Practicing Oil Analysis July 2006

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

There has been much said in recent years about the increased propensity of some modern oil formulations to produce sludge and varnish. Ironically, many of the oils accused of contributing to...

Noria Corporation

We are all too aware that starting in 2008, hundreds of thousands of baby boomers will begin to retire, initiating the largest single exodus out of the workforce by a single generation. A study by...

Matt Spurlock, Noria Corporation

Utilizing predictive technologies is a common maintenance practice today. While some technologies are suited more for a particular application than others, there are applications in which the...

Charles Boyle, U.S. Navy James Soisson, U.S. Navy

Northrup Grumman - Newport News (NGNN) was asked to perform equipment modernization, which involves modifications to the variable restrictor manifolds on SEAWOLF Class submarines. The trim and...

Ashley Mayer

Throughout my employment with Noria, I have presented many oil analysis training courses. Typically during my courses - and this is something I welcome - an attendee will approach me with a stack...

Clay Boyd, Duke Energy Sherry Potter, Duke Energy

It has been observed that various power stations throughout Duke Energy have CE Bowl Mill gearboxes for pulverizing coal that are chronically producing excessive amounts of wear metals. To reduce...

Noria Corporation

We recently received the following tip from one of our readers: When sampling using a vacuum-type pump, hot oil or exceptionally viscous oil can result in the plastic sampling bottle collapsing,...

Robert Scott

When oil analysis programs fail or are abandoned by a company, it is often because no apparent benefits from the program have been realized. Samples are taken and results are received from the lab...

Bryan Johnson, APSC-Palo Verde

Most of the industrial goods we buy have a pedigree that can be traced back to standards. These standards, which include verification testing, are necessary to ensure product performance and allow...

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