Practicing Oil Analysis January 2008

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

This year Noria's inaugural magazine, Practicing Oil Analysis, celebrates its ten-year anniversary. Yes, I said ten years! I very well recall that memorable day in the spring of 1998 when Mike...

Noria Corporation

My job takes me all over North America to client sites which are attempting to become more reliable and efficient through best practice machinery lubrication, oil analysis and contamination...

Matt Spurlock, Noria Corporation

While reviewing Noria Corporation's message boards, I ran across a post that I believe deserves an in-depth answer. The question asked "What tests should be performed on new oil to ensure that...

Ashley Mayer

Making a lubricant is a bit like baking a cake. Unlike other forms of cooking, in baking, measuring ingredients with "a sprinkle of this and a pinch of that" doesn't cut it - they need to be...

Rob Crawford, Crawford Resources, Inc.

After years of operating vacuum facilities with a schedule-based preventive maintenance program, engineers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) John Glenn Research Center in...

Ted Naman, ConocoPhillips Andrew Jeng, ConocoPhillips

The growing use of electrostatic oil cleaners in power-generating stations and paper mills to control varnish and contaminants has prompted interest among lubricant and additive manufacturers, as well...

Suzana Vidakovic, Internormen Technology, Inc.

Technological innovation encases the advancement of components, connections, procedures and techniques, all of which are relevant parts of a whole product. Hydraulic system innovations are important...

Nguyen Truong, Noria Corporation

Monitoring the health and cleanliness of in-service lubricants is an important feature of any condition-based maintenance program. This practice helps to ensure the lubricant is performing its job of...

Sentelligence has created a flexible platform technology that can be applied to a wide range of fluid condition and quality monitoring systems for the automotive, industrial and mining industries. The...

Thomas S. Wanke, Milwaukee School of Engineering Paul W. Michael, Milwaukee School of Engineering Michael A. Mccambridge, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Particulate contamination interferes with the ability of hydraulic fluids and lubricants to minimize friction and wear. This concentration of contaminants has a direct impact on a system's performance...

Lisa Templeton, Northwest Analytical

Testing laboratories associated with manufacturing plants play a key role by assisting production personnel in monitoring the manufacturing process. The laboratories are often chartered with providing...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

Are you a certified MLA, machine lubricant analyst? Or perhaps an MLT, machinery lubrication technician? If so, you have the chance to contribute to the improvement of industry for generations to...

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