Practicing Oil Analysis November 1998

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

A number of months ago I was invited to participate in a planning meeting for re-engineering oil analysis at a large industrial plant. Shortly after taking my seat, introductory remarks were made...

Jim Harris, Port of Tacoma Nick Nesland, Sr., Hydraulic Repair and Design

The Port of Tacoma is an active port authority that provides warehousing, trucking, shipping and long-shore support in Tacoma, Washington. The maintenance team is focused on managing a large fleet...

Oil Change Color Gauge Without gauge compare sample to a previous sample and/or new oil sample. An...

Howard Maxwell P.E., Arizona Public Service Bryan Johnson, Arizona Public Service

Editors Note: Our first issue of Practicing Oil Analysis featured an article describing the remarkable success of Arizona Public Service in integrating oil analysis with vibration analysis....

Gary Humphrey, JOAP TSC DOD Robert Whitlock, U.S. Navy Darrell Churchhill, GasTOPS Ltd.

Advanced warning of abnormal wear in high value, high mission critical assets, provides important options otherwise unavailable to decision-makers. With advanced warning of failure, a...

Stephen W. Eliot, Mobil Oil Corporation

Paper machine oil deposits represent potentially serious problems to paper mills. Often these mills make decisions when deposits are found that result in more repairs than may be...

Jennifer M. Cypress, Emerson Process Management Thomas A. Gabany, NASA Langley Research Center

Simple, fast and reliable onsite oil analysis should be an integral part of any plant maintenance program. It's one technology that is inexpensive to implement, and the money saved by...

John Evans, Wearcheck South Africa Gary Blevins, Wearcheck South Africa

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...

Engineered Lubricants is a St. Louis-based provider of specialty lubricants and greases. Putting their years of lubrication experience to work, Engineered Lubricants prides itself on...

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