d. The fluids contamination set (Figure 1 -11) is capable of extracting metallic and nonmetallic particulate matter
from used oil samples for microscopic examination. The set requires the presence of a vacuum to expedite the
participation process. Normally stored within the cabinet K3, this unit is positioned on the curbside countertop next to the
waste oil drain when deployed.
Figure 1-11. Fluids Contamination Set
e. The drying oven (Figure 1- 12) and hot plate set (Figure 1- 13) are comprised of a mechanical convection oven
and an explosion-proof hot plate. The oven is used to dry samples from the filter blotter test and the hot plate is used
during the crackle test. The maximum operating temperature of the oven is 260 degrees Centigrade with a consistency
of plus or minus 4 degrees C. The oven is permanently installed against the forward, curbside bulkhead. The hot plate is
stored in cabinet K2 and used in the fume hood when deployed.
Figure 1-12. Drying Oven
Figure 1-13. Hot Plate Set