Practicing Oil Analysis May 2002

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

The truth is, oil analysis is detective work, plain and simple. Today’s detectives are empowered with a growing bag of tricks but frankly, only a few of these tricks involve traditional “oil...

Louis LaBella, Columbia Gulf Transmission Co.

During the time I’ve been involved in predictive maintenance, I have often heard medical analogies used to define and describe predictive technologies. I have even used these analogies in...

Ray Garvey, Emerson Process Management

“Both oral and oil hygiene are optional. After all, you only have to brush those teeth you intend to keep.” How do you know when someone doesn’t practice good oral hygiene? The...

Duke Cooper, Oil Filtration Systems Robert Perez, Flint Hills Resources

For many industries, production downtime and scheduled outages are few-and-far between. While logic and best practice may suggest a need for system redesign, a filtration upgrade or a...

Suzy Jamieson, International Council for Machinery Lubrication

Arizona Public Service’s Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (PVNGS), is the 2001 recipient of the Augustus H. Gill Award for Excellence in Oil Analysis. Congratulations to Bryan...

Aeration can be a major cause for concern in lubricating systems causing oil film strength failure, cavitation, premature oxidation and compressibility problems. Possible causes of excessive air...

Heinz P. Bloch

Excerpted, by permission of the author, from "Practical Lubrication for Industrial Facilities" and "Oil Mist Lubrication: Practical Applications." The use of oil mist lubrication in the...

Noria Corporation

This is the third article in the Oil Analysis 101 series and focuses on detecting and monitoring water content. While there are typically only one or two methods commonly used for measuring...

Submitted by Brian Thorp, Seminole Electric History: Seminole Electric is a 1300 MW coal-fired power plant...

Drew Troyer

Mechanics and/or operators regularly inspect machines. In most cases, the equipment is looked over every day, every shift in some instances. What a wonderful opportunity to verify that proper...

You’ve pulled the oil samples, labeled the bottles, boxed them up and sent them off for testing. Play along with us now - suppose your lab could conduct only one test. What would it...

Wouldn’t it be great to look at your dashboard and know at a glance when it’s time to change your oil? Some car manufacturers currently offer this option. However these approaches often...

Garry M. Basilone, UEC Condition Monitoring Services Laboratory

Industrial fluid power applications have increased worldwide over the years. Hydraulic fluid performance demands have increased in operating pressures, safety and reliability. As operating...

Noria Corporation

You can feel it in the air, the exhilarating electricity of being surrounded by hundreds of people converged to share success, failures and ideas about oil analysis. Looking into the sea of...

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