Practicing Oil Analysis March 2003

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

. . . Start by Telling Him About the Free $1,000 Noria Training Voucher Lubrication Excellence 2003 is not just a conference and exhibition - it’s much more. It is an opportunity to...

It is no wonder that Mario Andretti is considered by many to be the greatest racecar driver of all time. His career touched five decades, longer than any driver, and he has won...

David Doyle, ALS Staveley Services  David Doyle, Noria Corporation

Elemental analysis is a fundamental tool in used oil analysis. Used appropriately, trends in different wear metals can indicate a problem, allowing corrective action to be taken before catastrophic...

Noria Corporation

How much value do you get from a drop of oil? Consider not just the raw cost of the oil, but rather the total benefit that one drop of oil or grease provides over its anticipated life. For argument...

Noria Corporation

Particle counting is one of the most common oil analysis tests. It can be used to determine the cleanliness of new oil, identify dirt ingress, verify filter performance or indicate the onset...

David Bandt, EVTAC Mining Co.

Today’s global economy is here to stay. Manufacturers from automobiles to toothpicks are under continuous pressure to reduce costs. In order to survive in this environment, a company must...

Lance R. Lewand, Doble Engineering Company

The analysis of gases from petroleum products has been performed for decades using gas chromatography. However, this technique was not applied specifically to transformer mineral oil...

Noria Corporation

Business thrives on performance metrics. For large corporations, share price, earnings per share and return on net assets are used by CEOs and investors alike to assess a company’s financial...

The viscosity of a lubricating oil is perhaps its most important physical property. Among other factors, it determines the dynamic load that may be supported, what the lubrication film thickness will...

Nicole J. Kessissoglou, School of Engineering, James Cook University Zhongxiao Peng, School of Engineering, James Cook University

It has long been accepted that condition- based maintenance is the most effective and cost-efficient approach to maximizing the life of industrial machinery. Vibration and wear debris...

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