Practicing Oil Analysis May 2004

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Several years ago, when my son was a Cub Scout, his den went on a night hike at our local wildlife sanctuary. He and I went together on this outing. We were led by a professional nature guide who...

Mark Smith, Analysts Inc.

For situations where spectrochemical oil analysis alone may not provide the most complete machinery wear profile, the results from specialized microscopic and instrument-based tests that focus on...

Noria Corporation

When a company decides to instigate on-site oil analysis, obvious questions such as: “What tools and equipment are we going to use?” and “What types of tests do we want to perform on-site?”...

Joanna A. Wolska, PANalytical Bruno A.R. Vrebos, PANalytical

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is a powerful analytical instrumental method used in a wide variety of industries to determine the elemental composition of various materials. In oil analysis...

David Stevens, Shell

Rolling element bearings are among the most important components in the vast majority of machines, and exacting demands are made upon their carrying capacity and reliability. The...

Max Bichler, SKF Christian Roth, SKF

Today’s business climate makes it important for customers to get the most from their bearings; namely long bearing service life and low noise performance. These requirements mean that...

Suzy Jamieson, International Council for Machinery Lubrication

Industry professionals aware of the importance of oil analysis in the greater picture of machine reliability gathered in the brightly lit ballroom at Lubrication Excellence 2004 to learn the name...

I recently had an unusual experience with filter plugging on a diesel fuel filter in an agricultural combine. The combine plugged six filters in the previous 350 hours of operation....

Attendees spent time in the exhibit hall speaking one-on-one with exhibitors and learning how the products and services on display fit their specific needs. Don’t fight change. This...

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