Practicing Oil Analysis May 2003

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Is the cost of oil analysis really justified? Perhaps you’ve heard another rhetorical question. How long is a piece of string? The answer to both questions is the same - it depends. Oil analysis is...

Noria Corporation

“The oil is degrading.” An all-too- common phrase uttered during numerous oil analysis case studies courses I’ve taught over the past few years. Typically, this response is given, based on some...

Mark Smith, Analysts Inc.

The final laboratory report - whether received in an electronic form or as hardcopy - is the axle upon which any oil analysis program turns. Without a solid grasp of the underlying principles of...

Dave Wooton, Wooton Consulting Dave Wooton, Noria Corporation

Precision lubrication is a simple concept - at least at face value. Simply put, it requires the right lubricant, be it oil or grease, to be put in the right place, at the right time; that the...

In an article written by W. Van Dam of Chevron Oronite Technology and published in Practicing Oil Analysis magazine’s July-August 2002 issue, a number of different ASTM test procedures...

Noria Corporation

Discussion of appropriate wear metal alarms and limits must occur within the context of the tests used for determining wear metal concentrations in used oil analysis. Tests commonly used to...

Being able to determine an oil’s solid particle concentration (number and size of contamination particles in a defined volume) is one important feature in a well-defined fluid monitoring...

Michael Bryson Michael is a lubrication engineer at Southern California Edison’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station,...

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