Practicing Oil Analysis May 2005

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

You guessed it. They both can forecast catastrophe. The use of canaries in coal mines dates to 1911 when miners carried them in cages deep into underground shafts. Canaries, being...

P. R. Ryason J. A. McGeehan, Chevron

The bearing overlay can play a critical role in determining bearing life. The authors analyzed two different mechanisms of overlay removal from production engines operating in major fleets. The...

Noria Corporation

In my Perspective column in the January-February issue of Practicing Oil Analysis magazine, I discussed a situation in which an externally contracted oil analysis program was halted when the new...

Doug McBride, Temple-Inland

Why is there such a big emphasis on oil cleanliness? The question has been asked numerous times over the years by maintenance technicians and managers alike.

J. Mike Weiksner, Savannah River Site

This case study discusses oil cleanliness standards for the lubricating oils used at Savannah River Site (SRS), a nuclear materials management facility for the U.S. government Department of Energy....

Abundant opportunities in the western mining and off-highway markets have warranted further expansion of Polaris Laboratories, a steadily growing fluid analysis company now located across the United...

Diagnostic Instruments launches the Di-440, a new concept in vibration analysis instrumentation. The Di-440 redefines traditional approaches to vibration analysis, simplifying the process for those...

Brett Winberg, LubeTrak

First Energy Services is an aggressive oil field construction company operating more than 125 pieces of Caterpillar® equipment and more than 400 pickups and trucks serving a majority of oil field...

David Trocel, Fertinitro

A five-year old single reduction conveyor drive was taken out of service for a scheduled preventive maintenance inspection and was disassembled. Prior to the inspection (disassembly), the unit had...

Ed Goles, Invista Company, Millhaven Plant

A Canadian production site uses high-volume blowers to propel a fine powder in one of the production processes. The powder is very fine and becomes abrasive in high concentrations. Current...

Gangzhu Zhang, Tianhou Electronic-Technology Co. Rui Ahang, Tianhou Electronic-Technology Co.

Xi’an Tianhou Electronic-Technolodgy Co., Ltd. Web site: http://www.oil8.com/En/index.asp A1506 Room, Shuangyu Building 158 West Yanta Road...