Damage Caused by Particle Contamination

Mechanisms of Wear
Particle contamination can damage systems by causing a variety of types of wear.The primary types of wear are shown in the table below, along with the most common cause for that type of wear.Each of these wear mechanisms result in the generation of particulate contamination capable of causing further component damage.

Primary Cause
磨料磨损 Particles between adjacent moving surfaces
冲蚀磨损 Particles and high fluid velocity
粘着磨损 Surface to surface contact (loss of oil film)
疲劳磨损 Particle damaged surfaces subjected to repeated stress
Corrosive Wear     Water or chemical

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Component Wear