Practicing Oil Analysis January 2006

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Recently, I heard someone say that for sixty percent of heart failures, the No.1 symptom was death. Although this is an interesting and serious statistic, one has to acknowledge the possibility...

Noria Corporation

It is likely that every consumer in North America and around the world is aware of the ever increasing cost of crude oil and gasoline. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has...

Matt Spurlock, Noria Corporation

With the recent push for better contamination control, maintenance personnel have become familiar with terms such as beta ratio, ISO cleanliness and offline filtration. Oil analysis results...

Ashley Mayer

When I am on-site at a client’s plant to perform a lubrication program management audit, there are a few things I immediately look for that indicate the state of the program. They include the...

Leonard Bensch, Pall Corporation Mike Day, Pall Corporation

Several methods have been investigated to oil-lubricated charge generation in oil-lubricated systems and prevent damage that can occur if the electrostatic discharge operates unchecked. One method...

Steve Reed, O’Rourke Petroleum Jason Wilkening, O’Rourke Petroleum

In June 2005, Shell Chemical’s Process Engineering Group set out to chemically clean two reboilers involved with the benzene, toluene and xylene chemical process. The reboilers were not transferring...

John Evans, Wearcheck South Africa Gary Blevins, Wearcheck Austrailia

After oxygen, silicon is the most abundant element in the earth’s crust. Silicon does not occur naturally in elemental form but rather combined with oxygen in a compound called silica (silicon...

William Bradley, Bradley Enterprises / Nova Tube

This article discusses the value of proactive maintenance and the use of off-line filtration to reduce wear particles and improve reliability. The author has applied these principles to closed...

Lindsay Hall, Noria Corporation

Technology Teledyne Leeman Labs has raised the bar in inductively coupled plasma (ICP) technology with the introduction of the Prodigy High Dispersion ICP. Combining a highly advanced Echelle...

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