Practicing Oil Analysis March 1999

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

I recently read an interesting webpage dedicated to the claim that oil "lasts forever." Woven between the words was the commercial message that used oils can be reclaimed and additives returned....

Drew Troyer

By Drew D. Troyer All of our sophisticated oil analysis tools, techniques, and diagnostic processes are meaningless if the oil sample fails to effectively represent the actual condition of...

Dingo Maintenance Systems was formed in 1991 by a core of professionals who previously created oil analysis software for a major coal mine and electric power generation facility in Queensland,...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

The application of particle counting for the monitoring of lubricating oil and hydraulic fluids has increased dramatically in the past ten years. This has been largely due to the many field studies...

Darrin Clark, SES Technical Inc.

SES Technical, Inc. is contracted by LTV Steel's Cleveland Works to provide predictive maintenance services to all areas around the mill. These areas include each step of the production of...

Jack Poley, ALS Staveley Services 

Getting the Most from Your Oil Analysis Program Fluid [Oil] Analysis, as applied to equipment maintenance and readiness, is essentially an information process, designed to provide the...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

The analysis of power train lubricants for the purpose of detecting faults and abnormal wear patterns is a well developed practice in mobile equipment applications. However, these same techniques...

Setting a new approach for condition monitoring oil analysis isn't new to the founders of National Tribology Services (NTS). In the 1970's and 80's they led the team which developed and...

Drew Troyer

When attempting to schedule maintenance actions based upon oil analysis data, simple statistics can be a powerful tool to simplify data, identify relationships between oil analysis parameters and...