Source element guide – contamination, wear metal, additives and multi-origin elements


See below my crib sheet for identifying each of the elements you see on your oil analysis reports.

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Find out how wear metals, contamination elements, wear particle quantification index (PQ / PQI) and additive metals are tested below, what each element on a report means and how to diagnose which components on failing. Then test what you learn in our test your knowledge quiz below.

Test your knowledge of your elements in oils.

ICP elemental analysis quiz

This is a quiz on elements measured by icp in lube oils.