Particle Technology can provide either the equipment or the analysis service you require for the determination of the technical cleanliness of your components in accordance with inspection standards ISO16232 / VDA 19
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The component cleanliness testing service primarily uses a flushing/pressure rinse method for the removal of contamination from pipes, injectors, pumps, valves, radiators, engine blocks, cylinder heads, cranksahfts and manifolds. The flushing liquid is drawn through a membrane filter and analysed with a Leica microscope to count particles and weighed to give a gravimetric weight in mg.
All cleanliness equipment is housed within our separate clean area to ensure that contamination is minimised.
The microscope analysis identifies the quantity of particles in different size classes including longest particle and fibres according to the applicable test standards applied. Results are recorded and sent to the customer in a report as per the template below.
For a more in depth analysis of the contamination the particles can be analysed using our XRF microscope – allowing positive identification of particle type and matching to possible sources.