Practicing Oil Analysis July 2007

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Jim Fitch, Noria Corporation

Despite the good intentions of many organizations, real improvements in contamination control often remain an elusive concept. They know that invisible particles are one of the largest single...

Noria Corporation

The goals of production and maintenance are rarely the same at first glance. But the underlying target is to produce high-quality products, with few defects, as reliably as possible. On the...

Matt Spurlock, Noria Corporation

In oil analysis, defining contamination is relatively easy. Contamination is a particle in the oil that is not specifically part of the oil itself. Identifying, removing and controlling...

Ashley Mayer

On-site oil analysis laboratories are becoming ever more popular as reliability professionals realize the profit-enhancing benefits that a well-designed and well-managed lab can...

Oil analysis is an overwhelmingly popular nondestructive maintenance tool, and for good reason. It identifies numerous problems that are fixable in their early stages while occasionally stemming a...

Noria Corporation

Additive depletion, contamination and oxidation are common pathways of lubricant degradation. The acid number (AN) test is one of the methods available in the oil analysis field used to estimate...

V. F. Leavers, V4L Particles Ltd.

Wear debris particle analysis is an established equipment health monitoring technique for oil-wetted components. Particle sizing and counting establishes a cleanliness level for an oil sample...

The Value of Spectroscopy FTIR spectroscopy is currently used in virtually all lubricant analysis laboratories. Whereas elemental analysis measures the level of wear metals present, infrared...

Engineers' reliance on external laboratory services for accurate solid particle contamination analysis of liquids can now be eliminated with the introduction of two new products from Parker Hannifin,...

Guanghua Yu, Filtration Solutions, Inc.

Separating water from hydraulic oil is a difficult task. In industrial environments, several techniques are used including vacuum dehydration, centrifugal separation, air stripping or purging,...

Suzy Jamieson, ICML

After receiving the ICML's inaugural John R. Battle award for excellence in machinery lubrication (2004), Clopay Plastics (Augusta, Kentucky) was recently awarded the 2006 Augustus H. Gill Award...

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