Wear Metals

Combinations of these Wear Metals can identify components within the machine that are wearing. Knowing what metals a unit is made of can greatly influence an analyst's recommendations and determine the value of elemental analysis.

Metal Engines Transmissions Gears Hydraulics
Iron
(Fe)
Cylinder Liners, Rings, Gears, Crankshaft, Camshaft, Valve Train, Oil Pump Gear, Wrist Pins Gears, Disks, Housing, Bearings, Brake Bands, Shaft Gears, Bearings, Shaft, Housing Rods, Cylinders, Gears
Chrome
(Cr)
Rings, Liners, Exhaust Valves, Shaft Plating, Stainless Steel Alloy Roller Bearings Roller Bearings Shaft
Nickel
(Ni)
Valve Plating, Steel Alloy from Crankshaft, Camshaft, Gears from Heavy Bunker Type Diesel Fuels Steel Alloy from Roller Bearings and Shaft Steel Alloy from Roller Bearings and Shaft  
Aluminum
(Al)
Pistons, Thrust Bearings, Turbo Bearings, Main Bearings (Cat) Pumps, Thrust Washers Pumps, Thrust Washers Bearings, Thrust Plates
Copper
(Cu)
Lube Coolers, Main and Rod Bearings, Bushings, Turbo Bearings, Lube Additive Bushings, Clutch Plates (Auto/Powershift), Lube Coolers Bushings, Thrust Plates Bushings, Thrust Plates, Lube Coolers
Lead
(Pb)
Main and Rod Bearings, Bushings, Lead Solder Bushings (Bronze Alloy), Lube Additive Supplement Bushings(Bronze Alloy), Grease Contamination Bushings (Bronze Alloy)
Tin
(Sn)
Piston Flashing, Bearing Overlay, Bronze Alloy, Babbit Metal along with Copper and Lead Bearing Cage Metal Bearing Cage Metal, Lube Additive  
Cadmium
(Cd)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Silver
(Ag)
Wrist Pin Bushings(EMD's), Silver Solder (from Lube Coolers) Torrington Needle Bearings (Allison Transmission) N/A Silver Solder (from Lube Coolers)
Titanium
(Ti)
Gas Turbine Bearings/Hub/Blades, Paint (White Lead) N/A N/A N/A
Vanadium
(V)
From Heavy Bunker Type Diesel Fuels N/A N/A N/A


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