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Radioactive Wear Measurement

We have used radioactive tracer technology (RATT®) for over 50 years to make highly accurate and sensitive, real-time wear measurements in operating engines and other mechanical systems. Friction and wear are typically measured in engines to evaluate lubricant chemistries, component design, and surface coatings. Wear measurements of components can be made using bulk-activated as well as surface-layer-activated methods. Using sophisticated instrumentation, our engineers study real-time wear to instantly detect wear and wear rate changes.