metal Engines Transmissions Gears Hydraulics
Molybdenum
(Mo)
Ring Plating, Lube Additive, Coolant Inhibitor Lube Additive, Coolant Inhibitor Lube Additive, Coolant Inhibitor, Grease Additive Lube Additive, Coolant Inhibitor
Antimony
(Sb)
Lube Additive Lube Additive Lube Additive Lube Additive
Manganese
(Mn)
Steel Alloy Steel Alloy Steel Alloy Steel Alloy
Lithium
(Li)
N/A Lithium Complex Grease Lithium Complex Grease Lithium Complex Grease
Boron
(B)
Lube Additive, Coolant Inhibitor Lube Additive, Coolant Inhibitor Lube Additive, Coolant Inhibitor Lube Additive, Coolant Inhibitor

Additive Metals

Metal Engines Transmissions Gears Hydraulics
Magnesium
(Mg)
Detergent Dispersant Additive, Airborne Contaminant at some sites Detergent Dispersant Additive, Airborne Contaminant at some sites Detergent Dispersant Additive, Airborne Contaminant at some sites Detergent Dispersant Additive, Airborne Contaminant at some sites
Calcium
(Ca)
Detergent Dispersant Additive, Airborne Contaminant at some sites, Contaminant from Water Detergent Dispersant Additive, Airborne Contaminant at some sites, Contaminant from Water Detergent Dispersant Additive, Airborne Contaminant at some sites, Contaminant from Water Detergent Dispersant Additive, Airborne Contaminant at some sites, Contaminant from Water
Barium
(Ba)
Usually an Additive from Synthetic Lubricants Usually an Additive from Synthetic Lubricants Usually an Additive from Synthetic Lubricants Usually an Additive from Synthetic Lubricants
Phosphorus
(P)
Anti-Wear Additive(ZDP)
Anti-Wear Additive(ZDP) Anti-Wear Additive(ZDP), EP Additive(Extreme Pressure) Anti-Wear Additive(ZDP)
Zinc
(Zn)
Anti-Wear Additive(ZDP) Anti-Wear Additive(ZDP) Anti-Wear Additive(ZDP) Anti-Wear Additive(ZDP)


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