Practicing Oil Analysis July 2001

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

When it comes to oil analysis and lubrication, organizations have a compelling desire to make the transformation to world-class. The pathway can be long and challenging indeed, with obstacles along...

Tiimothy J. Smith, Equistar Chemicals

When creative, dedicated minds come together to provide the right product for every customer, it’s no surprise Equistar Chemicals turned to oil analysis to improve plant operations so it...

Noria Corporation

Much has been said about particle contamination and its effect on component longevity. It is well known that an improvement in particle contamination by one ISO Cleanliness Code can result in a 10...

Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Introducing glycol into lubricating oils exposes your machines to a powerful and poisonous mixture of chemicals. Unlike other harmful contaminants such as water and dirt, the destructive potential...

Philip Johnson, Donaldson Company, Inc.

Achieving proper cleanliness levels in today’s hydraulic systems requires the successful capture and removal of contaminants. Filtration must be done in a way that doesn’t disrupt the flow of oil,...

Certain machines are continuously challenged by the ingression of moisture. When water mixes with a lubricating oil or hydraulic fluid, it can wreak havoc on the quality and state of...

K. Andy Young, Hach Company

Particle counters are highly accurate, highly sensitive instruments, that by virtue of modern engineering and user-friendly interfaces, have become commonplace and accessible to a variety...

Charles Pitt, Sunoco Chemicals Lana Robin, Analysts

The effort to minimize the risk of contamination during lubricant handling and dispensing has been a recent priority at Sunoco Chemicals. The Frankford plant, located in Philadelphia, PA,...

For 20 years, The Fluid Life Corporation has been helping customers improve equipment reliability and maximize production uptime by providing a customer- focused, hands-on approach to oil...

Drew Troyer

The very best oil analysis programs incorporate some degree of on-site analysis. For most plants, mills and mines, particle monitoring is the most productive on-site oil analysis activity...

Ron Parrett, Ontario Power Generation, Pickering Nuclear Generating Station

Ontario Power Generation is a government-owned utility company located in the Province of Ontario, Canada. Like most companies, Ontario Power is constantly seeking ways to improve equipment...

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