Practicing Oil Analysis July 1998

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Records show that the practice of analyzing used oils to indicate machine and lubricant condition has been around for nearly 60 years. In fact, one of the first examples was recorded by the Denver...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

The defoamant (also known as antifoam agents and foam inhibi tors) is a common additive in many types of lubricating oils and hydraulic fluids. As the name implies, the purpose of the defoamant is...

Daniel Anderson, Spectro, Inc.

For the last forty years or so, spectrometric analysis of lubricating oils has been used to determine the concentration of wear metals, contaminants and additives present in oil samples....

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Proper oil sampling does not have to be a difficult or unpleasant experience. In fact, when the best sampling methods (and hardware) are employed the experience should be just the opposite. There...

Drew Troyer

For industries like power generation and petro-chemical, vibration analysis has historically been the technique of choice for monitoring the condition of large, critical pieces of rotating...

Keeping gear oil clean isn't hard and may actually save you some money. We have large circulating systems that service industrial gear sets with heavy gear...

Bryan Johnson, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station

The PdM team of Palo Verde Nuclear Power Generation Station has a recipe for oil analysis success. Over the past several years they have documented several “saves” that could have potentially...

This new instrument by Fluitec offers portable TAN, TBN and antioxidant additive measurements. Cliff Mansfield of Texaco R&D puts it to the...

John Evans, Wearcheck South Africa

Oil analysis has been proven internationally as an effective method of reducing maintenance costs, improving productivity and providing peace of mind in industries that operate large...

An Interview with Daniel Richards, Founder and President of Insight Services - this Issue's Feature Oil Analysis Laboratory. Please tell us what makes...