Practicing Oil Analysis March 2006

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Lubricant analysts face many challenges in trying to translate laboratory data into meaningful comments for those responsible for lubricant and machine health. One could say the analyst gives a...

Noria Corporation

Whenever a new component is about to be commissioned, the first thing we need to address is the lubricant. A typical original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) recommendation will usually state...

Matt Spurlock, Noria Corporation

In my column in the November- December issue of the magazine, I presented a case study in which a ship loading gearbox suffered a catastrophic failure just two days after receiving the new...

Noria Corporation

Regular readers of Practicing Oil Analysis magazine will be well-versed in the use of oil analysis to determine thermal and oxidative degradation in used oils. Tests such as acid number (AN),...

Ashley Mayer

Is particle counting worth it? The answer is most certainly yes. But it comes with a stop press: only if it is done properly. Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in the deployment of...

Matthew Dinslage

Some equipment owners view oil analysis as a tool to help determine when to perform an oil change. Some view it in terms of the fault detection ability. Still others apply it to a strategy for...

Donnie Thweatt, Chevron Tom Bell, Chevron

Just as a blood test can deliver life-saving information, heavy-duty motor oil (HDMO) analysis is about keeping equipment in good health. A patient may look and feel fine but still have physical...

Ashley Mayer

Two of the most common questions asked of analysts are: “What tests should I run?” and “How do I interpret the results?” The first question is easier to answer than the second. This is the first...

Steve Dougherty, Product and Process Engineering Concepts Ken Doenges, Product and Process Engineering Concepts

Product and Process Engineering Concepts (PAPEC) was formed in 1985 with the objective of developing and marketing instruments, and to provide consulting for the measurement and control of entrained...