Practicing Oil Analysis July 2000

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Imagine . . . the leaders of our field will be gathered together. Some will be technocrats, most will be technicians. A few will have Ph.D.’s, but more will have learned trade skills. Practicing...

Kelly Collins, Pall Corporation John Duchowski, Pall Corporation

The study of journal bearing lubrication has been devoted to the understanding of the critical operating parameters of the bearing, namely the machined clearance and the film thickness needed for...

What do you get when you combine the detective skills of Sherlock Holmes with the excellent customer service of a family owned and operated laboratory? The Oil Analysis Lab in Spokane,...

Noria Corporation

When it comes to achieving a world-class oil analysis program and realizing all the benefits of condition-based maintenance, there are several milestones that must first be met. One of the most...

Editor’s Note: The information for this article was derived from the paper, “Performance of the IP400 Base Number Method for New and Used Lubricants,” by D. A. Armitage, M. F. Fox and...

Mark Smith, Analysts Inc.

Many oil analysis labs use the crackle test to screen for water contamination in lubricating oils and hydraulic fluids. If the crackle test is positive, the common Karl Fischer procedure...

Gerry Trodd, Millar Western

In a world of fierce competition, individuality and unique ideas bring fresh solutions to solving age-old industry issues. Millar Western, a family owned pulp and paper mill, was able to...

James R. Mickalec, AEP Pro Serv Inc.

In the Beginning Thomas Edison began to profit from the flow of electrons from electric dynamos at the Pearl Street Station in New York City in 1882. The commercially practical transformer was...

William R. Herguth, CEO Herguth Laboratories

Chromatographic methods for analyzing petroleum dates to the early twentieth century. Gas and liquid chromatography are widely used today by laboratories to separate and identify organic...

CSI has recently introduced the new 5200 Trivector Analyzer. The multiple analytical features of the 5200 meet many of the demanding requirements of the industry. These requirements...