Practicing Oil Analysis May 2008

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

If you thought oil analysis was only about monitoring oil properties, you're in for a big surprise. It's a fundamental premise that we don't analyze the oil merely to generate data, but rather we...

Noria Corporation

Though "project management" has become a popular buzzword in the last several years, it has been around for a long time, from the great pyramids of Egypt (circa 2600 B.C.), to the Great Wall...

Noria Corporation Matt Spurlock, Noria Corporation

John Maxwell, renowned leadership and personal development coach, defines leadership as "the ability to influence others." He co-authored a book dedicated to the traits required to be an...

Ashley Mayer

It's often said that an oil analysis program is a metric of the overall health of a lubrication management program. If this is true, then why is oil analysis seldom used as such? Sure, it gets...

I was pleased to see Aaron Black's article on worm gearing in the September 2007 issue of Practicing Oil Analysis. I would like to add a few comments that might be helpful for clarification and...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

With the widespread use of plant-level particle counters, maintenance organizations are becoming more sophisticated and skilled in the management and control of oil cleanliness. This has led to the...

Drew Troyer

Moisture, upon contaminating hydraulic and lubricating oils, has a degrading effect to both the lubricant and the machine itself. While some additives adsorb to the water and are removed when the...

Andy Burks, Caterpillar

This guideline provides a method for an accurate measurement of particle count by pretreating oil samples with kerosene, prior to testing, with an optical light-blocking automatic particle counter....

The city of Nashville, Tenn. offers many reasons to visit a location filled with history, culture and southern attractions. And on May 20 through 22, you will have one more reason to enjoy the...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

On March 6, 24 Italian practitioners sat for ICML's first Italian MLT I exam - Tecnico addetto alla lubrificazione di macchine - at the Italian School of Maintenance (Scuola Italiana di...

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