Practicing Oil Analysis July 2003

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

There are several important silent assumptions of bearing reliability. However, before I address these assumptions, some even more basic assumptions and statements of fact must be established....

Arnold Shugarman

Extreme pressure (EP) gear oils are used to minimize wear and scuffing in automotive and industrial applications under high load conditions, especially where high peak or shock loads are...

Sharon Dory, J.R. Simplot Company Teresa Hansen, Noria Corporation

Like all industries, the mining industry is under increasing pressure to do more with less. Faced with falling profits, J.R. Simplot Co.’s Smoky Canyon Phosphate Mine near Jackson Hole, Wyo., set...

Gerardo Trujillo, Noria Latin America

The blotter spot test dates back to the early 1950s. It is one of the oldest techniques used to identify excessive engine soot, evaluate a lubricant’s dispersancy and detect the presence...

Gerardo Trujillo, Noria Latin America

Begin using this easy onsite test to identify excessive engine soot, evaluate a lubricant’s dispersancy and detect the presence of glycol, diesel fuel and other contaminants in diesel engine…

Question You are no longer able to buy lubricants from your previous supplier (Supplier A), so your company has switched to a new lubricant supplier (Supplier B). All of your machines...

David B. Board, Swantech LLC

Stress wave analysis (SWAN) provides real-time measurement of friction and mechanical shock in operating machinery. This high-frequency acoustic sensing technology filters out background...

Routine particle counting is an important part of a modern, proactive contamination control strategy. The practices of ensuring proper oil handling and storage and improving seals,...

Martin Williamson

Water is one of the most devastating contaminants. Keeping water out of oil is the best line of defense, but what if it gets in? Learn some effective methods for removing water from oil.

Frequent readers of Practicing Oil Analysis magazine probably know that Noria believes particle counters should be at the top of the shopping list when setting up an onsite oil analysis...

A large municipal bus fleet engineering manager was perplexed. With six different bus depots, each operating buses with engines of the same model and age under similar service conditions, using the...

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