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As the most fundamental test used in oil analysis today, elemental analysis can detect between 15 and 25 different elements that are related to wear metals, contaminant metals and oil additives. In this 6-minute, 59-second video, you will learn how elemental analysis works through atomic emission spectroscopy (AES), the results you can expect to see, why you want to run elemental analysis on used and new oil, and why you can’t completely rely on elemental analysis to get a true indication of overall machine condition. You will also gain an understanding of parts-per-million values, the two types of AES methods, the various alarms and much more.