Practicing Oil Analysis November 2003

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Dipstick oil analysis may sound a little goofy, but it works. Not to mention it’s also cheap and quick.

Blake Barber, Becquerel Laboratories Inc.

Elemental oil analysis typically consists of techniques that use readily available, stand-alone equipment. Consequently, inductively coupled plasma mass spectro-metry (ICP) and rotating disc...

Zane Winberg, LubeTrak

Oil analysis is becoming an integral part of most companies’ lubrication program. However, the success of any oil analysis program, and its ability to provide vital supportive information...

David M. Bickford, ASL Technologies LLC

With hydraulic fluid ISO cleanliness levels of 14/10/7 to 15/12/10 on a main slab press, it is hard to imagine that it would be necessary to dump and replace fluid this clean. However,...

Noria Corporation

The worldhas been revolutionized in the past decade by technology. From satellite TV to DVDs, many luxuries we take for granted today have in fact been commercially available only for a short time....

Although power and distribution transformers have service lives ranging from 25 to 50 years, there are many electrical transformers that were built and installed shortly after World War...

Question You have just been hired as a maintenance engineer for a large manufacturing plant. The plant has a history of never greasing electric motor bearings, believing that this...

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