Long time lurker, first time poster. Can you please give me a hand?
I'm having trouble identifying if this is false brinelling or electical fluting.
Right now, I'm leaning towards false Brinelling. Why?
- The flutes do no go all the way around in the outer race; they fade in and out
- The rolling elements are not pitted or marked, other than having a 'frosted' appearance. Same with the inner race
- If it was electrical arc fluting I would expect a darker color flutes. These are very light in color.
- The flutes are not narrow, they go almost the hole length of the rolling element. The pictures I've seen shows the electrical arc flute to be narrow compared to the width of the rolling element.
Any links to materials or discussions on this topic would be greatly appreciated!